To Relationally Lead students into an Honest, Free and Dependent Relationship with Jesus.
Biblical Truth The Truth of the Word of God permeates, defines and speaks into every essence of our being and lives, telling us Who we are, Who God is and the hopeful solution of Jesus Christ to bridge the gap between us and Him.
Broken Lives We are all, believers and non believers, broken people living broken lives in a broken world.
Hope Offered The only healing, hope and solution to our brokenness is an honest, freeing, dependent relationship with the person of Jesus Christ.
Relational Catalyst Relationships are the means to share the Hope of Christ with one another.
Family Foundation Students are not their own entities within a vacuum but parts of a larger family structure which needs to be built up alongside and underneath the students.
Community Strength We are not alone in our messes and madness but part of a larger church and youth community, calling us to regularly come together to build up and celebrate our Hope and Life in Christ.
With the above foundation, we seek to incorporate adults from college on up in as many different ways as the Lord sees fit. All the way from...
- Small Group Disciplers who are in students' lives on an ongoing, personal basis.
Gifts and Passions - Enjoy personal relationship with a broad variety of students and willing to be invested personally and consistently in their lives at programs but also through phone calls, emails and personal "hang out" times. Be able to teach and train students in the gospel (not looking for doctoral candidates but a willingness to speak Truth into their lives as an imperfect discipler). Commitment - 2 leader meetings a month (1 sunday lunch, 1 sunday dinner), weekly small group leadership on Wed night and/or Sun morning. Minimum 1 year commitment.
- Large Group Leaders who come to youth group and invest in their lives in a group setting.
Gifts & Passions - Enjoy students but not necessarily comfortable or sure about too much one-on-one time at this point. Willing to be consistently at youth group not as a parental authority figure but as a loving, humble, non-controlling adult who is willing to laugh, play, pray and lead by example. Commitment - 1 or 2 leader meetings a month (1 sunday lunch, 1 sunday dinner), every Sunday Morning 9:30-10:30. Minimum 1 semester commitment.
- Worship Team - draw in potential student worship leaders and form a working worship team.
Gifts & Passions - Able to lead and train others to lead student-style and creative worship. Commitment - 1 or 2 leader meetings a month (1 sunday lunch, 1 sunday dinner), every Sunday Morning 9:30-10:30. Minimum 1 semester commitment.
- Logistics Leaders who help from the outside with food, hospitality and the like.
Commitment - Welcome to but not required to attend Leader meetings on Sunday. Used on an as-needed basis for special events, setup, cleanup, prep etc. Gifts & Passions - behind the scenes helper to keep the Student Ministry flowing without getting up front praise. A servants heart.
- Prayer team who lifts up the students and the leaders before the Throne of Grace.
Commitment - Welcome to but not required to attend Leader meetings on Sunday. Start a weekly prayer team involving parents, students, leaders and whoever else feels called to pray for the Student Ministry.
- Photography Team
Commitment - Welcome to but not required to attend Leader meetings on Sunday. Come to most programs/meetings/events. Able to take, edit and burn pictures for the newsletter and website.
- Audio/Video/Computer Tech Team for Sunday Mornings and other events
Commitment - Welcome to but not required to attend Leader meetings on Sunday. Needed to recruit and train students in how to run audio/video and powerpoint.
- Drama Team - create, cultivate and lead an student artistic team
Commitment - Welcome to but not required to attend Leader meetings on Sunday. Needed to build from scratch a creative arts team who will be able to share their gifts are art at Sunday Morning youth group and other events/times/places.