The TFC Youth Ministry exists to help ignite in students a passion to magnify the greatness of God with their lives.
This passion grows as students are trained to have a mind for truth and
a heart for God. We desire for every student to have minds that are
full of truth, with Scripture as our primary authority. We desire every
student to discover the
depths of the grace of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the cross
on which He died. We want students to understand the essential
doctrines of the Christian faith. We want students to understand that
life issues and decisions have right answers found in the Scriptures.
We desire that students live the Great Commandment, “Love the Lord
your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your
mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30. Our prayer is for the
Spirit of God to change the hearts of students as their minds are being
transformed by truth. The inevitable result is students with a passion
for the glory of God revealed in a life of worship; students who love
God with their head, heart, and hands.
Becoming more like Christ-that's the adventure of spiritual growth!
God's purpose in saving us is not just to take away the penalty of sin
but to break the power of sin in our lives. Ultimately discipleship is
about building an intimate relationship with Jesus so that His Spirit
can change us from the inside out! "And as the Spirit of the Lord works
within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even
more." 2 Corinthians 3:18b (NLT)
God is worthy of our worship. We need to learn to worship God in every
area of our lives: at home, at work, in our cars… everywhere. In
worship we turn from ourselves and give God the honor, the glory, the
thanks He deserves for who He is and what He has done and is doing in
us and among us.
Our relationship with Christ may be personal but it is not individual.
When we come to faith in Christ we become part of the Body of Christ,
the Church. We live as believers in fellowship with God and with one
another. All of us need relationships with others where we can live out
the love of Christ in service and care for one another.
The good news of God’s gift of salvation and eternal life is precious
and must be shared with the world! We are to encourage and support one
another in reaching out to our family, our friends and our neighbors
with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Our desire is that God
would enable us to be effective in our community as well all over the
Lives our changed by the Word of God. Biblical teaching reveals what
the Bible says in specific scriptures, carefully explains and
illustrates its meaning and applies it to the lives of students.
The gospel is not simply a way to be saved from the penalty of sin, but
is the fundamental dynamic for living the whole Christian life. So
while the gospel triumphantly saves lost souls, it also transforms
every part of our heart, mind and life by believing the gospel more and
more deeply as life goes on.
Through relationships students learn what it means to follow Christ.
These relationships provide encouragement, accountability, spiritual
challenges, and Godly examples to achieve our mission.
Atmosphere of Love and Acceptance
The overwhelming testimony of the New Testament is that love, both
expressed and experienced, among the body is essential for the
spiritual growth of its members. The degree to which we are successful
in creating a loving environment is the degree to which we will be
effective in touching and changing lives for Jesus Christ.
Connection with the larger Church Body
We desire students to understand the importance of community worship -
prayer, singing, preaching of the Word, and the Lord’s table with other
believers. We also want students to become strong, contributing members
of the body by discovering and seeking ways to serve and love others in
the church community at large.
God has blessed every believer with gifts and talents to be used for
His glory. Students will “meet needs with love” both in ministry and
mission opportunities to their peers, the church, the community and the