At Calvary, our hope is to assist families in discipling teens to know, love, and follow Christ!
We believe relationships and discipleship across generations in the church is the most important way we can come along side families in developing mature faith in students.
The practice most related to mature faith in high school and college students is intergenerational worship and relationships. –Kara Powell, author of Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas To Build Lasting Faith In Your Kids.
From children’s ministry to student ministry to college ministry, we want students to be a part of the everyday church experience.
Thus the reason we include students in worship, encourage their participation in community groups, and ask for their involvement in regular service in the church and the community.
That said, we do value student-focused discipleship. Thus we provide a bi-weekly bible study for students grades 6th–12th. The study occurs every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 9:00am–9:45am in the same building where Calvary Lakewood gathers for worship (1295 S Reed St. Lakewood).
We are also aware of the immense value of Christian student-to-student and student-to-leader relationships. We believe these relationships are essential in the life of every teen. For this reason, we regularly (monthly) schedule fun and memorable shared experiences for students grades 6th–12th. We encourage students to invite their unchurched friends and classmates to these events. Recent events:
In the summer of 2019, we will partner with several other like-minded churches to send our students to a summer camp. The dates for this camp experience will be June 17–21.
The end-goal of our Student Ministry is to create theologically sound Jesus lovers who go on to become vital members of the church in the college years and beyond.
For more information, please contact a the Student Ministry Leadership (firstname.lastname@example.org).