A FEW DETAILS FOR PARENTS OF TEENS
Everything we do is designed with a simple vision - to help students develop a vibrant, lifelong faith in Jesus.
HELP - We don't see it as our job singular but our job plural. This is a partnership between students, parents and youth staff. It only works if all three of us are headed in the same direction.
VIBRANT - The Christian faith is supposed to be exciting and contagious. It's a life-changing surrender of everything, our good bits and bad bits, in order to gain everything. When our message is "be good, come to church" no one is interested, particularly young people. When our message is"experience the transforming work of Jesus in your life and be part of changing the world", that's something they will grab hold of.
LIFE-LONG - We don't want students heading off to college, leaving their faith in a lock box at home. We want their faith to effect everything they do for the rest of their lives.
We believe four things help this happen:
1. A real experience of God in worship
2. Relationships with older Christians
3. Understanding their purpose: relationships and mission
JESUS - This is the simple fact. Everything, whether big or small, high or low, cool or uncool, old or new - everything finds purpose in HIM. Jesus is the center of everything we do. We don't believe in a God who is distant and removed, but a God who is involved in the deepest dirt of our lives - and loves us in spite of it!