Discipleship Pathway for Youth
This is the discipleship pathway for the youth (Jr. High and High School) at Salt Church. It is important that 12-18-year old’s experience the life of Salt Church while having programs, groups, and discussions in a safe space where they can continue to encourage one another and grow together.
Sunday Morning Integration
We at Salt Church believe that a multi-generational church service is imperative for everyone involved. We believe the youth have something to teach the wise and that the wise have something to teach the youth. Therefore, we believe that Jr. High and high school students belong in the adult services for several reasons:
It allows parents to have deeper discussions with their students at home knowing they both learned the same things.
It honors and values volunteers who are also allowed to listen and receive from the worship and teaching and pour into the youth as well.
After the services – it allows the youth and students to go to lunch, discuss with a leader, and create relationship after all hearing and participating in the same service.
Serving (locally and globally)
We believe that every believer, regardless of their age, is capable and called to serve. Therefore, we encourage our students to serve at least once a month. This not only gives families the ability to serve together as a unit, but it also exposes the student to the realities of the world and the part that God calls us to play in the midst of it.
At Salt Church we believe that for students learning to be a follower of Jesus Christ it is important that we integrate God’s truths into our hearts. Therefore, we believe that having a good time and growing to be a mature man or woman of God go hand-in-hand.
“To stoke” – The Bible in 2 Timothy 1:6-7 says, “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” It is important that we stoke the fire inside our students and allow them to continue to grow and mature as Christians.
“To be stoked” – beach days, dodgeball tournaments, dinners, all-nighters, Angel games, and time with friends is important to allow students to:
Live that integrated lifestyle
Invite their friends who may not be Jesus followers
Give them something to participate and lead in.
We are continually looking to develop these programs and are looking for people who are passionate in teaching, caring for, and giving our youth a safe space to connect and learn more about Jesus.