A NOTE TO PARENTS FROM PASTOR TAYLOR
Dear Parents of SM,
We are excited to serve alongside you as you raise your children in the faith. We recognize that today our lives are incredibly fast-paced and the challenge of teaching our children the basics of the Christian faith is ever-growing. Technology, greater expectations at school, increasing demand for extra-curricular activities, and increasing social pressure to succeed are knocking on our front doors. We run at 100 percent every day and often find little time to be captured by the majesty of Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His glory will continue to extend into all the world even as our world changes. Here at Northpoint Church, it is our mission to Love God, Love One Another, and Reach His World with the cross of Christ. We want the next generation to recognize the person and work of Jesus Christ and embrace the majesty of our king as well. Therefore, SM exists to equip the next generation to display and showcase the majesty of Jesus Christ in all things for the joy of all peoples and nations.
Pastor of Student Ministries
SM VALUES / FAITH. FUN. FELLOWSHIP.
The values of SM are threefold and they flow out of our understanding of the gospel. First, we value a faith that is joyful, growing, and missional. We are serious about the Christian life and want to help students understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as equip them to live a gospel-centered life. Second, we value fun that is planned and sacrificial. We are intentional about games, events (6 per year), and hang-out time. We enjoy sacrificing our needs in order to make youth group fun for the students and not for ourselves, even though we will have fun anyway. Third, we value fellowship that is consistent, loving, and small. We strive to encourage all students and staff to attend regularly to foster the best possible relationships for discipleship. We exercise love in all relationships. And, we attempt to create small groups to best foster long-term discipleship and intimacy.
Sundays at Northpoint SM
On Sundays, junior high and senior high students meet together at 9:00 a.m., upstairs in the Youth Room, to fellowship with other students, worship, and to hear a gospel message.
Midweek Meetings (Youth Group)
During the week, junior high and senior high students meet separately. Here’s what to expect:
Senior high meets Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. in the Youth Room. Tuesday nights are all about discipleship. Our small groups are divided by age and gender, and each small group has leaders dedicated to serving for a year and spending that time building disciple-making relationships with our students.
Junior high meets Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room. Thursday nights are a time of games and small group discipleship in Junior High ministry. We use this night to gather in groups to discuss and apply Sunday’s teaching. Dedicated small group leaders will build relationships with students and guide them in thinking about living our what the Bible shows us.
For more information about Senior or Junior High, please contact our Student Ministry Assistant, Megan Cordill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Camp 2022 Recap
Over the weekend of January 7-9, 2022, we stayed at Ironwood Camp in Newberry Springs. This event was one of the highlights of the year so far. Not only was it a fun opportunity for our students to get outside and explore a new place, but also a great opportunity to spend extended time soaking in sermons and small group discussions. Camp always encourages small groups to grow so close to one another and to really dig into God’s word together, and this year was no different. Looking forward to Summer Camp!