Our Mission is to present students as mature believers in Christ.
The concept of presenting believers as mature in Christ is one that is found throughout the New Testament, especially in Paul’s ministry. (Colossians 1:28) We understand that students will not be perfect, or even completely mature in Christ during this lifetime. However, we want to see them begin to make steps toward maturity in Christ during the essential years of Middle and High School.
So what does it mean for a student to be mature in Christ? We believe that Jesus taught that there are three elements of someone who is becoming a mature believer.
They Love God - “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” –Matthew 22:37
When someone encounters the love of Christ, that paid the debt caused by their sins, the only sufficient response is one of love for their savior.
They Love People - “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:39
When someone loves the Lord Jesus Christ with all of they heart, soul, and mind, they begin to view others around them in the same way that Jesus does. This perspective changes our lives and causes us to love and serve others instead of ourselves.
They Make Disciples - “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The call to follow Christ is always a call to make disciples. We believe that this is true for every believer, including students. Therefore, we want to equip them to not only share their faith with others but also be disciples that reproduce disciples.
Sunday Morning Bible Study takes place in the Warehouse at 9:40 a.m. We meet in the auditorium for announcements of upcoming events and pray together as a student ministry. Then, we dismiss to separate Middle and High School Bible Studies.
We have worked hard to compile a comprehensive 7-year curriculum for our student ministry. This curriculum is comprised of several different Youth Ministry 360 series. The idea is that over the course of being in Impact Student Ministry for 7 years, students will cover all of the basics of the faith and the Metanarrative of Scripture.
“Impact” is our midweek gathering for Middle and High School students. We meet at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Warehouse. Impact looks different from week to week but consists of a balance of fun, worship, and Bible Study.
We are currently walking through a series entitled “Witnesses.” During this series we will see the fulfillment of Acts 1:8. We will look at how the early disciples spread the gospel throughout Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.
High School Discipleship Group (D-Group)
D-Group is a Bible study for students who want to go deeper in their walk with Christ. This year at D-Group we are focusing on answering questions that our high school students have asked. These questions range from the foundations of our faith to how our faith relates to the culture around us.
D-Group is held at the Pate’s home. It begins at 7 p.m. Contact Trey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Middle School Retreat 2019
Pine Eden Christian Retreat / Hamilton, GA
All 6th-8th grade students are invited to join us for our 2019 Middle School Retreat, where we will focus on how the gospel compels us to worship, live, love and tell others about Jesus. Be sure to invite a friend to join you for this weekend of fellowship, fun, and worship!