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Elevate: A New Direction, Familiar Process

The word elevate can be defined as “to raise something to a higher level,” and in our high school ministry that is exactly what we hope to accomplish this year. We want to elevate our focus, our purpose, and our expectations.

Elevating Our Focus

All creation was made by Christ and for Christ, our lives are described as a mist, and our bodies are described as mere tents (Col 1:17, James 4:14, 2 Peter 1:13), yet too often we as Christians find ourselves with an inward, selfish, and worldly perspective. In the High School Ministry, we want to create a series of environments where students can grow closer to God and closer to one another on a weekly, even daily basis.

Elevating Our Expectations

Culture has imprisoned our current generation with the notion that teenagers can be informed about the world, but they lack the ability to change it. Thankfully, the Bible teaches us differently. David was only a teenager when he took down Goliath, and we serve that same God today.  Alex and Brett Harris, teenage authors of the inspirational book "Do Hard Things," have put it this way: “Most people don’t expect you (teenagers) to understand what we’re going to tell you … even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don’t expect it to last. We do.” We want to raise the expectations of the teenagers, so that we can make an impact for eternity in this church, this community, and this world.

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