1. Purpose Statement
v Our purpose is to ELEVATE Christ to acknowledge His ways in the life of every student for His glory, His fame, and His renown.
2. Vision of Ministry
v I Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Elevate – “Elevate” means to lift and to rise into vibrancy. The gospel of Jesus Christ must be elevated in every generation to meet the needs of people and their continually changing cultures.
v Our vision is for our students to ELEVATE the gospel of Jesus Christ and to proclaim this greatness of Christ in their world and to the ends of the earth.
3. Ministry Strategy
v Our strategy is based on the goal of reaching students where they are and moving them to the next step in their relationship with Christ.
v Stages within student ministry –
----à OUTREACH / FUN ACTIVITIES
---à WEDNESDAY NIGHT (412)
---à S.S. (EQUIP)
----à Sunday Night (DECLARE/RISE)
---à BACK into COMMUNITY (REACH)
-Community = Unchurched students in our area
-Crowd = Students attending, but not involved in student ministry outside of big events.
-Congregation = Students attending some activities and started on their faith journey.
-Committed = Students who attend regularly with a strong growing faith and a consistent involvement
-Core = Students who are ready to serve and be leaders in doing the work of the ministry, serving as models to their peers
4. Ministry Programming
v All of our programs seek to reach students at the varying stages of growth and enable them to move to the next stage. Middle / High school / College ministries operate together and separately.
v Programs –
-Sunday Openings (Awake) & Bible Study (Equip) –
Awake & Equip occur every Sunday morning from 9:45 – 10:45 am, with an AWAKE opening assembly lasting until 10:00 am. This time specifically targets the congregation to encourage them to become involved in the ministry /to deepen their relationship with Christ. The goal is to move them into the committed.
-Wednesday Night (412)
412 - ( I Timothy 4:12)meets Wed. 6:15 -7:30pm. It is a large group, topical bible study, along with interactive games, music, and multimedia. For all students, it specifically targets those in the crowd, encouraging them to enter into deeper discipleship. The goal is to move them into the congregation.
- Sunday Night (DECLARE) & Worship (RISE)
DECLARE meets at 5:00 pm & is an hour to prepare for worship that evening. Drama & music will be rehearsed to incorporate into RISE Student Worship, which meets from 6:00-8:00 pm. This time of worship and bible study is for students wishing to grow in their faith. A more serious time, this program is specifically targeted at the committed. The goal is to move theme toward the CORE.
-CORE groups – (CORE)
Gatherings in homes / restaurants or other locations as CORE groups are developed. This is an informal / interactive / intense night of sharing together and growing in Scripture study & Book studies. CORE groups seek to reach their peers and community.
-Leadership (IMPACT Team) / Missions (REACH)
These activities are
designed for the core student who is
ready to take on leadership and service. Leadership in worship & other MBC
programs, along with participation in monthly mission projects (REACH).