Our vision is to be a student ministry that grows fully developing disciples of Christ.
We seek to accomplish that by…Reaching OUT to students (Evangelism)Helping students grow deeper IN God (Discipleship)Building community WITH each other (Fellowship)Empowering students to let God work THROUGH them (Ministry)Encouraging students to surrender their lives UP to God (Worship)
Our purpose is to be a student ministry that is connected to the entire church body and offers opportunities for students and adults to connect with God and each other.
Our mission is to provide programs and events for students and adults that allow them to connect with God and each other through regular Bible study, prayer, service opportunities, outreach events, discipleship-focused relationships, and social-fellowship opportunities.
We hope that every event or activity we do has a little bit of every core value. Some events are tailored specifically for certain things and may lean more towards a certain core value, but we always want to have a well-rounded approach to programming.
Our Goals for Students
We know that the chance of a student graduating from high school and moving away from God is very high. Because of this we have developed our programs to best help in building a foundation in which a student can stand on and stay grounded in even after they have left the comfort and familiarity of their home. We have some key areas in a student’s life that we hope to see in them by the time they graduate from high school and move out into the world. We hope students graduating from our ministry would…
Profess Christ (Colossians 1:13-14)It is our hope that students would have a relationship with Christ. The most important step in a journey is often the first one. The key to a life of faith must always be grounded in the understanding that Christ is the way, the truth, and the only path to everlasting life.
Penetrate the Culture (Jeremiah 29:5-6)It is our hope that students would not be afraid to live in the world. Despite the things that culture has to offer that drives us away from God, we should not completely abandon the people in the midst of the culture. Because of this, we have a responsibility to live in the world and make a difference, not by adapting and compromising, but by engaging and reshaping the culture.
Practice a Missional Lifestyle (Jeremiah 29:7)It is our hope that students would live in a way that exhibits a missional lifestyle. Being “On-Mission” does not happen only when we plan a trip, but it happens every day by the way we live our lives.
Pursue an Intimate Relationship with God (Jeremiah 29:11-13)It is our hope that students would earnestly seek the Lord with everything they have. We often quote Jeremiah 29:11 as a promise God has for all of us, but when we read more closely, we see that the promise is made with the understanding that we are going to seek after God with every ounce of our being and that God will hear us and we will find Him.
Pursue Wisdom through the Word (Colossians 1:9)It is our hope that students would love the Word. It is the key to a biblical worldview as opposed to a secular worldview. Pursuing the wisdom found in the Word allows students to begin to build a foundation in which to gauge life decisions and the knowledge to articulate biblical truths.
Practice the Integration of Their Faith and Life (Colossians 1:10)It is our hope that students would be able to integrate the biblical knowledge and wisdom they have with their every day normal living. The evidence of this is found in the bearing of fruit.