Teenage discipleship is a stewardship given to a father and a mother. As a church we make every effort to assist them in this blessed stewardship. To this end we have developed a Youth Discipleship Ministry that is designed to minister to young people at this pivotal and transitional stage of life. We encourage parents to join with this ministry so that together families may see their teenagers grow into spiritual maturity.
The focus of our weekly Teen Bible Study Hour (Sundays 9:30 a.m.) is to equip each teen with a scriptural framework and a biblical worldview. We intend each week to mine the depths of scripture, see our need of Jesus, and find practical relevance for our everyday living. God’s grand story: creation, fall, redemption, and the restoration of all things form the framework for our study of the biblical text. Every book of the Bible we study, every topic we cover, and every issue that is raised is deeply rooted in God’s story and points us toward better knowing, loving and serving God. During the school year, our Youth Night seeks to further flesh out this Biblical framework in more concrete application as the youth gather in a casual setting and invite newcomers weekly to join.
In addition to our weekly bible study and our youth night, the teens gather once a month in homes on Sunday from 7:30-9:00. Here we seek to deepen relationships as we enjoy food and good times together in the comfort of a church member’s home. We also take time to discuss application points from that morning’s message from our worship gathering. Our goal is to generate biblical discipleship by working the truth of God’s Word practically into the lives of the teens.
God has blessed believers with the local assembly so that we might build up one another spiritually. Through time spent together we receive increased opportunity to accomplish this God-given responsibility and privilege. With that goal in mind, we provide occasional opportunities to enjoy one another’s company in a fun, casual setting so that we might encourage each other in one’s own journey of faith spiritually.
Part of our mission is to serve God. To that end we endeavor to be purposeful about creating periodic service opportunities for our teenagers both within and without the local congregation locally as well as mission trips abroad.