The mission of Life Church of Athens is to “Love God, Love People, and Make Disciples.”
Deuteronomy 6 makes it clear that parents are primarily responsible for discipling their children, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (Deut. 6:5-7). At Life Church of Athens, we strive to encourage, equip, and come alongside parents to help them disciple their teenagers as they grow in their walk with Jesus Christ.
While student ministry should not be viewed as a “church inside a church,” we understand that teenagers are in a unique place in life as they face many temptations, obstacles, and struggles. All members of the local church are in need of pastoral care and discipleship; middle school and high school students are no exception. Students, who are disciples of Jesus, are members of the body of Christ and we strive to equip them for the work of the ministry and to build them up in the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).
Students, grades 6th-12th, meet on Sunday evenings for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
As we preach Christ, we pray that students come to know Jesus as their King and that they pursue a deeper relationship with Christ. We strive to teach students how to study the Word, how the Word directly applies to their lives, and how to live out their faith for the glory of God. Our desire is that every student will have an impact on their homes, schools, communities, state, nation, and the world for Christ’s glory. This is accomplished by loving God, loving people, and making disciples through the power of the Holy Spirit.
For more information about the Life Church Student Ministry, contact Steven Day here.