Given the temptations and confusion present in our culture, your children face numerous challenges today: questions of identity, peer pressure at school, and competing worldviews. Therefore, parents have a daunting task as they seek to reach their children with the gospel. And we think that a child’s parents are the most important component in any youth ministry (Ephesians 6:4). So, in addition to weekly meetings (Fridays, 3:30-5 pm), we seek to partner with parents in the following ways:
- We provide resources that help equip parents with a biblical perspective (e.g., Christian books, seminars, one on one discipleship, etc.).
- Pastoral counseling is available to parents. We provide parents with practical guidance and encouragement to persevere in the great calling of being a parent!
- By providing your children with the Bible in our congregational services. As we gather to sing the Word, to pray the Word, and to listen to the Word, we believe young people will receive the teaching and encouragement they need to follow Christ.
- Through Sunday school classes. Teenagers are encouraged to join with adults for edifying biblical instruction that develops wisdom and character. Classes currently offered
- Through Growth Groups. Teenagers are encouraged to join with adults as we meet in each other's homes on a regular basis to share our struggles and joys, to encourage one another, to pray for one another, to care for one another’s practical needs, to grow in wisdom and knowledge of the truth, and to work together to reach unbelievers with the gospel.
- Through connection to the body of Christ, the local church. Interacting with the whole local church is vital to the maturity of your teenager. As your teenager interacts with people from all walks of life, learns how to honor their parents publicly and privately, learns how to submit to the elders of the church, and learns how to respect older men and women, they learn how to live out the one another commands of the New Testament. They can only learn how to do this in the context of the local church.