We're pumped you're checking out our Student Ministry! Here's what we are all about!

PURPOSE

Legacy Student Ministry EXISTS to extend the glory of God by making disciples through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Simply put, we’re all about making disciples. Our DESIRE is for students to meet Jesus and mature in Jesus. Our PRAYER is that their utmost joy would be found in the satisfaction of knowing Jesus. Our HOPE is for students to grasp God’s purpose for their lives to know Jesus and to make His name known. We are adamant in our passionate pursuit of making disciples, and this filters itself out through our church’s core values of Gospel, Community, and Mission

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PREMISE

Legacy Student Ministry believes the Bible teaches that the HOME is God’s primary context for children to learn and embrace Gospel truths, Gospel values, and Christ-honoring behavior. We believe it is the parents’ role to be the primary spiritual shepherds of their children. One of the foundational Scriptures of this understanding comes from Deuteronomy 6:4-9:

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

PROPOSAL

From this Scripture we propose a three-fold pattern for passing on our faith. First, a parent’s relationship with God is critical. It is vital because a parent’s relationship with his or her child is reflective of his or her relationship with the Lord. Second, parents are God’s chosen instruments to instruct their children in the truths of His Word. Finally, parents must model a life of faith to their children. We believe that parents are the single strongest influence in the life of a student.

Jonathan Edwards, the 18th century pastor and philosopher who is prominently known as one of the most influential Christian theologians of our time; wrote concerning the home that, "Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church consecrated to Christ, and wholly influenced and governed by His rule. And family education and order are some of the chief means of grace. If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual. If these are duly maintained, all the means of grace will be likely to prosper and be successful."

PLAN

Therefore, Legacy Student Ministry plans to effectively PARTNER with parents to make disciples of Jesus. Our ministry desires to be a catalyst for your student's faith. It is our joy to walk with you through the trenches of parenthood. In the same way that Paul and Silas are publicly charged in Acts 17 with turning the world upside down, we also desire for every student to turn their world upside down for the cause of Christ! This will happen when they realize the potency of the Holy Spirit living within them. Students are the MOST INFLUENTIAL GENERATION on the planet, and we’re tapping into that influence to see it unleashed for the glory of God!

PROCESS

Please see below for how Legacy Student Ministry goes about making disciples through our church’s core values of Gospel, Community, and Legacy.

LEGACY MEETING

Our three core values are (1) Gospel: We believe we are all changed by the power of the gospel, (2) Community: We believe in being active in reaching out and helping our community, and we also believe in forming a community of believers to do life with and grow in our faith together. We believe that no Christian should ever walk alone (3) Legacy: At Legacy Youth we believe in making a lasting difference in others lives and our community.

    •    What: Mid-week gathering of students

    •    When: Every Thursday from 7p-8:30p

    •    Where: City Church

    •    Who: 6th-12th grade students, leaders, and parents

    •    Purpose: To gather for the purpose of being equipped with the Gospel

    •    Elements: Growing friendships, Snacks, crazy games, funny videos, worship with student band, Gospel-centered teaching, small groups

COMMUNICATION

There are 4 primary ways for you to stay in the know as to what is happening in the Legacy Student Ministry:

  • MAIL CHIMP: This is our primary means of communication. We send out weekly email updates to our parents through this chain. If you wish to be added to this group and be in the know on ALL things Student Ministry then please email Kevin kevin@citychurchpa.org
  •   STUDENT WEB PAGE: We will post information regarding all of our upcoming events on this webpage.
  • FACEBOOK:   We have a facebook page titled, @legacystudents
  • INSTAGRAM: We have an Instagram account titled, @legacystudents To follow our page, search for it on your Instagram account and follow us. To follow this account, search for it on your Facebook page and follow us.
  Kevin and Lacey Garza

Kevin and Lacey Garza

We look forward to seeing you soon on a Thursday! For additional information, please contact:        

Kevin Garza student minister

kevin@citychurchpa.org