Teen Ministry

A Word to Parents

How are parents, and others who work with youth, supposed to help them develop through these tumultuous years?  There is one source for guidance.  It is not what society says is the “norm,”  but is what God’s Word says.  In theory, we all would quickly agree with that statement.  The problems come when there is a “disconnect” between what we say we believe and what we actually do.

The Mission Statement by which we will do our very best to serve Beacon families states the following:

“Recognizing that the church is in partnership with parents, the teen ministry endeavors to train disciples who develop a heart for worship, a love for God’s Word, a growing maturity, and a zeal for ministry, by teaching and modeling Biblical truth in both formal and informal settings.”

As our Mission Statement declares, God’s Word is the bedrock of every area in our teen ministry.  We desire that our students would come to learn the Word of God and to see it as the Christ-centered guide for their lives.  Our part is to plant and water the seed by carefully teaching the Word of Truth, by seeking to model that truth before our young people, and by upholding them in prayer.  God’s part is the quickening to life hearts that are dead in sin, the softening of hearts that have been hardened by sin, and the strengthening of hearts to flee from sin.

The goals that flow from our mission statement include these—

  • To see each teen embrace Christ as their all-sufficient treasure.
  • To show that all of Scripture points to the person of Jesus Christ.
  • To stimulate interest in the Scriptures as a whole.
  • To support parents as they raise their teens.
  • To enjoy authentic community.