Racine Student Ministry
Junior High - High School
-Teaching Students to Love God And Love Others -
Here at Racine Christian Church, we strive to help prepare students to find an independent relationship with Christ that will be with them the rest of their life. To do this, we train our students to learn what it is to love God with their entire life, how they can glorify God through their calling, and how love changes their relationship with others.
Racine Student Ministry believes the Bible to be the inerrant truth of God that He provided to humanity as a guide to have faith in Jesus, Holy Spirit and God. Our core values are found in Scripture and lead this ministry to produce disciples of God that are seeking to glorify God in everything they do by becomes servants and messengers of grace.
Every Wednesday from 6:45 - 8:00pm, our 7th-12th grade students gather together for our Paradox service, a time of great music, powerful messages, and student rLife groups.
Paradox is centered on the Scripture, John 3:30, "He must become greater; I must become less." This contradictory statement describes what our goal is for the students in this ministry. We focus on teaching students how to let Christ increase in their lives as they become obedient to Him and live faithfully to His word. On Wednesday nights, we study this through series that teach how a student can glorify God in today's society and culture.
This spring semester, we are in a series called Youth Ministry 365. The focus of this series is on how students can develop an independent relationship with God in the setting of junior high and high school. The purpose of this series is to help establish a personal relationship within the students towards Jesus that will be with them the rest of their life and influence how the glorify God through wherever they're called in their adult life.
Paradox, our Wednesday night service for junior high through high school students, meets weekly at 6:45-8pm.
On Sunday mornings we offer have classes for junior high and high school students that meet weekly at 9:30-10:30am during our Bible Fellowship Hour.
Our Spring events this semester include:
- April 20th - Tim Hawkins Concert at Racine
- May 3rd - Last Paradox of the semester
- May 7th - Graduation Sunday
- May 21st - Summer Kick-Off Block Party
- June 4th-9th- High School Camp at MBC
- June 18th-23rd - Junior High Camp at MBC
- July 2nd-8th - CIY Move in Holland, MI
- August 20th - Color Wars
- August 23rd - Wednesday Night Kick-Off
To register for any event for either Racine Student Ministry or for the church, follow this link to go to our Registration's page. For more information about event, please contact Chase Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the church office at (417) 776-2280.
Every year we take students to Maranatha Bible Camp in Everton, MO. For a week, students are able to worship and learn alongside other students from area churches. MBC makes an emphasis on growing in the Word, making relationships, worshipping as a family, and of course, just some simple fun. Students that attend MBC testify every year that the camp greatly impacts their spiritual life and creates in them a passion to go deeper into their relationship with God and others.
This year we will be going to High School Camp on June 4th-9th and Middle School Camp on June 18th-23rd.
Another organization the youth ministry partners with is Christ in Youth. Every spring semester we take students to CIY Believe and high school students to CIY Move in the summer. The CIY conferences are designed specifically for those students in every way. The high energy worship and engaging speaking presented the Gospel in new and intentional ways. CIY leads students to become Kingdom Workers in their communities, friend groups, and families. By growing deeper in the faith and discerning their spiritual gifts, students learn at CIY how they can glorify God in practical ways both locally and globally.
This year we will be going to CIY Move in Holland, Michigan on July 2nd-8th.
Every two years, Racine Student Ministry goes on an overseas mission trip. God has led us these past two trips to partner with Haitian Christian Mission in Haiti. On those trips, students were able to serve and worship alongside with people from a cultural that is different from our own. Our mission team grew in numerous ways from the Haitians who taught us what it is to worship as a family. It was a blessing beyond measure to see how those around the world worship God faithfully and whole- heartedly.
We are planning to take our next overseas mission trip during summer 2018.