We have one Goal in mind when we meet on Sundays.We exists to help students take steps towards owning their faith.
What is TAKING A STEP
Now, we say “takes a step” for a reason. It’s because there’s no finish line or certificate of completion when it comes to spiritual growth. Instead, spiritual growth is a journey (a life-long journey) and no two journeys are identical. That’s why our big win doesn’t have anything to do with a specific skill or achievement. Instead, we win anytime we see a kid take a single step closer to owning their faith.
OWNING THEIR FAITH
What, exactly, does it look like for a student to own their faith? Well, we believe there are four things that both lead to, and are a result of, spiritual growth. We call these four things our four spiritual habits.
- SPEND TIME WITH GOD: This is an obvious one, right? Sometimes it’s the only spiritual habit we can name. After all, isn’t “growing spiritually” synonymous with “spending time with God”? Well, not exactly, but it’s still pretty important. After all, if kids are ever going to make their faith their own, they’ve got to start spending time with God on their own. It means opening the Bible on their own, having conversations with God on their own, and discovering how they best connect with God through worship on their own.
- SPEND TIME WITH OTHERS: Engaging in healthy community can, and should, be a spiritual habit we help our kids develop. But “healthy community” doesn’t just mean hanging out with Christians. This spiritual habit is about growing in Christlike relationships with everyone.
- USE THEIR GIFTS: Kids need to know that God made them unique, and special, and with really specific gifts, talents, passions, and resources. Then they need to use those gifts to love God, love others, and influence the world around them. Because when kids begin to discover who God made them to be, and then use their unique identity to love both God and others, they grow.
- SHARE THEIR STORY: Kids need to learn how to talk about God. Sharing your story is the spiritual habit of making faith a regular, everyday, go-to topic of conversation in our lives. Because when we talk about God and His place in our story (or, more accurately, our place in His story), it helps us believe, helps us understand, and helps us take ownership of our own faith.
Meet our NextGen Pastor
"We will love and disciple each student who attends Reliant's Student Ministry, with the Love of Jesus Christ." - Danny Abell | NextGen Pastor
What to Expect
The Student Ministry meets on Sunday Nights at Reliant from 6:00-8:00PM. Each Sunday of the month has a unique purpose and focus. On the first Sunday of each month we ask the students to invite their friends for a "Big" game night. The second Sunday of the month is called our "Encounter" night, consisting of worship, teaching and breakout groups. The third and fourth Sundays of each month are our small groups, where we dive deeper with the students relationally and biblically. Each month is strategically patterned to help students engage with other students and grow deeper in their faith.
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