The vision of Village Students is to develop students and young adults who live authentic lives while pursuing and following Jesus.
The mission of Village Students is to inspire and equip students and young adults to LOVE GOD, BE REAL and BRING HOPE.
Village Students is the student ministry of Village Church. Our student ministry is for individuals who range from middle school to young adults. We believe all students and young adults, no matter their age, matter to God, so, as result, they matter to us.
Village Student Ministry:
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16
Sunday School for students is a time to study the Bible in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As students open the Word of God, students share in the joy of studying the Bible and discuss issues facing their generation. It is a “come as you are” environment, and all students grades 5-12 are welcome (5th and 6th graders hangout for a few minutes and then dismiss to their own class). After Sunday School, students are encouraged to attend corporate worship with the rest of the Village family.
Time: 9:00–10:15 AM
Location: The Hangout (aka the Student Building) and The Hut
Midweek is Village Students’ Wednesday night worship meeting. Students grades 6 to 12 are invited to join in this time of worship, prayer, study, fun, and hanging out. Be prepared to play some games that may require physical effort (nothing too tough) and bring your Bible to study. Midweek is a more relaxed environment than Sunday School, with more time to get to know other students.
Time: Wednesday, 6:00–8:00 PM
Location: The Hangout (aka the Student Building)
Throughout the year, Village Students hosts various events that engage students and encourage bonding. From movie nights to the Tribe Wars, students enjoy times of fun and, sometimes, competition. Students also go on trips to various places, including summer camp. The best ways to keep up with what is going on and coming up are student calendars (which can be retrieved from the church office or emailing Pastor Wade at email@example.com) or the Village Student Ministry Facebook page.
For an event calendar, click here.
The F-260 is a two hundred and sixty day ready plan that highlights the foundational passages of Scripture that every disciple should know. The plan expects believers to read 1 to 2 chapters a day for 5 days each week, with an allowance for weekends off. The 2 off-days a week are built in so you may catch up on days where you’re unable to read or allow you to reflect on this
We also encourage you to journal as you read through scripture. A great way to do is by using H.E.A.R journaling method. The H.E.A.R. journaling method promotes reading the Bible with a life-transforming purpose. No longer will your focus be on checking off the boxes of your daily reading schedule; your purpose will instead be to read in order to understand and respond to God’s Word. The acronym H.E.A.R. stands for Highlight, Explain, Apply, Respond. Each of these four steps contributes to creating an atmosphere to hear God speak. After settling on a reading plan and establishing a time for studying God’s Word, you will be ready to H.E.A.R. from God.
For a copy of the October Reading Plan click here.
Students are fun, lively, and, at times, exhausting. God has gifted people to keep up with students and relate to them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. VSM believes that all types of people can serve students, not just young people (Titus 2). If you feel that God may be pulling you toward student ministry, please contact Pastor Wade Smith at (850) 837-8107 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: all volunteers in Salt Light must submit to a background check.