The question was asked, “What If?” Since then, Harvest Ridge Covenant Church and Community Life Church have begun a partnership to reach the young people of Shawnee for God’s Kingdom. Revolution Student Ministries (RSM) is a joint effort between the two churches, where resources and leaders are combined and shared to accomplish that goal.
RSM is a weekly time for both junior high and high school students to gather together with other teens and great leaders who are all excited about knowing Jesus and sharing Him with the world. During this time, students can expect to engage in passionate worship, biblical teaching, age- and gender-specific small groups, and fun games.
While we draw from modern technology and multi-media, our goal is to create an experience where students can begin and grow their relationship with Christ. Through our services, Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips, and summer camps, we want our youth to KNOW, LIVE, and EXPERIENCE three basic truths:
RSM meets weekly on Sunday nights from 5-6:30pm. Our calendar has a list of all upcoming events and meeting places.
Discipleship - We want students to build a foundation of spiritual truth and disciplines. We are committed to training students in the Word and teaching them to grow on their own. We desire students to be grounded Biblically and to be disciplined to continue to grow throughout their life.
Relational Influence - We long to see students enter into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. We hate the “holy huddle.” We are called to be fishers of men and we encourage our students to be outreach oriented. We train our students to be soul winners, and we provide them opportunities to introduce their friends to the gospel of Jesus. Our challenge encourages them to build a friendship with a lost person, share a verbal witness, and use the student ministry meetings as a supplemental tool to expose their friends to the gospel.
Excellence - Excellence, in our minds, is not doing things better than someone else. It is about how well we prepare. We define excellence as doing the best with what we have. If we do anything excellent in our life, it should be ministry. We believe excellence honors God. We expect our leaders to have a spirit of excellence, to prepare, and to serve the Lord with all of their hearts.
Innovation - We desire to be on the cutting edge of what God is doing in student ministry. We will stay creative, constantly changing our methods to stay culturally relevant. It is crucial that we understand that we are dealing with a mission field that is no longer familiar with church, so it is vital to change our style without compromising the substance.
Partnering With Parents - We desire to include parents in our student ministry, and to partner with parents for their student’s spiritual growth. We have an open-door policy with parents where they are welcome anytime.
Worship - We provide opportunities for students to draw face-to-face with Christ through worship. We teach students to enjoy being in His presence. We believe in different methods of praise and worship. Just as husbands tell their wives in different ways that they love them, so this generation has a unique style of expressing love to God in worship.
Unity - We desire to maintain unity and partnership between Community Life Church and Harvest Ridge Covenant Church so both churches are able to combine resources to have the greatest impact on reaching students in the Shawnee area and direct them towards a relationship with Jesus.