Emmaus Student Ministry
Emmaus Vision: To partner with parents to see students (6th grade to 12th grade) meet Jesus, grow in their relationship with Him, become grounded in the faith and make disciples among the nations. Emmaus is based on Luke 24:13-31 which tells us about two disciples who walked with Jesus after His resurrection. As Jesus taught them from the Scriptures, the Bible says their hearts burned within them. Our desire is for students’ hearts to yearn daily for the risen Lord.
We meet from 6:00-7:30pm every Sunday for fun, fellowship, Bible study and small group discussion. The initial time is dedicated to fostering community through games, activities and fellowship. This transitions into a designated teaching time focused on the Scriptures and essential aspects of being a follower of Jesus. After the teaching time, the youth break into small groups lead by adult mentors who seek to know the students personally and help them apply the Scriptures to daily life.
The Emmaus structure is designed to cultivate life-on-life disciple making. There are several adult volunteers who have committed to leading the youth small groups on Sunday evenings. The goal is for older men to be intentionally invested in the lives of younger men and the older women to pour into the younger women (Titus 2:2-9). This environment is simply a springboard for furthering relationships outside the church building. As these leaders get to know the students in their small groups, they develop a natural bridge to interact with the youth throughout the week with the goal of become a significant part of their daily walk with Christ.
Fellowship events :
Frequent events outside the church building are designed to increase biblical community among the youth and deepen relationships between the students and the leaders.