127 High School Youth Ministry
Theme Verse: Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel. Phil 1:27
- The High School students are a vital part of the church body and we encourage them to serve on Sunday mornings in various ministries. We don’t offer any specific classes for our high school students on Sunday mornings because we want them to be integrated into the church body where they worship together with the church and hear the sermon.
Monthly 127 Meeting
- Typically we meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month for a time of food, fun, fellowship, and interactive teaching from God’s word. Parents are encouraged to come where they can enjoy some snacks, join in the student led worship, and then break out for a time of discussion related to parenting teens from a Christ centered biblical perspective.
Monthly 127 Activites
- Typically we have a monthly activity for the high school students.
We affirm the God given role of parents in the lives of their teens.
Parents have been given the primary role of discipleship of their teen. (Deut 6, Eph 6:1-4). Parents have the opportunity to teach the gospel of grace and live out the gospel of grace on a daily basis with their teens (Jesus centered homes). Parents will have more hours logged in with their children than any other.
Therefore part of the Living Hope Youth Ministry is focused on partnering with parents, as well as seeking to equip and train parents in the role to which God has called them. This will be done through:
· Parent break out groups during monthly youth meeting
· Providing resources to parents
God has also given the pastors and the church as additional voices to the youth. Additionally, the transition of a teen to an adult single is not to be marked by simply switching off parental responsibility and turning on pastoral responsibility. Rather, over 4 years in High School ministry, parents move from a primary place of authority to more of a position of influence. A parent’s influence can always remain significant in the lives of their children, even as they are adults. Therefore we affirm the primary role parents as well as the role of pastors and the church within the life of a teen.