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Faith Student Ministries Objectives
 
  1. Teens must know how to study the Word of God. The Bible is a story about the glory of God. Change takes place when people see themselves in light of Who God is. The Bible is also our authority, governing our life, practice, and worldview. Teens need to know how to study their Bible in order to change and experience the reality of a relationship with Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
  2. Teens must learn to exercise discernment. The real meat and potatoes of Christianity is not just knowing what the Bible says – it is taking what we know and applying it to our daily lives. “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil (Heb. 5:14).” Maturity is a process. (Heb. 5:11-14)
  3. Teens must utilize parents and other adults. Learning discernment takes time and practice. Part of that learning comes from gaining insight from people who are older and wiser than we are and from people who know us. Utilizing parents and adults is also a part of learning how one fits into the body of Christ, how one honors their parents, and how one is strengthened for ministry. (2 Timothy 2:1-7; 3:10-17; Eph. 5:15-21)
  4. Teens must be on a path towards maturity. The goal of Faith Student Ministries is to produce maturing Christian adults, equipped and ready for service to our Lord. We will work together to achieve the greatest growth in Christ possible for each teen. (Heb. 12:1-2; Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 2:14-16; Phil. 3:12-16)