Student Ministries at Grace
The most important part of the Christian life is knowing God. We get to know God better when we study and meditate on the truth that is given to us by God in the Bible. In the Student Ministry, we spend a lot of time learning from the Word of God through preaching and teaching, because we believe God speaks to us, gives us understanding, and strengthens our faith through the Bible.
On Sunday mornings (9:00-10:00 AM), the students separate by age into Junior High and Senior High classes to learn from God’s Word in an interactive, discussion-based lesson.
- Senior High: One of the many things that sets humans apart from the rest of creation is our capacity for relationships. No other creature relates as human beings do and no other creature can relate to God as we do. In short, we were created for relationship. God made us this way because He is a relational God and we are created in His image. The outline for this year’s study is:
- Part 1 – The relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: how the Trinity shows us how relationships work.
- Part 2 – Broken relationships: how sin has ruined and continues to ruin healthy relationships.
- Part 3 – Repaired relationships: how Christ reconciled us to God and showed us how to relate to people.
- Part 4 – How can we build godly relationships with one another?
- The Junior High students are following a curriculum called Rejoicing in God’s Good Design. We will take a look at how God created males and females to be different for the good of human flourishing and His glory. We will be looking at Biblical roles of men and women and what they were created to be and do.
On Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:30 PM, Sept.-May), our students come together to hear teaching from a particular passage of Scripture and then break into small discussion groups. We usually include games and finish with dodgeball or volleyball. Once a month, we serve in Lancaster City or among our church body and host an open discussion Coffee House.
The Importance of Parents
Another important part of Student Ministries at Grace is a focus on helping parents disciple their children effectively. God willing, the teaching we provide on Sundays and Wednesday nights will provide a foundation for parent-teen discussions about real life issues that extend beyond youth group. After every meeting, you and your teens will have the opportunity to discuss together what they learned and how it impacts their lives at school, at home, on their sports team, and with friends.
- Download an Emergency Medical Authorization Form (required annually to participate in all Student Ministries Activities)