412 is our Wednesday night worship gathering from 6:30-8:00 P.M. at the church building for students in grades 6-12.
(1) Our goal for 412 Student Ministry is to partner with families, come alongside students and (2) invite them to live in Gospel community. (3) We desperately desire for students to increasingly embrace the Gospel, (4) become committed church members that are integrated into the body of Christ, and see their lives transformed by Christ in such a way that they would see their lives have a purpose far greater than their individual desires and goals.
1. Parents are the primary disciple makers in the home and we don’t want to try to step in and fulfill that role. We want to come along side you by providing deeper questions for you to discuss with your teens and try to provide a support group/ community between not only the students but also the parents.
2. We want students to know and understand that being a part of a church is more than just attending on Sundays, it is being involved with a local body and with the people that are a part of it. The one another commands gives us a good example of what a Gospel community looks like: Loving one another, devoted to one another, honoring one another, rejoicing with one another, serving one another, carrying one another’s burdens, forgiving one another, encouraging one another, being hospitable to one another, confessing our sins to one another, and praying for one another.
3. We want the students here at Tabor to increase in their knowledge of the bible, but above knowledge we want them to desire, grow, and embrace Christ and what His sacrifice meant for not only them individually but also all of humanity.
4. Finally we want them to understand that they are a part of the church. We want them to be involved, and feel they are loved and desired. We want to help come alongside parents to prepare them for living out their faith because at some point it has to become their faith and not just the way they were raised. We want them to grow into mature Christians and help them understand the importance of being a committed member of a local church no matter where they may end up living.