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Student Pastor: Bro. Tyler Ellison

 "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and purity."    1 Timothy 4:12

 

 

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Statement Of Purpose:

To mobilize an army of youth who intimately love Jesus and want to share Him with others.

 

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

1. YOUTH MATTER TO GOD (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; 1 Tim. 4:12)

In today's society, youth are really looking for answers. They have a void in their lives that can be filled only by Jesus. Youth need to know that God loves them, and that only through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ are they going to be able to experience the full extent of His love.

 

2. DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY IS A PROCESS (I Corinthians 3:5-8)

Discipleship ministry is a ministry that serves all individuals at their level of interest and beliefs. Therefore, to minister to youth as a whole, we must offer different levels or "entry points" which challenge each individual youth at his or her level of "spiritual interest."

 

The "discipled student" has...

a) A working desire to develop a close friendship and love relationship with the Lord. (Matt. 22:37)

b) A sense of responsibility for the development of others. (Gal. 6:1-2)

c) A sense of responsibility for his or her own development. (Phil. 2:12)

d) A personal hunger to see his or her peers come to know Christ.

e) A commitment to pursue the life God desires for them (including ministry/vocation and marriage). (I Cor. 10:31)

 

3. CULTURAL RELEVANCE IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE (I Cor. 9:19-23)

Youth culture continually changes. Therefore, the topics and methods by which they are discussed must be relevant to the experiences that the youth are facing in their everyday lives.

 

4. THE YOUTH MINISTRY MUST REACH FOR EXCELLENCE (II Cor. 13:11)

We see excellence as doing the right things right. Everything that we do as a youth ministry must be done excellently or not done at all.

 

 

 

 

 

My goal is to serve God by working to shape students into fearless disciples of Jesus Christ through concentrated study of the Word. Never before have students been under attack because of their faith like they are today. Our students are going off to college and leaving the faith in droves! It is crucial that during our time with them in our churches that we focus on building disciples that aren’t just told what to believe, but who are also told “why” we believe. Our faith is not an illogical superstition and our students need to be exposed to the arguments of the world. They need to see with their own eyes the reliability of Scripture, the logical arguments for God, and the folly of our post-Christian world. We have the answers to life’s questions that they are looking for! The teaching of apologetics and sound doctrine are crucial parts of developing strong disciples of Jesus Christ. Youth need to know that God loves them, and that only through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ are they going to be able to experience the full extent of His love. Wherever you attend school or wherever you are in your spiritual walk, we would love to have you come worship and hang out with us.

We look forward to seeing you!

 
 

Bro. Tyler Ellison