A while back I posted that our goal as Student Ministry Staff should be to assess where each student is and help them take the necessary step to get to the next step in their spiritual walk. We should be asking, “What’s Next?” We’re simply pointing them in the right direction, equipping them to take […]
Central’s Student Ministry Staff strives to equip students to follow Jesus and develop into committed Christians as they navigate the teenage years into adulthood. We do that through teaching, discipling, and building relationships. Knowing a student’s name is only the first step to building relationships with our students that foster discipleship. We show them we […]
Oh, they know… They know we don’t know them, but they also know when we are really trying to learn their name. Then they rejoice with us when we finally remember their name.
Nothing says, “I’m glad you’re here” like greeting a student with: “hey… uh… buddy!” Is there a difference between knowing a student’s name and recognizing their face? Which one communicates “you’re valued, appreciated, and I’m glad you’re here”? I’m glad God knows my name… “But now thus says the Lord… ‘Fear not, for I have […]
Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of why we do what we do. We’ve said before that real ministry to students is more than a bunch of warm bodies keeping kids out of the stairwells and parking lots. It’s about relationships. If all we do is show up to fill space, that’s all the students […]