Why?

     Verses 13 through 16 of Ephesians 4 provide not only a compelling snapshot of an equipped believer, but also the potential of what every student could be. This potential is why we pay so close attention to our process. A look at these verses allows us to see 3 elements of this potential. We desire to see our students… 

 

1. Treasure Truth: We understand that our students live in a world where they are bombarded by the very dangers listed in verse 14. One of our greatest goals is that our students would step out into the next season of life after leaving our ministry grounded in their faith and ready to intentionally engage their context with the Truth of the Gospel. We also want to help them understand how to discern between Truth and error in a world full of truth claims.

“…so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”   - Ephesians 4:14

 

 

2. Treasure Relationship: We want our students to grow in the knowledge of Scripture as well as in their walk with the Lord. We desire that they grow also in their thirst for relationship with Christ and for God’s Word.

 “…until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”                    - Ephesians 4:13, 15

 

 

3. Treasure the Mission: Gospel growth naturally results in the manifestation of Spiritual Gifts through service to both the Church and the world. We hope that our students can begin to discover how God has spiritually gifted them and to what function in the Body of Christ he/she is called to perform. We want them to understand that God has not only saved them, but he has sent them as well! They are a part of the Body now and God will hold them accountable for how they respond. Our role is to help them become aware of this call and begin to respond well now.

…from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” - Ephesians 4:16