Our goal is simple: we want to make disciples and graduate ministers.
At the core, everything we do with First Burleson Students begins with loving God and loving others. Out of our love for God and others flows the overwhelming conviction to develop young disciples of Jesus who are not only ready to take on life after high school but do so in ways that multiply and expand the Kingdom of God here on earth.
We are a Student-Led, Adult Guided Student Ministry. Students are not the church of the future, they are the church of today! That means taking seriously the call to equip students and enlist them into ministry in every aspect of our ministry.
It’s hard sometimes to know when you’re winning with teenagers. That’s why we decided to go ahead and define the big win for our ministry. This is how we make disciples and graduate ministers on a week-to-week basis.
WE WIN WHEN A TEENAGER TAKES THEIR NEXT STEP IN L.I.F.E.
LIFE is how we measure spiritual growth and our relationship with God. What, exactly, does it look like for a teenager to take a step in LIFE? When we take a step in LIFE, we take a step closer to God. Each letter of LIFE represents an area of our lives that can grow closer to God. We call these four things our core LIFE principles.
TAKING A STEP
Now, we say “takes a step” for a reason. It’s because there’s no finish line or certificate of completion when it comes to spiritual growth. Instead, spiritual growth is a journey (a life-long journey) and no two journeys are identical. We win anytime we see a teenager take their next step closer to LIFE.
LIFE Groups - Sunday Mornings - 9:30 a.m.
LIFE groups are the most important part of what we do. They happen every week in our programs, but the relationships built in LIFE groups extend outside the walls of our church. They’re designed to connect every teenager with a consistent trustworthy adult and community of their peers. They’re designed to connect every teenager with a consistent trustworthy adult and community of their peers.
One Night - One Wednesday Night a Month 6:30 p.m.
Our monthly Wednesday rhythm this school year is going to look a little different than usual, but we are very excited about what is on deck. In place of weekly programs, we will gather once a month for an over-the-top experience that teenagers will not want to miss.
OneNight is a monthly gathering of teenagers pursuing Christ together. Each month we will do it up BIG, with giveaways, fun, monthly themes, and more. That said, each OneNight is all about one thing: beginning glory to Jesus in community, through His Word, and corporate worship.
Weekly Online Content
Each week the First Burleson Students Staff will be releasing online content created to engage students in our digital world. Check it out and STAY CONNECTED with us!
INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / BLOG / EMAIL
Throughout the year, we’ll host several big events designed to help teenagers connect with their peers and LIFE group leaders. Events are often the environment where teenagers will walk into our ministry for the very first time.
Dates to Remember - Check out our event page HERE!
January 29-31, 2020 — STORM
June 12-16, 2020 — Mission Fuge - Glorieta, NM
Daniel Morrow, Student Pastor
Maitlan Tilton, Pastor in Residence - Student Ministry
Joshua Farhart, Student Ministry Intern