Welcome to CRCC Student Ministries at Christ the Rock Community Church for Junior (7-8) and Senior High (9-12) students.
- Love (Loving God and people)
- Serve (Serving our church and community)
- Disciple (Equipping, teaching, and walking with students to build followers of Christ)
Vision and Mission of Student Ministries:
We strive to reach all students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that faith in Christ comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17) and that there is no program, curriculum, or activity that is more potent than the transforming power of the Gospel. Based on this fact, we preach the Word believing that through the power of Gods word (Hebrews 4:12), God’s Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of are students. The closer teens get to the college age the more they begin to develop and own their own faith. Our vision and desire for 7th-12th grade is that we to see spiritual kids mature into adults, from biblical exposition to practical application, and we want to see Christ ignite sparks of curiosity into flames of faith in Him. We do not want to develop a student ministries that simply entertains kids, but one that is deeply rooted in the love of Christ, actively and selflessly giving and serving within the body of Christ and their local community. As we develop a biblical worldview through the teaching of Gods word, small group leaders will come alongside our students in order to develop a deeper relationship with Christ through one on one discipleship.
Our mission is to see youth grow by giving opportunities to develop through loving, serving, and discipleship. These three targets are the mission that we are setting ourselves out to accomplish.
Love: In Luke 10:25-27 a lawyer attempts to put Jesus to the test by asking him what is written in the law concerning eternal life, Jesus responds by saying that, “you shall love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” These two are the greatest commandments but what does that look like in our own walk? How do I love God? Who is my neighbor and how do I love him? What does it look like to love God in our daily walk through our praises, prayer life, study of scripture, and our obedience? As believers it is important to understand that our obedience is not motivated by gaining Gods love or acceptance. Instead, our obedience is fueled by His acceptance of us and love for us in and through His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. The Love of God transcends knowledge so it is not something that is simply taught but it is something that is experienced the more we mature in our faith. We can also grow in love for one another as we continue to mature in the fruit of the Spirit. As leaders our job is to shepherd and lead by example by living our own lives in testimony of this love (1 John 3:16).
Serve: In an attempt to be like Christ, it is our purpose to allow the humility that is brought about in us through the work of the Holy Spirit through serving those within the body of Christ in our church, as well as those outside of the church. Through serving those within the local church the younger congregational members of the church (the youth) first learn to become self-less servants who are better apt to lead the church in a God honoring manner. Pride, the main idol in the natural man, needs to be replaced with humility. Through serving those outside of the church, the youth do not lose sight of the world that is lost and in need of a savior. The command found in Acts 1:8 starts with serving in local areas and moves out to the more remote. This is the same plan of service that we have adopted for our youth group. Christ went outside of what was “normal” and customary for the Jews of that time and we believe that through following His example youth will be allowed to: (1) practice what they have been learning, (2) learn to trust God in ways that might not be possible in their current living conditions, (3) and glorify God even when they don’t feel like it.
Disciple: In Matthew 28:19, Christ commands his disciples to “Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you…”. It is our purpose to fulfill this command in its entirety to the best of our ability by making disciples. We not only want youth to come to repentance and salvation, but we also want to see them grow in their sanctification and aid them in any and every way that we possibly can. While we believe that we are fully sanctified through faith in Christ, this sanctification is not perfected while we are here in this life. There still remains some portions of the sinful natural man in every part of us. The sinful remnants and habits are what we spend a lifetime fighting against and youth need to not only be made aware of this fact so as not to be frustrated in their early years of their Christian life, but also they need to be given effective weapons to fight against those sinful habits. Our mission is to come alongside individuals as they are taking their first steps into spiritual maturity. This is the process of discipleship that we seek to take each youth through whom God has placed under our care.
- Preach the word of God first and foremost. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Timothy 4:2, 1 Peter 1:25)
- Make disciples, teach the students on what being a Christian means, equipping them teach, lead and serve. (Matthew 28:19, John 3:30, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:21-24)
- Help produce a desire in the students to serve the body of Christ, His Church. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Luke 10:27, 1 Peter 4:10, Galatians 5:13)
- Enabling the parents to be involved wherever and whenever possible and to assist the leaders of the homes. (Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 22:6)
- Proclaim the name of Jesus by preaching the word of God, watching the Holy Spirit transform the hearts of the students to love God, exalt Christ by revering His word, and the outcome, serving as the body, building Christ's church.
1 Corinthians 10:31 - So, Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
For additional information, please visit our student ministry page at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays 8:45 am - A Junior & Senior High Student Co-ed Study is located in the Junior & Senior High Rooms. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Class Details: Communion Sundays there will be no class during first service or teachers available in a SH and/or JH class during Communion Sundays. We encourage that this time be that of families/friends partaking in communion together. We believe the Lord’s Table is a special event that is powerful for believing students to partake in, or for unbelievers just to observe.