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 is studying how to study the Bible. “Bible Study” walks teen through the importance of God’s Word, what God’s Word truly is, why we should study it, and how to study it.
- The Junior High are using a curriculum called “The Basics of Our Faith.” They are learning the five solas: sola fide (faith alone), sola scriptura (God’s Word alone), sola gratis (grace alone), sola christus (Christ alone), and soli deo Gloria (God’s glory alone). These are truths which Christians confess, so we spend a month digging into what each statement means and how that applies to our lives.
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 dodge ball 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.
- Read our Philosophy of Parent-Involved Student Ministry.
- Download an Emergency Medical Authorization Form (required annually to participate in all Student Ministries Activities)