The mission of Westminster’s Student Ministry is to engage in the lives of both students and their parents, to encourage them in their relationship with Christ and others, and to equip them with a proper theology and understanding of the faith.
We will accomplish this by…
The Westminster Youth Fellowship Initiative, aka :"WY-FI"
Three words control, focus and direct all we do - Identify, Purpose, Relationships. We believe that in Jesus we find out who we really are, what we were designed to experience in life and how to live in good true and right relationships with others.
We seek to follow the model of Jesus' ministry by going where our student friends are before inviting them to come where we are. We hope to introduce them to Jesus, challenge them to follow Him, and walk with them along the way. Building friendships is of primary importance because we believe Jesus died & rose again to make us friends with God.
Our programs and activities are driven by our relationships. They are designed to present the Good News of God's Grace and to help us and our student friends grow in that grace. They include our outreach efforts of YoungLife & WyldLife; our discipleship components of WY-FI Sunday Mornings and Campaigner Bible Study Breakfast; and our service opportunities with the Soup Kitchen, Good Fellows, and Work Crews.
WY-FI Sunday Mornings @ 11am
We gather with our middle school and high school friends in the Emory Road House from 11:00am - 12:00pm every Sunday for food, fellowship, and bible study. Our middle and high school students break out into two different groups with our staff and volunteers to discuss questions regarding the scripture text chosen for the week. Most of the time we like to follow along with the sermon series in order to practically apply what they perhaps just heard at a previous service. The overall goal of our time together is for students to have a firm grasp of scripture and insight as to the application of it in their lives. We hope you can join us!
Campaigners Bible Study for High School
Our Campaigners Bible Study is a time for our high school friends to dig deeper together into a relationship with Jesus. We spend time in Scripture and discussion focusing on how to apply the truth of God's love to our search for Identity, Purpose & Relationships. We meet every other Wednesday evening this fall beginning on September 4th from 8:00-9:00pm at the Emory Road House.
WYLDLIFE -- for 6th thru 8th graders
Very appropriately named, this is Young Life for junior high students. WyldLife "club" is a "wyld" hour of games, skits, and off-the-wall humor with a relevant and clear communication of the gospel message. This happens every Wednesday night (during the school year) at the Emory Road House from 6:30-7:30pm. We venture on a weeklong trip to Southwind, a WyldLife camp in Oklawaha, Florida during the summer and a weekend at Carolina Point in North Carolina in the spring.
YOUNG LIFE -- for 9th thru 12th graders
Young Life is part of the way we fulfill the Great Commission in the high school community and with our own youth. A 50+ year, international ministry outreach, Young Life reaches out to spiritually disinterested high school students who are disinterested in the Church. Westminster employs this ministry as its vehicle for youth ministry in the church and community. Leaders go where "kids" are to "earn the right to be heard" by them. Young Life "club" meets Monday nights (during the school year) at the Emory Road House from 8:00-9:00pm for an hour of singing, fun, games, and a clear presentation of the good news of Jesus Christ. We also take a trip to Frontier Ranch in Colorado every summer and weekend retreat to Windy Gap, North Carolina in the fall.