All youth 10yrs and up are welcomed to join us every first Sunday of the month!
4:30-6:30pm outdoors at Friendship campus. The youth from Friendship are linking arms with the youth from Two Rivers Presbyterian Church to form Park Circle Youth.
VALUES OF YOUTH MINISTRY
The student ministry exists to nurture reproducing disciples who are committed to Christ in an environment where they are able to be known and accepted. CHRIST-CENTRIC: We focus our love and our lives on Christ, because He loved us with His life (Heb 12:1-2; 1 John 4:19). The purpose of our ministry should always seek to glorify his name and advance his Kingdom (Isa 59:21; Matt 28:19-20).
IMAGO DEI: All people are made in the image of God, and are worthy of respect and honor (Gen 1:26-27; Col 3:10; Eph 4:24). Regardless of country, gender, or race, all people have been fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14; Jas 3:9).
RELATIONSHIPS: We encourage honest relationships with students and each other, where we can be accepted, heard, and known (Heb 10:24; 1 John 3:16). All people are sinners in need of the salvation through Christ alone (Rom 3:23, 6:23), and need to be able to share their struggles and doubts, as well as their joys and victories (Rom 12:15; 1 Cor 12:26; Gal 6:2).
CHURCH: We believe that students are a vibrant part of today’s Church (Deut 6:4; Isa 59:21; Acts 2:39), and encourage students to plug into the life, ministry, and worship of their home church (Heb 10:24-25). Students should engage with ministries within their church and share the gifts and talents the Lord has given them (Matt 25:14-30; 1 Cor 12:12-21).
DISCIPLESHIP: We believe that healthy Christian discipleship is impacted by three distinct categories: being mentored by someone more experienced, peer-to-peer mentoring, and mentoring someone less experienced (Acts 9:27, 15:40, 16:3). This form of discipleship not only ensures we are learning and growing, but allows us to share our faith with others as they are growing (Eph 4:15-16).
SERVICE: We all have opportunities to serve in our communities, homes, and schools, so we encourage our students and volunteers to serve in every area of their lives, not just on mission trips (Matt 28:19-20; Jas 2:17; 1 John 4:11).
BIBLE KNOWLEDGE & APPLICATION: We are all life-long students of the Word, and Scripture is the foundation of our teaching. All of Scripture is good to teaching and correcting (Rom 15:4; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21), and we seek to apply our knowledge of Scripture to every aspect of our daily lives (Matt 22:34-40; 2 Tim 2:15).
YOUTH MINISTRY GOALS 1. To begin with a monthly ministry meeting consisting of Scriptural lesson, music, and games. The long-term goal is to meet with more frequency (bi-weekly or weekly). 2. To build relationships with parents as well as students. A healthy youth ministry not only engages students at their level, but helps parents to be the primary voice into their child’s spiritual growth and development. 3. Quarterly events to engage students outside of meeting times. These can include game days, service projects, beach/pool parties, and community activities. 4. To engage students with Scripture at their level, and equip them to participate in the ministry and worship of their home church.