Second Baptist Youth Ministry

The Great Commandment says
“Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?” Jesus answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind.´ This is the first and most important command.
And the second command is like the first: ´Love your neighbor as you love yourself.´ All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands. Matthew 22:36-40 (ICB). Out of these verses we see two very important purposes. Love the Lord your God, which is worship and Love your neighbor as yourself, which is service. Worship and service are important parts of our children’s ministry.
The Great Commission says
So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world. From these verses we see three very important purposes. The first is “go and make followers” which is evangelism. “Baptize them,” which is fellowship and “teach them to obey,” which is discipleship. Evangelism, Fellowship and discipleship are also important parts of our children’s ministry.
Matthew 28:19-20 (ICB)
Our Purpose:
Our children’s ministry is founded on two very important chapters in the Bible. Matthew chapter 22 and Matthew Chapter 28. In these two chapters we find the Great commandment and the Great Commission.
Statement: Purpose:
  • Love the Lord your God (Worship)
  • Love your neighbor (Service)
  • Go and make followers (Evangelism)
  • Baptize them (Fellowship)
  • Teach them to obey (Discipleship)
Our Mission Statement based on the 5 Purposes:
Our Ministry exists to SHARE Christ with the children of our community.
TEAM them with other Christians and ADVANCE them in their spiritual maturity.
Helping them to RECOGNIZE their spiritual gifts and to SURRENDER their lives to God.
S hare …Our Children´s Ministry uses this word for Evangelism
T eam …Our Children´s Ministry uses this word for Fellowship
A dvance …Our Children´s Ministry uses this word for Discipleship
R ecognize …Our Children´s Ministry uses this word for Service
S urrender …Our Children´s Ministry uses this word for Worship
Our Values in children’s ministry have been woven into the P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. acrostic below. The definition of “practice” is “a custom or habit of doing something.” Within children’s ministry we want these values to be our custom, our habit.our P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.
P rotecting children with an uncompromising safety
R isking failure through innovation and
reinvention of programs
A ffirming honoring and valuing others through
authentic leadership
C reating an exciting, fun learning environment
with excellence
T rusting God for the impossible, the unknown and
the unseen
I nvesting in others through open and honest
C oaching leaders to realize and fulfill their
shape and potential
E mpowering leaders and children through active
ministry opportunities