Green Student Ministry exists to see every student known, becoming encouragers and kingdom workers that are changed by the truth of the gospel.
Be Known | Isaiah 43:1-2, John 10:3
Being known is foundational to what we do. Students are constantly asking “Who am I?”, and are seeking acceptance and affirmation from peers, parents, and others. Students not only want to know who they are but that others know them as well. God models to us what love is throughout scripture, manifested in Jesus seeking deep relationships with those around him (Knowing them), and the invitation we all receive to know Christ personally. We believe the places we are truly known are where we feel connected, safe, and cared for.
Be Encouragers | Acts 2:42, 1 Thessalonians 5:11-18
We are created to live in community with believers, and the best way for this to work is for us to continue to be encouragers of one another. Students need encouragement and our desire is that they not only receive this from peers and adult leaders, but that they would grow to be encouragers themselves, constantly building up those around them through words of affirmation, acts of service, prayer, and using their spiritual gifts to continue to make GSM a welcoming, safe, restorative environment.
Kingdom Workers | Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus clearly calls us to reach everyone with the good news of salvation. Daily we have the opportunity to continue sharing our faith with friends and neighbors. We also strive to grow in grace as God’s Spirit works in our lives to conform us to Christ’s image. Spiritual disciplines teach us the joy of elevating God’s Kingdom and not our own.