We believe the goal of EXCEL Youth’s Discover 612 is to help the youth discover who they are in Christ and their purpose in life.
We have eConnect for our Youth on the 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm for both High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers, registration required.
We purpose to love, teach, support, model, and bless our young people in every encounter in an effort to guide them into discovering their God given identity. Strategic areas of study and impartation sessions have been implemented to develop essential life skills necessary to live successfully as a person with a Christian worldview.
The Youth Ministry is divided into two groups, Middle and High School.
Middle School: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Their routine gatherings are held during Wednesday night and Sunday morning services.
High School: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
Their routine youth ministry gatherings are held on Wednesday nights, but will be in the main sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
The Youth Ministry “School-year Program” calendar will run September – May each year. June, July, and August will be our “Summer Program” which is a modified version of our standard program. Students will be promoted the first service day of every June. Except on rare occasions, students will always be in The Youth Ministry “grade” that corresponds to the “grade” that they should be in their schools. There may be exceptions to this rule.
1. Come as You Are
D612 values people for who they are, NOT for what they do.
2. Care and Compassion
D612 aims to place the needs and concerns of others above our own.
3. Respect, Dignity, and Kindness
D612 is a friendly and inviting environment.
4. Safe-Haven and Acceptance
D612 is an aggression free, intimidation free, and negativity free zone.
5. Condemn Not the World
D612 expresses love to everyone because they are entitled to love, not just when they are deserving of it.
6. Love Not the World
D612 lives mindful that we are in this world, but not of it.
7. Heart Matters Most
D612 puts more weight on the heart.
D612 is consistent in demonstrating worthy living that produces responsibility, reliability, and predictability.
9. Righteousness and Honor
D612 purposes to, “Do what’s right because it’s right, and do it right.”
10. The Word is First
D612 has hearts that calls, “Nothing else matters but God.”
Each and every member of the Youth Ministry team will be genuine “living epistles” before our youth, providing them a reflection of the character of Christ that they might otherwise have no opportunity to see.
Each and every member of the Youth Ministry team will live a life of consecration to God that will have a tangible impact upon our youth so that the passion and hunger for a Godly Life is “caught,” not just taught.
Each and every interaction with each and every youth must spring from the character of Love, so that an impact greater than words will be felt. All of our team must take every measure to be patient and longsuffering in their love- walk at all times.
Each and every youth is connected to some family in some way. Therefore, it is imperative that our staff be dedicated to support the family unit as a whole.
Our mission is to supplement the teaching, training, and Godly example that our youth receive at home from their families, reinforcing the standards and attributes of a Bible-based Christian home.
Our mission is to create a pleasant, warm, and safe environment for our youth to receive impartation and instruction from God’s Word. Furthermore, we are committed to maintaining an atmosphere that is free from aggression, intimidation, and negativity both from our staff and other youth.
Our mission is to impart empowerment for youth to live victorious lives in their schools, neighborhoods, and homes, even where God’s Word and Love do not take precedence.
Our mission is to make an investment in our youth during their key developmental years that will yield a productive return throughout their lives. We endeavor to be “remarkable” in the lives of our youth, making an impression that will remembered for decades to come.