Students (6-12 grade)

Student ministry exists to support our parents and families in making disciples of our middle and high schoolers (Mt 28:19; Eph 6:4; Prov. 22:6). We desire to lovingly labor towards this goal: the salvation and equipping of our young people (Gen 12:3b; Acts 16:30-34; Eph 4:11-16), specifically that they would be transformed into men and women that are:

  • believing God and repenting of sin (1 Jn 1:9; Gal 3:2-9; Mt 5:29-30)
  • mature and qualified in character (1 Tim 3:1-13; 4:12; Gal 5:22-23)
  • wise and discerning (Gen 41:39; Prov 28:7)
  • obedient to parents and authorities (Eph 6:1; Rom 13)
  • caring towards siblings (Mk 10:13-16; 1 Jn 3:16; 4:20; Gen 4:9)
  • pure in the midst of a corrupt culture (Phil 2:15)
  • united to and serving as part of the larger church body (Jn 17:20-21; Gal 6:10; 1 Pet 4:10-11)
  • responsible in school, work, and other commitments (Eccl 5:5; Lk 16:10-11)
  • committed to prayer and the Word (Josh 1:8; Ps 119:11-15; Col 4:2)
  • standing firm against the temptations and teachings of this demonic world (1 Cor 10:13; Eph 6:10-13; 2 Pet 2:1-3)

As we labor to prepare our youth to live faith lives now and as adults, a normal year will have 3 major events for our students: Impact (Discipleship) Weekend in Feb/Mar, summer camp in June/July, and a Fall Lock-in. Our weekly meeting times take place in our Student Building on Sunday mornings for Sunday School from 10-11am and on Wednesday Evenings for Equip from 6-8pm. Studenst also have the incredible opportunity to get involved in Dischipeship Groups (D-Groups) to be discipled and learn to make disciples.

Below is our 7-year plan for teaching our students in Sunday School and Equip.

Sunday School- Main Resources Desiring God's Curriculum and Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology

  • 6thGrade
    • Teach our Students a High View of God through Desiring God’s My Purpose Will Stand
  • 7-8thGrade
    • Teach and Discuss Gospel and Basic Christianity through DG’s Teach Me Your Way 
    • Comprehensive intro to every doctrine through Grudem’s Systematic Theology
  • 9-10thGrade
    • Study and Discuss Creation & Evolution, World Religions, Manhood & Womanhood, Marriage & Family, Money, Media, Ethics, Work & Leisure, War, Government, Suffering, and more through DG’s Your Word is Truth
    • Learn How to Study the Bible through DG’s Open My Eyes
  • 11-12thGrade
    • Repeated from 7-8th grade: Comprehensive teaching of every doctrine through Grudem’s Systematic Theology
    • Teach: Spiritual Disciplines through Don Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
    • Prepare: How to Find a Good Church through Mark Dever’s Nine Marks of  Healthy Church
    • Equip: Fighting Sin through Armand Tiffe’s Transformed Into His Likeness
    • And More

Equip

  • Godly Friendships Built through Social Time and Small Groups
  • Personal Application through Small Groups
  • Address our Contemporary Cultural Issues through preaching
  • Boldness in Sharing the Gospel through preaching
  • Believing God in Prayer and Life through preaching
  • High View of Church and It’s Community through preaching
  • Living Life for the Great Commission through preaching