The High School ministry at Shadowbrook, under the leadership of Bob Bochat (firstname.lastname@example.org), seeks to lead students to be fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ.
Through weekly activities like Bible Study, Sunday Night Small Groups, creative arts and worship experiences, students are challenged to live for the Savior daily.
Through special events like mission trips, retreats, DiscipleNow weekends and summer camps, students can gain a bigger picture about what God has in store for their lives and experience what it means to be part of the Body of Christ.
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School Year Weekly Schedule
|High School Sunday School – E Building||9:00 am|
|High School Attends Worship – Worship Center||10:30 am|
|Youth Snack – E Building||5:45 pm|
|*Sunday Night Small Groups – E Building||6:00 pm|
|Dinner is served by reservation only at a cost of $4 – Family Life Center||5:30 pm|
|HSM – E Building||6:30 – 7:30 pm|
*Includes Journey AWANA Clubs
Our Vision: “To see Christ formed in the lives of students”
What does that look like?
- Students having the mind of Christ
- Students having the heart of Christ
- Students having the character of Christ
We want our students to think, love, and be like Christ.
- We want them to think rightly about God, themselves, and the world around them resulting in an attitude of humility.
- We want them to love what Jesus loves (The Heavenly Father, the Church, the lost, selflessness, holiness) while hating what Jesus hates (sin, pride, injustice, selfishness and worldliness).
- We want them to be like Christ displaying the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Our Mission: “To glorify God by making disciples who are informed by gospel-centered teaching, transformed by gospel-centered worship, and conformed to Christ through gospel-centered community.”
Our Strategy: 3 Strategic Environments and Catalytic Events
1. Informational Environment: HSM Sunday mornings
- Environmental aim: Appeal to the Head by teaching the Doctrinal content of the Christian Faith
- Primary vehicle: “The Gospel Project” curriculum taught in mid-sized grade specific groups
2. Transformational Environment: HSM Wednesday nights
- Environmental aim: Appeal to the Heart by cultivating a Devotional experience centered on communion with Christ
- Primary vehicle: A contemplative gospel-centered worship service incorporating prayer, Scripture readings, gospel-saturated songs and preaching, and the Lord’s Supper
3. Formational Environment: HSM Sunday nights
- Environmental aim: Appeal to the Hands by expecting and inspecting Dutiful obedience to Christ and his commands
- Primary vehicle: Sermon-based small groups of 4-6 students discussing the implications of the Pastor’s sermons and holding one another accountable for the outworking of those implications in their lives
- Secondary vehicle: SOAP Partners meeting the last 15 minutes for personal accountability and prayer
- Electives: “Know & Grow” Classes held in the Fall and Spring semesters respectively. Each Fall students will have the opportunity to participate in our “Know Class,” a 10-week exploration of Systematic Theology using Bruce Ware’s book, “Big Truths for Young Hearts.” Each Spring students will have the opportunity to participate in our “Grow Class,” a 14-week study outlining the necessity, the means and the marks of spiritual growth using Jerry Bridges’ book, “Growing Your Faith.”
4. Catalytic Events: DiscipleNows, Summer Camps, Genesis Weekends, Guys/Girls Retreats, etc. are interspersed throughout the year to supplement our weekly disciple-making environments and focus attention on much needed and oft-neglected areas of spiritual growth
- The Family: The family is the primary institution God has designed for transmitting the faith to the next generation. As such HSM seeks to come alongside parents in a supportive role by equipping and encouraging them to excel in their disciple-making responsibilities at home.
- The Church: The Church, by its very definition is “the called out ones of God.” It is God’s family, Christ’s body and bride. It is the pillar and foundation of the truth, as well as the house and temple of God. Because it is of extreme importance to God, we want to foster in students a deep love and appreciation for the church that they may regard it as both essential and indispensible to their lives.
- Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: In creating both male and female, God purposed that each gender, though equal in value and worth, reflect the beautiful relationship inherent within the Godhead and joyfully fulfill their differing roles within the home and within the church. Therefore we desire to see students understand, willingly embrace, and passionately pursue their specific God-designed roles for their fullest joy and for God’s glory.
- Leadership: We want to challenge our students to be great followers of Christ who develop strong biblical convictions stemming from a healthy fear of God. We want our students to be leaders who find their security in Christ and live influentially among their peers out of that vital relationship, remembering that true leadership is demonstrated in serving others.
- Discipline: In 1 Timothy 4:7 we are commanded to train ourselves for godliness. In Titus 2:11-12, we learn that the grace of God trains us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives. Godliness, as defined by author and gifted Bible teacher, Jerry Bridges, is devotion to God that results in a life that is pleasing to Him. If, therefore, our students are to be godly, we must exhort them to discipline or train themselves to be godly by using the means of grace that God has set apart for their sanctification such as Bible reading, prayer, Scripture meditation and memorization, corporate worship, service to others, and community with other Christians.