At our church we have a strange fondness for “values statements.” We have Core Values, Community Values, Global Outreach Values, and Musical Outreach Values (all available here). Here’s how we see it: What we value most drives what we do and how we do it. Describing those values, as a team, keeps us all on the same page. Here’s our newly minted Youth Group Values statement. What do you think? Did we miss anything important?
God is worthy of worship. Our task is to help students love God and commit their lives to following Him as disciples of Jesus.
God’s Word is powerful. Our teaching should be biblically rich and relevant, equipping students to follow God in their daily lives and preparing them for life after High School.
God designed us to live in community. We value relationships among the students, with youth group leaders, and with the whole church.
Godly parents have the primary role of teaching their children to follow God and the youth group seeks to support those parents.
God has given us the mission of reaching people for Christ. Youth group should be a safe place for all students, regardless of their current spiritual walk. The gospel should be regularly and clearly presented.