Every Student Is Known, Loved, and Belongs
We want to meet everyone where they are and help them walk with God for a lifetime! We will use everything at our disposal to accomplish through:
Prayer is an essential part of a Christ follower’s life! More than a discipline, it’s a privilege to pray for one another, for our families, for our church, for our community and world. We ask our students to Pray with IMPACT @7:14 am and pm daily. There will also be concerted times of prayer throughout the year for special times like Camp, IMPACT weekend, National Day of Prayer as well as prayer walking our schools weekly. In addition, a group of students gather 30 minutes before weekly services to pray and encourage one another.
Student Ministry Worship
A weekly large group meeting just for students with high energy, music, games, and Biblical teaching. Each week this time will be utilized to focus on our 3x3 strategy, to teach the values of IMPACT, and most importantly develop a hunger for Gods word all in an environment that is real, relational and relevant! We desire for students to be involved in this weekly service at every level from preparation, planning, and execution. Our desire is for this time to be for students by students, making it a perfect “entry” point for new students. This weekly service will be something that students are proud to invite friends to.
LIVE Small Group Bible Study
On Sunday @10am, we open up Gods word and see what it has to say to our lives. We will launch every Sunday morning with prayer and a large group teaching time led by a rotation of leaders. This small group will be an open discussion time for students with an adult facilitator.
We want each student to develop a servant’s heart. Our Student Ministry will not only teach about service, but we will provide consistent opportunities to serve the group, church, community and world! Our desire is for students to take a lead role in weekly services, school clubs, our church body and the community.
Mission- Our Acts 1:8 Strategy
Students will have 2-3 opportunities each year to serve on mission
“Jerusalem” Projects -This is the entry level mission trip, usually local inscope one day or possibly a weekend i.e.-a church member’s home, a local foodbank, clothes closet, etc. These events will happen 4-5 times a year and will be aminimal cost if any(The Jerusalem mission experience will be preceded by a one day mission orientation led by student leaders to prepare each student with a servant’s heart in prayer, biblical teaching, and practical application)
“Judea” Projects -This is any regional mission project where Students whohave completed a Jerusalem project may then help lead and serve a Jerusalemproject with others or serve the surrounding areas outside our community. These projects will happen 3-4 times a year and will be aminimal cost if any(This project requires a one day leadership training for all student leaders that will be ledby current adult and student leaders to prepare each participant for theresponsibilities of leadership from a biblical perspective)
“Samaria” Projects -This mission emphasis will be on the “unlovable” people we encounter. When students want to reach out to those “different” than them that others neglect, then they are following the heartbeat of Jesus. These projects are ongoing and are encouraged to be sought out within the student’s daily context.
“Ends of the Earth” Projects – As a Student Ministry, we have a covenant with our Ministry Partners Heart of the Bride to care for the Human Care School in Mare Rouge Haiti. HCS is a secondary school 7-12 grade for orphan boys. Our students not only take 2-3 trips a year to serve, they sponsor a daily feeding program and many personally sponsor a young man providing books, tuition, uniform, and food for their home.
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We believe life change best happens when we can be intimate and held to a high standard of relational excellence that flows from Gods word! The best way to accomplish this is Mentoring. We desire for each student to have an
adult mentor when they enter the Student Ministry and to walk with that person until High school. (Mentoring 101, 201) By High School, we desire for each student to partner with their mentor to invest in another underclassman for three years. (Mentoring 301) By their senior year, our desire is for every student to be mentoring another student and to continue in a mentoring relationship as well. (Mentoring 401)