Come see what a Christ-centered Youth discipleship ministry looks like each week. YOU are welcome!
The purpose of the student ministry at MHC is to establish and ground our young people in the Word of God. We believe that God's Word is essential in showing us what we are to believe concerning God and what duty God requires of us. If we are to know anything about God, then we must look to what He has revealed about Himself in His specific revelation in Scripture. In the same way, if we are to know how this God expects us to live, then we must likewise look to His Word for answers.
There are various means by which we seek to grow our youth into mature thinkers and believers in Christ. The primary way we seek to build up our youth into the body of Christ is through the study of Scripture. It is the center of all we do at MHC, and it is no less true in our youth ministry. We do this work in the following ways:
Sunday School: Sunday School is an hour set aside every week for our youth to come together with those who teach them to work through the Bible systematically and learn what God has revealed through His Spirit.
Sunday School - Sundays: 9:15AM Youth Room, Suite 30. Bible study & discipleship for Middle School (7th and 8th grades) and High School! 6th graders are in the last year of Children's Ministry.
SUNDAYS NIGHTS! Every Sunday night we have a dedicated Student Group discipleship night at 5:30pm to 7:15pm. We eat some snacks while fellowshipping, then sing a few songs, and then break into age-appropriate girls and guys small groups with dedicated adult leaders.
In all that we do, we seek to affect the student's worldview, causing him and her to think about life, culture, art, friends, family, etc. through the lens of Scripture as well as his and her life in Christ.
Biblical study without fellowship, though, would be fruitless, because knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. We seek to model this example at MHC. Therefore, we work to teach our youth Biblical fellowship as well as Biblical knowledge. To this end, there are a variety of events in which the youth participate, such as fellowships after church, outings to Christian events, bowling, frisbee, etc... We also desire for our youth to have a heart for taking the gospel to the world through missions. We offer different opportunities to serve others and share the gospel throughout the year, including a summer mission trip (hopefully), Youth Camp opportunity at Ponderosa, and options for both local and international mission trips.
We are not entertainment-driven. We have a family model of student ministry. We believe parents are the primary disciplers of their children. We want to equip parents to train up their children in the Lord, and we desire that parents will be closely involved in the student ministry here at MHC.
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