The focus of Swift Creek Students is to see students joyfully follow Jesus.
From 6th-12th grade, students go through major life changes. Their mind, body, emotions, and desires are being changed and transformed. Through all the changes, we want students’ lives to be changed by Jesus through the gospel.
Jesus’ call to every student of every age is “follow me.” (Matt. 4:19; Luke 9:23) In order to obey the call to follow Jesus, our student ministry centers everything we do around the mission of SCBC. As students follow Jesus, they are: Connecting with God (Mark 12:30), Connecting with others (Mark 12:31), Connecting others with God. (Matt 28:19-20)
No matter what age each student enters the ministry, the goal for them is the same: to be joyfully following Jesus as they exit student ministry and step into adulthood. For this to take place, their discipleship journey will be centered around these core foundations during middle and high school.
Middle School Follower foundations:
- Knowing the gospel (1 Cor 15:3-4; Rom 1:16)
- Training for godliness (1 Tim 4:7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
- Building christian friendships (Rom 1:12; Prov 13:20)
High School Follower foundations:
- Forming a biblical worldview (Rom 12:2)
- Leading by serving (Mark 10:43-45)
- Making disciples (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
Partnered with Parents and Families
We believe that God has designed the family as the primary place where students must be discipled to follow Jesus. Therefore, our goal is to equip parents to be the primary disciple-maker of their home. The ultimate aim is that their teenager will grow up into adulthood joyfully following Christ, so that they will leverage the rest of their life for God’s glory by taking the gospel of Christ to their neighborhoods and to the nations (Eph. 6:4, Dt. 6:4-9, Eph. 4:13).
SUNDAY: Student Connect Groups
5p in the Fellowship Hall
Students, 6th-12th grade, will spread out in the fellowship hall to meet in-person for connect groups. This is meant to provide a time and space for us to be together for our Connect Groups. Please enter using the Main Entrance. Masks will be required indoors.
Nov 22 – Connect Groups as normal
Nov 29 – OFF (Happy Thanksgiving)
Dec 6 – CG
Dec 13 – CG
Dec 20 – OFF (Merry Christmas)
Dec 27 – OFF (Merry Christmas)
Jan 3 – CG
WEDNESDAY – RSVP here
September 16–October 14 | 6:30-7:30p | Fellowship Hall
Our Midweek worship will gather in a new location as we begin a new series in 1st John: Follower or Faker. Open to 6th-12th grade students. Students will be asked to wear masks but may not be able to maintain 6ft of social distancing during some activities.
Student Leadership Team (SLT)
Starting January 2021 | This leadership team will challenge students to “count the cost” of following Jesus by growing as disciple-makers and Christian leaders (Luke 9:23, 14:27–28). Students will commit for one year to serve on this team and attend meetings once a month with Pastor Mark. A full list of expectations is listed in the application Info Sheet. Please fill out and return the application before December 1, 2020.
- Info Sheet Here
- SLT Application:
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