New Life Students/Grow in Community and Reach the Community
Gather. Grow. Go.
We cultivate relationships in the students’ lives that will positively impact them spiritually and emotionally. This is done through weekly meetings, weekend and weeklong camps, and other outings and social gatherings.
We strive to help our students hear and respond to the Gospel, and live out that Good News in their daily life. We recognize that everyone is at a different point in their faith journey, so our goal is to make lessons practical while not devaluing the Gospel.
We remember that Jesus taught the biggest commandments are to love God and love others. We can love best by both serving and sharing the Gospel. Regardless of where they are in their relationship with Christ, we teach our students about living with a servant’s heart.
New Life Student Ministries (NLSM) meets Tuesday nights. The session starts at 7pm but students are free to stop by and hang out at 6:45PM. Each night includes announcements about upcoming events, giving to our sponsored child Subrot (from Bangledesh, sponsored through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries), a lesson, and a game.
NLSM is currently using the Switch curriculum developed by Life.Church. This includes a video lesson with biblical basis, and either a lesson (taught by Pastor Brian or one of the sponsors) or discussion time.
Each week a lesson recap and upcoming events list is sent out via email. If your child has been attending NLSM regularly and you are not receiving this email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our database.
Winter Retreat is a New Life Student Ministry weekend event that allows students to withdraw from their busy schedules and turn their focus on their relationship with God. Through games and times of worship, this retreat enables the opportunity for growth and spiritual strength within the group and within each individual student.
Centering on God (COG):
COG is a district wide, weekend event for students, that creates an environment conducive for students to refocus and re-center on God. In addition to worship and chapel, there is time for group discussions, personal reflection, team building games, and a camp-wide bonfire.
Teen Camp is a district wide weeklong event, at Pinecrest Campgrounds (Fredericktown, MO). The week is complete with games, friendly competition and many opportunities for student to connect and grow closer to God. The main focus, throughout the entire week and within all the events, is that the students leave knowing who they are in Christ and what that means for them.
New Years Eve (NYE) Lock-in:
This is an overnight event on New Year’s Eve, full of a variety of fun and safe games. It is a perfect night to connect with fellow Student Ministry friends and the low key environment makes it easy to invite new friends.
We strive to make a long-term mission trip every two years. We have previously done mission work in Minnesota, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, and Texas. Mission trips help teach our students about growing and going in Christ, as well as exposing them to often overlooked needs inside and outside our country.