LAKESIDE YOUTH = FAMILY
Mission: Partnering with families to lead students into a transforming relationship with Jesus that lasts.
Middle School and High School can be an awkward, confusing, and scary time for a lot of teens. So much is changing in their lives and they are being faced with questions they’ve never had to answer before. Jesus has the answers they are looking for, but they don’t always know how to find these answers. At Lakeside Youth, our mission is to equip the youth in our church family with a faith in Jesus that is their own and can stand the tests of life.
OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD EACH AND EVERY STUDENT INTO A DEEP AND MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. WE BELIEVE THAT FOCUSING ON THESE 4 PIECES OF THEIR FAITH WILL PREPARE THEM FOR THE JOURNEY AHEAD:
Our students know why/how to have a relationship with Jesus
They know why/how to develop meaningful relationships with others
They know why/how to use their gifts to serve the body AND their community
They know why/how to share their story with others
These 4 pieces of their faith will be crucial to keeping and further developing their relationship with Jesus long after they’ve graduated high school and college. We hope to prepare our youth for the reality that no one is going to make them go to church or read their bibles. Our goal is to inspire that desire on their own and help them see the necessity of Jesus in their lives.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Everyone is ACCEPTED
Everyone is EXPECTED
We believe that Grace and Growth are inseparably linked. Everyone is welcome just as they are but the Gospel is about growth and change. We will challenge the students to see areas of their life that could use some growth.
John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit-fruit that will last-and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you."