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ELEVATE YOUTH

The 21st century church is faced with 3 growing issues.

 

1.   The majority of church-going students will stop attending upon high school graduation.

2.   We are not preparing the students for the faith challenges they will face post-graduation, and

3.   Students’ faith, while still in middle and high school is many times easily shaken.

 

Elevate, First Baptist Church Trenton’s student ministry led by Logan and Emily Carpenter, is attacking these issues with a 3-sided approach. We will cast a wide net to introduce students to Jesus. One must know Him to build a deeper relationship with Him. After a student discovers Jesus, we will then dive deep into scripture to give him or her a better understanding of Jesus. Once students are being introduced to Jesus and building a deeper relationship with Him, we want to anchor them into a service mindset for His kingdom.

EXPLAIN THIS 3-SIDED APPROACH

 

 WIDE -  The wide part of Elevate’s trinity is to introduce as many students to our Savior as possible. There are several wide activities. There are Elevate nights, school visits, concerts, movies, and other cool social events. Elevate nights is the weekly Wednesday evening student meetings complete with games, food, music, and Ted-talk style conversation presenting biblical truth. 

 

DEEP - Deep is where true discipleship takes place. Making disciples in a wide style event is difficult at best. Deep is found in a Sunday morning Bible study where apologetics can be emphasized. Weekly small group studies allow students to examine interests like current social problems and evangelism.

 

SERVICE - Service in the church gives the students a sense of ownership. A student who serves in the church is more likely to see it as theirs and not just where their parents make them attend. The service groups for Elevate are called E teams. These we would like to start gathering on Sunday evenings and rotate students through various service opportunities on a 3-month basis. We will start with 4 teams.

 

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WHAT ARE THE 4 SERVICE TEAMS?

First is worship. This team will plan and execute the worship sevice for Elevate. This includes selecting music, rehearsing, and leading worship. This also entails a time of prayer and a prayer ministry.

 

Second is the tech team. The tech team not only makes sound and video run smooth during Elevate nights, but they will also help with social media advertising and electronic outreach.

 

Third is the outreach and in-reach team. O-and-I makes sure that the word gets out about Elevate and once students attend, O-and-I will keep reaching those students to make sure they know they are loved.

 

And fourth is the church care team. This team covers a multitude of service areas including cleaning, nursery, serving at church events, evangelism, etc.

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW

YOUR TEENS WILL LOVE IT!

 

This three-sided approach introduces Jesus, helps students develop a deep relationship with Him, and gives them an avenue with which to serve. When students know why they believe what they believe, and they have a true personal relationship with Christ they’re equipped to face an increasingly faith-hostile world. 

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