"Train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." 1 Timothy 4:7b-8 (CSB)
By God's grace, our approach to youth ministry consists of five key elements that work together to provide the kind of spiritual training described above:
Raising up godly young men and women in this age and culture requires a team effort. Our youth ministry team has five essential roles: (1) Elders who teach and oversee the ministry as a whole. (2) Deacons who plan, prepare, and coordinate the needs of the ministry. (3) Parents who are the primary spiritual leaders of the children God has given them. (4) Leaders who give youth spiritual coaching and mentoring as they serve in different ways. (5) Students who grow in their knowledge of and love for Christ.
4 Characteristics of Discipleship
We believe that being a disciple of Jesus Christ involves four characteristics (worship, discipleship, service, and evangelism). Everything we do attempts to provide instruction and practice in one of these characteristics to encourage all youth to grow to become like Christ.
3 Ways to Train
Training takes intentional effort. No one accidentally becomes a top athlete, scientist, or artist. We seek to train our youth through three ongoing efforts: (1) Rev'd Up - an interactive Sunday morning large group Bible study for all grades, (2) CrossFit Events - each year we hold several activities centered around the four characteristics of discipleship which include retreats, outreach, trips, and much more. (3) CrossTraining Small Groups - the heart of our approach is the relational ministry that takes place in small groups where God's Word is the center of discussion.
We operate with the conviction that youth ministry is best understood and carried out as the partnership between home and church. They are the only institutions called to make disciples of Christ. This is best accomplished when the two work together to disciple youth within Christian households and to reach the youth of our community.
The CrossFit Spiritual Training Youth Ministries of LBC exist to help every youth become lifelong disciples of Jesus who:
Seek the Lord in Worship. Study the Word Together. Serve the Body of Christ. Share Christ with the World.
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