Middle School and High School Ministry
Jesus commanded His disciples to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Therefore, the heart of our student ministry is to go and make disciples of all students. Our students are facing pressures of all kinds of temptations in schools and also embarking on a journey to understand who they are and where they fit in this world. Now in our culture, they are experiencing many attacks against the Christian faith. Our students need truth and our students need a relationship with Jesus. Our mission for making disciples of all students is to help them KNOW Jesus, to GROW in Jesus, and to SHOW Jesus to the world.
The first step in making disciples is to have a knowledge of our Lord and Savior and how through Him we can have a right relationship with God the Father. We don’t desire our students to have a lukewarm relationship towards our Lord and Savior, but to know Him deeply. If our students truly grasp the greatness of our God, the severity of our sin, and the immense grace shown through Jesus dying on the cross, then their lives will never be the same. We spend much of our time helping our students know Jesus.
Once students know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they need to grow to be more like Him as well. The Holy Spirit is working in believers to help us become more like Christ. Our ministry focuses on building relationships with students and walking with them as they learn what it means to follow Jesus. We study God’s Word, pray, serve, and share with one another so that we have a better understanding of who we are in Christ and how to be obedient to His Word.
We are not called to receive the best news in the world and keep it to ourselves. We are called to be a light in a dark world. It is no different with our students. As they are following Christ, they are called to make disciples as well. What better way to reach the lost in our schools than for our students to go tell them about Jesus! We are praying together that students who don’t know Christ would put their hope in Him. We are training our students how to share with others the Good News of Jesus and to be broken for their classmates. Ultimately, if the student can grasp what a great gift they have received, they will have a desire to share it with the world.
Weekly Worship Times
Wednesday Nights- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday nights include a time of fellowship with an icebreaker game, worship led by our student praise band, a study of God’s Word, and a time to discuss His word in smaller breakout groups.
Sunday Mornings- 9:00-10:00 a.m.
On Sunday morning we have Middle School and High School Sunday School classes. We serve breakfast and have an interactive time of Bible study and prayer with our groups.
Sunday Evenings- 5:00-7:00 p.m.
On Sunday evenings we have our Student Small Groups. The groups challenge each student to get in the word, to be held accountable, and to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus.
For additional information such as upcoming events and the student pastor blog, please check out the youth website at http://youthnsbc.weebly.com/