God has given 2 primary ways that both must be utilized in the upbringing of teens to become young men & women of God: Those 2 essential tools are:
#2. The Local Church
Therefore our approach to student ministry is a multifaceted effort to #1 equip parents in their primary role of raising their teens in Godliness and #2 to utilize the resources and giftings of those in our local church. The long term goal of student ministry should be for teens to become fully functional members of a local church walking with the Lord. Therefore, we seek to begin utilizing the tools of the local church that God has given to the teens in their life today.
This means we must not shelter our teens from the "adult" ministries of the church but instead work to seamlessly incorporate them into the life of the church itself.
The following are 4 important ways we seek to give teens a comprehensive foundation in becoming young men and women who seek after God in our church starting today.