Mission and Vision

Student Ministry Mission and Vision

Establishing young believers in a Biblical Christian worldview.

“I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you that you may be established…” Romans 1:11

Establishing…

Paul uses the Greek word, “to establish” in regard to believers. He, and we in our ministry, long for young believers to be established in their faith. To establish means “to make stable, place firmly, set fast, fix, to strengthen, make firm, to render constant.” (Strongs)

Young…

From sixth grade to college graduation.

Believers…

Those who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ or who are presently part of the church, but have yet to make any personal commitment.

In a Biblical…

We hope that we might teach the whole counsel of God as set forth in Scripture — thinking, living and obeying God’s Word in the world.

Christian…

Recognizing the historical nature of the church, the global community of believers and the public professions of faith as found in the creeds and confessions of the church.

Worldview…

Stressing the relationship of faith to live, that there is no part of the life that is not claimed under the Lordship of Christ and that there is no part of reality outside the plan of God and His interpretation of it in Scripture.

In Practice This Means Several Things:

Pastorally

We are seeking to apply the truth of Scripture to Christian life knowing that, in practice, the Bible provides the necessary foundation upon which to build a life (Matthew 7:24-27).

Pedagogically

We are seeking to teach that, in principle, all of human experience makes sense only because the Bible is true and that the truth of Scripture speaks to every facet of human experience and makes sense of it.

Apologetically

We are seeking to demonstrate that every alternative to the Biblical worldview fails to make sense of human experience (and that the truth of the Bible succeeds).

Evangelistically

We are seeking to proclaim that the message of salvation found in the Bible is the only hope for all human beings.

Devotionally

We are seeking to establish young people in their love of God and His Word to the point at which young people value their relationship with God above all other.

Communally

We are seeking to involve young people in the life of the local church. Fourth should be inter-generational, mutually encouraging one another in the faith:

“That is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.” (Romans 1:12)