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).
Parenting Forum: Raising Disciple-Makers – Register here
Sunday, February 6 | 5-8p | Fellowship Hall
Parents are invited to a special forum to be strengthened to raise their kids and teens to be disciple-makers. You will hear teaching from Pastor Mark and Pastor Luke, and be encouraged by other parents in the journey with you. We want you to be able to come together as a couple, therefore childcare will be provided for Infant-5th grade, and there will be an “Open Refuge” dinner hang out for the students. Please make plans to join us for this free event. Dinner is provided.
Level Up: A Theological Intensive on the Person of Christ
Sunday, March 6 | 4-8p | Refuge
Want to go to the next level in learning theology? This will be an intense focus learning Christology with breakout discussions and dinner provided. Come have fun learning theology! Open to all students.
Waffle Wednesday Game Night
Wednesday, March 30 | 6-8p | Refuge
Join us for a waffles and games. Bring friends for them to have a chance to win a free trip to DNOW.
DNOW WKND 22: Christ Alone
April 22-24 | Camp Piankatank
We are going back to Camp Piankatank for the first time in three years! Join us for life-changing worship, discipleship, and recreation. Register online for the greatest weekend of the year! Open to all students. Cost: $90. Registration coming soon.
Secret Church 22: Who Am I?
Friday, April 29 | 6:30pm-1:30a | Refuge
This is an immersive Bible Study on identity taught by Pastor David Platt on live-simulcast. Dinner provided. Open to 8th grade and up. Adults welcome. Cost is $15. Limited capacity. Registration coming soon.
Sunday, May 22 | Worship Center & Refuge
Graduate Recognition during 11am service, and Graduate Family Banquet at 5p in the Refuge. Registration will be required for both events.
Atlanta Student Mission Trip
June 25-July 1(Interest Meeting on 1/30). For Completed 8th grade and up. Must meet specific requirements to go. Cost: TBD.
Student Life Camp
July 24-28 | Ridgecrest, NC
Open to all students. Cost: $350. Registration opens April 1.
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