Flat Rock Youth Ministry
Spark- Ages 2-Kindergarten
Preschoolers are very concrete thinkers. Their world is filled with imagination, but their understanding is very literal. They take you at your word. That is why our preschool program focuses on introducing them to Biblical characters and stories, as well as Scripture memorization.
One of the other things that makes preschoolers so amazing is that they have a desire to help out. They want to be involved. If you are working on something they want to be right there beside you. That is why we chose the theme verse of Hebrews 10:24 for our Preschoolers and call them SPARK. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Fuel- 1st -6th Grade
Elementary is such an amazing age, during this time we see a young person begin to develop just who they are. It is during this time they begin to transition from who their parents tell them they are and become who they want to be. They need relationships during this time and letting them know how much God wants that relationship deepens their faith. We call this group FUEL, because they will be the FUEL that will ignite revival in our church.
During their time in Fuel, we are continuing the teaching of God’s Word. Not only will we continue to encourage Scripture memorization and Biblical knowledge, but we will begin introducing the deeper truths of the Bible. In this way, we will learn that God yearns for a closer relationship with each and every one of them. It Says in Romans 12:1, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship."
Ignite- 7th - 12th Grade
In Jeremiah 20:9 we find, “But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in His name, His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.” That is the kind of passion we hope to see in each of our youth. Our goal is to lead them want them to a point where no matter what, they are always going to point others towards Christ.
Sadly, in our world today our teens are being told, “Be whoever and whatever you want, you have the power to choose; as long as that choice isn’t to be a Christian. If that’s your choice, sit down and keep quiet.” In so many ways our culture has lost sight of our foundations and have turned our back on God. We live in a culture just like Jeremiah. They neither care what God’s will for their lives is nor do they want to hear His Word. But our teens are different. They stand up for God, they refuse to remain silent, and even if they tried to contain the fire, it still bursts free. That is why we call this group IGNITE, because they will will unleash the fire they have inside for Christ.
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