Philosophy of Ministry 

The deciding factor of a successful youth ministry is for students to learn and know God’s Word. Metric tools certainly help the organization of a ministry, but the bottom line of success is what God determines to be necessary for the nourishment and building of His church. Grace Student Ministry desires to be identified by a practice and philosophy entirely driven by Scripture; it is an extension of the local church and is integrated with the family. As a ministry, it is our highest goal to make and multiply Christ followers through discipleship, modeling theological truths, and reaching the lost. We are text driven, church focused. Period!

 

Mission Statement

Grace Baptist Junior High ministry exists to make and multiply mature followers of Jesus Christ; moving them from first faith to firm faith by equipping them with God’s Word, to live in God’s world, that they might demonstrate and magnify the supremacy of Christ in all things. 

 

When Does Junior High Ministry Meet?

Wednesday Nights “The Gathering”: Our mid-week service envisions reaching students from all backgrounds. The “crowd” includes believing and unbelieving students as well as their friends. Our main goal is to provide an easy entrance to Student Ministry life, such that church-going students will feel comfortable (and eager) to invite their unchurched friends. Videos, music, games, skits, and relational leaders can be expected. Moreover, this meeting will provide a thought-provoking 15-20 minute message, which lends itself to a presentation of the Gospel. Students will then break into small groups, called Grace Group Time, to discuss the message amongst themselves.

Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm in the Timothy Student Center! (7:30-8:00pm are discussion groups)



 

Weekend Ministry:

Sunday Morning "Going Deeper": Our Sunday morning service focuses on helping engage the mind and desire of students who claim Christ as their Savior and attend the weekend worship services at Grace Baptist Church. Students who attend these services are considered 'the committed' to learn more about God and His Word. These meetings are structured and designed for students to engage Christ and one another. This is a time where we will disect even further the passage taught in Main Services that weekend, and help the students to understand the passage, ask questions, and be in discussion groups together. Our goal is for this time to help them understand God's Word for themselves.

Meeting Time: 8:45 - 10:00 AM in the Timothy Student Center.

 

Grace Groups:

Grace Groups are a vital part of Student Ministry. The goal of Grace Groups is to make disciples, men and women full of the life of Christ. We look to Jesus’ life as the paradigm for discipleship, rooting students in the Gospel and bringing it to bear in their lives, pointing them to see how it shapes us every day and in every season of life. We desire for these students to be dependent upon God’s word, as we see in Jesus’ life and teaching how He was dependent on His Father’s word.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 7:30 - 8:00pm in the Timothy Student Center.

 

For Updates and More Information, Join Our "The SPOT" Weekly Newsletter!

The link to sign up is, www.gracebaptist.org/studentportal. It is on this page, that you will be able to sign up for any upcoming events, tickets for youth group, as well as the Newsletter.

 

Do You Still Have Questions? Please Feel Free to Ask!

Feel free to come on by, email Laura Miller, or call at (661) 296-8737 x189

 

Please Take a Moment to Fill Out Our Grace Baptist Church Medical & Liability Form:

Please note all events require your student to have a Grace Baptist Church Medical & Liability Form on file with the Student Ministry Office.

This will only be valid for the calendar year you submit it. 
 

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