Word-Centered, Gospel-Driven, Christ-Exalting
This is advanced through:
Preaching- expository teaching & preaching of books of the Bible and topics relevant to 6th-12th graders
People – relationships pursued through a faithful presence and curiosity expressed in fellowship (Ministry flows from relationships!)
Prayer – living by and in the power of the Holy Spirit as our petitions are perfected and our will is conformed to God’s own
What do we study?
We study a variety of topics, but primarily work through books of the Bible verse by verse. Below are books and topics we have gone through in our discipleship groups, Sunday mornings and Wednesday night gatherings. Take a look through the books we have done in the past, below:
Meet Pastor Josh
Josh is originally from Southwest Kansas, but now calls Oklahoma home. He has been married to Laura for over eleven years, and they have five beautiful children. Josh is a Marine Corps veteran, a graduate of Wheaton College, Covenant Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a PhD/ThM in Biblical Studies & Ethics from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Favorite Movies & Hobbies
The Lord of the Rings is my all-time favorite movie series. I like to read books, fish, wrestle and I even write poetry occasionally!
I have a fourth cousin that played for the Vikings for thirteen years and an even more distant relative that ran in the 72 Olympic Games! I am also blessed to have Christian Focus Publications publish my book on Veteran suicide and the Gospel late in 2020.
Passion for Ministry
My passion for ministry is to see students mature in Christ. It goes against the norm for a student minister to not first be about fun and games. Those are great things that we love to have as part of our atmosphere! But the goal of ministry is not fun - it is a passionate pursuit of Christ as we mature and are built up in Him. Everything flows from that. Our missions, evangelism, discipleship, everything flows from that love of God that exposes our sin, makes us more like Him, and builds us up into greater maturity.
Sundays @ 9:00 am in the Youth Room (Breakfast is provided)
Wednesdays @ 5:30-7:15pm. We always have fellowship, food, games, study the Word, and then end in worship. (Meal provided)