Youth Ministry Vision, Mission, & Values

Our Vision

To nurture youth and their families in Christian discipleship through worship, fellowship, study and mission.

Our Mission

The youth ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church is an engaging and welcoming community for its youth and their friends that

  • Surrounds youth with an unconditional love that fosters genuine relationships,
  • Anchors them in the joys and traditions of the Christian faith,
  • Energizes and equips them to extend the love of Christ to the world.

Our Values

Christ-Centeredness

The foundation of every program and activity sponsored by our youth ministry is to help youth grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and to aid them in developing the morals of a Christ-centered faith.

God's Word

Our ministry is grounded in the Bible, and its principles guide all our programs.

Authentic Acceptance

Our youth ministry is a place where youth, their parents and their leaders can be themselves and where people of different schools, races and backgrounds are genuinely welcomed and valued. 

Sanctuary

A spirit of supportive openness pervades our youth ministry and provides youth with safe places and times to express their struggles and find encouragement among their peers and leaders.

Ownership

Youth are highly invested in the planning and implementation of the youth ministry and they observe and create distinctive traditions that foster enthusiasm and pride in each setting of the youth program.

Respect

We foster an environment of respect for self, one another and God's good creation. 

Joy

We bring an attitude of fun and uninhibited enthusiasm to every youth ministry event. 

Relationship Focus

We help youth build life long bonds with one another and with the members of their church family, offering times for sincere and meaningful sharing among youth, their advisers and mentors.

Compassion

We show particular concern for those in need, both inside and outside our church, extending God's grace and care freely and faithfully. 

Shepherding

We seek to know every Fourth Presbyterian youth personally and actively encourage them to participate in the life of the church.

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