We are thankful you stopped by. Are you looking for a church home? Interested in the Bible and want to learn more? We would love to meet you! At Berean, you will find a friendly atmosphere, servant-hearted people, and a preaching ministry that helps us seek God with a whole heart.
Saved - John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Surrendering - Luke 9:23b - If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Separating - Leviticus 20:7 - Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am the LORD your God.
Seeking - Jeremiah 29:13 - And ye shall seek me ,and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Serving - Mark 9:35b - If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
Soul-winning - Mark 16:15b - Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Sponsoring - 2 Timothy 2:2 - And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
The success of a youth ministry of a church is heavily dependent on parental involvement in the lives of teenagers. At this point, a teen's most important human relationship is the one he has with his parents. Our parent philosophy states:
*Parents, not the youth staff, are ultimately responsible for the discipleship and spiritual maturity of their children. (Deut. 4:9-10, 6:1-9; Prov. 22:6, 29:17; Eph. 6:4.)
*Youth leaders should work in conjunction with parents to reinforce the truths of Christ-likeness already being taught in the home. This is done with the common goal of spiritual maturity.
*Youth leaders should offer support to parental authority that is biblical in nature seeking to "turn the heart of the children to their fathers" (Mal. 4:6).
*Youth leaders should seek to maintain strong, open lines of communication to parents and vice-versa, in order for information and concerns to be shared freely and openly.
*Intentional, regular meetings should be scheduled between the youth leaders and parents in order to foster an environment of open communication, keep parents informed on issues that youth are facing, offer encouragement, and reiterate youth philosophy.
This list is by no means exhaustive but it does set a frame work for our ministry. Successful youth ministry can only take place with the cooperation of both youth leaders and parents.