Elevate Student Ministries exists to EXPOSE teenagers to God’s Word, to EQUIP them to EXALT God, and to MINISTER to other students.
There are five elements that continually drive every aspect of our student ministry. Each of these elements undergoes constant evaluation and re-evaluation followed by appropriate revision in order to reach the highest potential of effectiveness.
Helping students lean, learn, and trust in God’s Word (1 Peter 1:3-4) We believe it is essential for our ministry to focus on God’s Word. On average teenagers spend 3-4 weeks a year in God’s Word. Our purpose and goal is to expose teenagers to the Bible daily. (2 Timothy 2:15, Romans 12:2, and Hebrews 4:12)
Fulfilling God’s purpose of Discipleship (Heb. 6:1; Matt. 28:18-20) Every student needs to grow spiritually. God desires to spit out of His mouth those who are stagnant and lukewarm (Rev. 3:15-16). Part of our purpose is to provide students with an environment where they will be encouraged and aided toward spiritual maturity in Christ.
Fulfilling God’s purpose of Worship (Romans 12:1) Worship, often thought to be synonymous with singing, includes many aspects. It includes praying (Ps. 95:6), hearing the Word (John 17:17; Deut. 31:11), giving (1 Cor. 16:1-2), baptizing (Rom. 6:3- 4), meditating (Hab.2:20), partaking of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-26), and more. Each of these are just as important as musical worship and need to be approached and implemented as such since worship is more accurately an approach to life than an act on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
Fulfilling God’s purpose of Ministering (Matt.25:35-40) God made humans very relational. A large majority of effective ministry takes place within the context of personal relationships students have with other students. We believe it is vitally important for students to be plugged into a group of peers and to minister to one another. Part of our purpose is to train students to be equipped to invest and minister to fellow students.
Fulfilling God’s purpose of Missions (Acts 1:8) Every student has been blessed with spiritual gifts provided by God for the edification of others. Students of any age are able to use those gifts in service to God and others. When each of their unique gifts are implemented, both the ministry and the student will grow.