WHAT IS A SALTEEN?
Our goal: help students become disciples of Jesus
who make disciples of Jesus
This is the end goal. It’s the winner of our youth ministry! It’s what drives our meetings and gatherings. This purpose is how we evaluate all of our events and retreats. This goal tells us what we are going to do and what we aren’t going to do. This isn’t something we at pursuing GOD have come up with. It’s Jesus’ command to us.
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
So, let’s breakdown it down. First, we want to help students become disciples of Jesus. This means we are going to lead them to trust in Jesus for their salvation, which makes them a Christian. But, of course, we aren’t going to stop there. As it says in Matthew 28, we want to teach students to obey everything that Christ commanded. But even if that’s happened in the life of a student, we still haven’t reached our goal. We want to see students make disciples. This means that we won’t stop until our students are helping their friends, siblings, and younger kids in the church become followers of Jesus Christ. We aren’t done with when we have a bunch of students who know a lot about the Bible. We’ve reached our goal when we have students who are mentoring other students to become disciples of Jesus who make disciples.
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Students and adult leaders enjoy an hour of fun and fellowship. They are encouraged to invite friends to this weekly event. Afterwards, students meet to participate in a large group discussion, followed by a time of prayer. The events range from volleyball to boardgames to glitter wars to kiddie pool kickball. Contact our office for more information. Most events start around 6:30 pm and are advertised on our instagram account and facebook page
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