1 Tim. 4:12 says, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
Our student ministry at Midway Baptist is dedicated to growing families together with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to teach students of all backgrounds what it means to be a student who pursues Christ with all they have. This comes through different avenues in the time that they are in Gospel Youth.
We are dedicated to equipping students and parents to be disciples of Christ who pursue His word. To accomplish this, our ministry is designed to make much of Christ through expository preaching (verse by verse through books of the bible) and gospel centered singing.
Our teaching ministry focuses on six core theological concepts:
Ecclesiology (The Church)
Hermeneutics (How to Study Scripture)
Evangelism and Discipleship
There are seven core values that shape how we do ministry:
1. The Word of God is the ultimate and shaping authority in our discipleship ministry. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
2. God has given parents primary responsibility for discipling their children. (Deut. 6:4-9)
3. God has ordained the church to equip and encourage parents. (Eph. 4:12-16)
4. The church and the family are designed to work together in discipling children. (Acts 2:42-47)
5. Children and parents need to experience the love and care of God in the context of a local church community. (1 Jn. 4:7-11)
6. Children and parents need the truth of Scripture to build their lives upon: who God is, what He’s done, and why it matters. (Ps. 78:1-7)
7. Being faithful to the Gospel is more important than being culturally relevant; the method must never overshadow the message. (1 Cor. 2:1-5)
A Word to Parents
We know that raising students in this culture can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. At Midway we are dedicated to preparing parents to raise their children by equipping them with the gospel and a community of grace! You were not made to be the Lone Ranger, you were made to participate in community of believers, and be ministered to by them. We want the gospel to be what drives our ministry and shapes everyone who is involved!
You can read more about our philosophy of ministry in this post: Why Gospel Youth is Hosting a Game Night, Not a Game Every Night.