What is The Ville?
A community of students gathering weekly around the Word and fellowship in effort to equip, empower and emit for everyday living. The focal point of The Ville is not only to see these students flourish in their faith, but that they would have a place where they belong and that they would have tangible evidence of true saving faith and possess the ability to articulate gospel truths and witness within their appropriate contexts. Above all The Ville exists to make God’s Word and prayer supreme as they are guiding efforts in all that we do as we live to execute His mission in boldness with deep conviction for those who are lost.
We want to recognize all our students, both inside our church and within our community
How to navigate various relationships i.e., teacher/student and child and parent relationships
From transitioning to middle school to high school to taking ACT and SAT, steps to help further student development
“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
- William James
Our Strategic Focuses
Our middle school (6th–8th grade) and high school (9th–12th grade) students have lots of questions about their identity, belonging, and purpose, and the Student Ministry not only seeks to answer these questions with biblical teaching but to provide clarity on how students are to be witnesses and a light within their context. We also believe that the best way to achieve this is to intentionally use each and every students individual giftedness and personality exactly the way the Lord created them to be.
We desire for each student to know that they are created in God’s image and have inherent dignity, value, and worth. Even more, we desire our students to know the riches of an identity founded on being a beloved child of God. To achieve this we need intentional spaces that encourage the flourishing of faith, whether by our group settings or one on one's.
Our hope is that students would know the importance of belonging to a community that follows and glorifies Jesus Christ. We desire to foster intentional small group, large group, and event settings for our students to feel connected and valued.
Our aim is to engage our local community by equipping students to share their faith, exposing them to needs in the area through service opportunities, and connecting them to strategic partnerships who are working to advance the gospel in our area.
Philippians 1:5 speaks about our partnerships with one another and helps us to see our internal and external benefit from gospel-centered partnerships. This student ministry has a deep emphasis on partnerships both city-wide and nationally.