WELCOME TO ST. BARNABAS' YOUTH MINISTRIES!
To embrace, equip, and support our youth as they grow in faith, serve God's people and care for God's creation.
It is our hope and dream to build a youth ministry with multiple entry points into Christ's church here at St. Barnabas Lutheran. In each area of ministry we believe that everything comes down to a relational ministry (RELATIONSHIPS). So with that in mind we have adopted the following values, attitudes, styles and beliefs that help to fulfill our purpose. We try to incoporate these key approaches into all of our programs and events.
Relational approach - We want to spend time with students
Encouragement - We want to make students feel good
Laughter and Celebration - We want to help students enjoy life
Acceptance - We want to take students where they are
Transparency - We want to be real with students
Involvement of students - We want to get students participating
Outreach oriented - We want to reach the lost students
Numerical growth - We want to reach the masses
Spiritual growth - We want students to mature
Homelike - We want students to feel like they belong
Intimate - We want students to feel cared for
Professional - We want to do things well
Strategic follow-up - We want to know where students are