Who We Are
Redemption Student Ministry fosters a missional culture for Junior High and High School Students that seeks to make disciples, join together as members of a family, and mobilize missionaries with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our Objectives as a Student Ministry are to:
Challenge Students to be good readers of the Bible in order to respond faithfully to God.
Equip Parents to be the primary disciple-makers of their children.
Develop Student Leaders who lead their peers in Bible reading and living.
What We Do
Day and Time: Wednesdays from 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Wednesday Evening Schedule:
6:30PM – 6:50PM – Arrival and Games
6:55PM – 7:05PM – Announcements and Worship Songs
7:10PM – 7:25PM – Large Group Study
7:30PM – 8:00PM – Small Group Study
- Student Game Night is on the 5th Wednesday of each month.
- Parent Prayer Nights are once a month during regular Student Ministry times where parents gather to pray for their students and connect with each other for encouragement over refreshments.
- Family Evangelism opportunities are offered every other month where students and parents together can come to a planned location to engage our community with the Gospel.
- Student Activities are offered every other month for students to connect with each other.
What We Are Studying
The students are studying through the New Testament book of 1 John together each Wednesday evening under the theme “Assurance”. When we come together for the large group study, we will consider the meaning of a passage from 1 John together. As we break into small groups, students will discuss how the passage applies to their lives and how they can respond to God’s Word throughout the next week. During the week, students are strongly encouraged to complete a HEAR Journal (See the example below) on the passage that will be studied on the following Wednesday. The students’ HEAR Journals will be discussed in their small groups.
How To Stay Informed
- Weekly Student Ministry Update Email
- Regular (but not annoying) text message announcements
- Download the Church Center App (instructions found HERE), search for student ministry, and turn on notifications
If you do not receive the weekly email or text announcements, please email Casey Swails at email@example.com.
Student Ministry Activities:
- Family Ministry Kickoff Dinner: August 16th from 6:30PM – 8:00PM
- Parent Connection Opportunities on Wednesdays during regular youth hours: September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, December 6th, January 3rd, February 7th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 1st.
- Student Activities: October 21st, December 16th, February 17th, April 20th.
- Family Evangelism: September 16th, November 18th, January 20th, March 16th, May 1st.
Example HEAR Journal
Highlight – Highlight in your Bible and/or record in the space provided verses or words that stand out to you.
“But God…” “…made us alive together with Christ…” “…by grace you have been saved…” “…in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…” “…riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”
Explain – Describe what the text is actually saying. What is the context? Why are these verses important to what the writer is saying?
Paul has just described in the previous verses how everyone is dead in their sins and only following along with the sinful course of the world in direct disobedience to God. In verses 4-7, Paul reminds Christians that they have hope because God made us spiritually alive Jesus for no other reason than His love, grace, and mercy. No one earned God’s salvation from death, but He gives it to anyone freely in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Apply – How should these verses change your life and/or perspective?
These verses help me to remember that there is nothing that I could do to please God enough for Him to save me. I am a sinner who could only be saved because of Jesus and the grace of God. These verses should also remind me every day that no matter how bad or how good the people around me may seem, they still need Jesus to be saved from eternal death to eternal life.
Respond – Write a brief prayer to God asking for His help to be changed and committing to live according to His Word.
Lord, thank you so much for your rich grace and mercy that you have
freely given to me. Help me to always remember that you alone saved me when I couldn’t. Help me to tell someone about your salvation this week.
If you have any questions about the student ministry, please connect with Casey Swails at firstname.lastname@example.org.