My youth groups new youth pastor just set up a new mission statement. I haven't looked over it too much myself, but I'll copy it in here for your veiwing pleasure.
"The Youth Ministry Team has identified five major areas that we hope to challenge a student that attends High Point senior high ministry. It is our hope and desire to see that each graduating senior . . .
1 . . . Has been challenged by their leaders and students to place their faith in Jesus Christ as their savior from sin and Lord of their life.
2. . . Has been loved by the whole Church and is incorporated into the community through worship, service and fellowship with the larger church body of adults.
3 . . . Has a clear understanding of discipleship.* Our goal is that by Ďtrying outí discipleship (through retreats, service projects, mission trips, etc.) students will have a keen understanding of the depth of commitment discipleship requires of them.* It is then our hope that they commit their lives to being disciples of Jesus Christ.
4 . . . Has the tools with which to make decisions about their future from a Christ filled perspective.* That each student would know what it means to hear from God, listen to His voice, and discern Godís will for their lives.
5 . . . Is literate in, and able to reach people of the world.* It is the goal of the ministry that each student would love the world while being able to responsibly and clearly communicate the Gospel to unsaved friends and family."
That said, a big emphasis of the Sr. high ministry, that I really agree with, is getting the teens involved with the church as a whole. The unity of the church is essential, and the benefits to the teens and the rest of the church body is evident.
Last edited by georgeo; 03-07-2004 at 06:16 PM.