WHAT ARE WE ABOUT?
ASM is about life change. We want to be a place where students can come, feel safe, build friendships, and experience God in fresh new ways. We have leaders who want to live out 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ.” and 1 Thessalonians 2:8 “...so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” We are also committed to bringing life to the following 7 principles* by the time a student leaves ASM.
Confusion in this one area is the primary reason so many students abandon Christianity. True faith is confidence that God is who He says He is-and confidence He will do everything He has promised to do.
The apostle Paul says that true spiritual transformation begins with a renewed mind. Only as teenagers begin to renew their minds according to the truths of Scripture and time with God will their attitudes and behaviors begin to change.
Students need to know how to protect their bodies and emotions by honoring God’s plan for sex and morality. The depth of their intimacy with God and others is dependent upon it.
The people students associate with the most will have a direct impact on the decisions and the standards they choose. Healthy friendships build them up and draw them closer to God; unhealthy friendships bring them down and cause them to compromise what they know is right. We want to help them to build healthy friendships while avoiding unhealthy ones.
Good decision making is more than simply choosing between right and wrong. Teenagers need to learn to ask, “In light of my past experiences and my future dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do in this situation?” They have to know how to apply godly wisdom to the choices they make.
Teenagers often view freedom and authority as opposing concepts. But the Bible teaches that true freedom is found under authority. Students need to recognize God’s ultimate authority and respect the earthly authorities He has placed over them.
Selfishness comes naturally to teenagers (and the rest of us!) Selflessness, however, must be learned. The Bible says that Jesus “made himself nothing” in order to serve the people He loved. He put the needs of others ahead of His own. Students must learn how to do the same.
*These 7 principles are taken from the book The Seven Checkpoints by Stanley and Hall.
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How do we do it?
ASM on Sunday Mornings
Youth Group – Sunday mornings at 9:30 MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL– If you’re a student (6th-12th), come hang out with us for Sunday morning programming. We will do 20 minutes of hanging out/game, 20 minutes in the Bible/lesson, and 20 minutes of discussion.
*** We really want our students serving and attending main service, especially our High School students.
LIFEGROUPS (HIGH SCHOOL 9th-12th)
LifeGroups – Thursday 6:30-8:00 – If you’re a high school student (9th-12th), join one of our LifeGroups that meet in homes Thursday from 6:30-8:00. We will share a meal together, pray for one another, study scripture, and just do life together. If you want join a group, just show up to the designated house that corresponds with your grade. ** These groups will start in September. Be on the lookout for more info.
SUNDAY NIGHT HANGOUT (HIGH SCHOOL 9TH-12TH)
Youth Group – Sunday evenings from 5 pm 7 pm – Our high school students meet at 5 pm every Sunday evening to dig into the Bible. Join us for this service to connect with other high school students and to explore how the Bible is still relevant for our lives today. All while having a great time! Then we break up into Small Groups to talk about how we apply the Biblical Truth to our lives.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HANGOUT (MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH-8TH)
Youth Group – Wednesday nights from 6:15-8 pm – If you’re a middle school student, save your Wednesday evenings for Wednesday Night Hangout! We’ll get together as a large group for fun, games, worship, and a message. Then we break up into Small Groups to talk about how we apply the Biblical Truth to our lives.
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