Parent Resources

Dover Student Ministry is open to all students in sixth through 12th grades who are interested in loving God, loving others and growing in service. Middle School and High School meet corporately in big groups and then transitions to small groups by gender and grade. Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Youth Service plus small groups-  Oasis (Bldg- C) and Sunday: 9:15 AM – Small groups – 6:00 PM Club 366 -discipleship class

 

MISSION:

Our mission is to teach disciples to make disciples.  We do that by having small groups on Wednesday and Sundays.

OUR GOAL:

To create a safe environment for students to share freely so they may discover, study and embrace the love, truth, grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

OUR VISION:
Love God
Love People
Serve

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, written by men and divinely inspired by God. It is the utmost authority by which we:

  1. Teach and preach, making the main point of the text the main point of the message.
  2. Teach volunteers and students to study through scripture in its own context and to its original audience.
  3. Use Scripture as a foundation for our everyday lives, knowing it is applicable to all peoples for all times.
Wednesday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Youth Service plus small groups-  Oasis (Bldg- C)

Sunday: 9:15 AM – Small groups – 6:00 PM Club 366 -discipleship class

Middle school and high school students meet together, starting out in a large group for some type of activity and a teaching time. The second half of the meeting, the main groups split up by gender and grade into smaller discussion groups. This allows students to share their thoughts and talk about how to apply the lesson to their everyday life. Each school year we cover multiple series. These range from verse-by-verse biblical studies to topical lessons, often based on issues that are relevant to our current student body. Each small group is overseen by an adult mentor.
The high school and middle school combine a few times a year for social gatherings. These include:

– Youth Christmas Party

– Disciple Now Weekend (3-day/2-night conference filled with Bible study and fun events)

– Up All Night (a night full of no sleep and unexpected surprise activities)

– Graduation Celebration

– Week-long Overnight Camp Snowbird Adventure Camp

 

Each small group also meets periodically for informal smaller gatherings.

Love in Action Teams
Amazing Love Ministries
Children’s Church Teams
VBS Teams

 RESOURCES & HELP

Family Life – A website of Focus on the Family
A great website devoted to helping families become stronger and healthier.
family.org

Passport 2 Purity Weekend Retreat
Teaching kids about the facts of life is so much more than just “the birds and the bees.” It is surely one of the most awkward parts of parenting-especially in today’s permissive society. FamilyLife founders Dennis and Barbara Rainey have created a fun, non-threatening way to connect with your children while teaching them godly principles of sexuality with the Passport2Purity program, a weekend getaway that will be life-changing for both of you.
familylife.com/Passport2Purity

Internet Accountability and Filters

Safe Eyes
Great filter to install on computers to ensure a safe internet experience
safeeyes.com

Covenant Eyes
Our Accountability software monitors Internet use and emails reports to people you select. Our Filter Service blocks objectionable websites from your computer.
covenanteyes.com

Music and Movies Resources

Today’s Christian Entertainment
The very latest news, reviews and more in Christian music, film and books.
todayschristianent.com

Plugged In Online – Movie Reviews
Plugged In is a Focus on the Family publication designed to help equip parents, youth leaders, ministers and teens with the essential tools that will enable them to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Entertainment is a potent influence on our culture for both good and evil. Through our reviews and discussions of that entertainment, we hope to spark intellectual thought, family discussion, spiritual growth and a strong desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8. “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”
pluggedin.com/

Kids in Mind – Movie Ratings
Provided detailed info on why a movie received it’s rating.
www.kids-in-mind.com

Hear it First – Music Downloads
Hear it First is a tremendous resource for Legal Music Downloads, Exclusive Artist Interviews, Photos and Videos.
www.hearitfirst.com/

Discipleship Resources

Crosswalk Bible Study Tools
Need to find a scripture verse but only know a few words from that verse? Want to see a verse of scripture in different tranlations? This Online Bible Study Tool is sure to be a blessing to you.
bible.crosswalk.com/

 

Evangelism Resources

Dare 2 Share – Learn how to share your faith anytime, with anyone.
With over 900 FREE youth ministry resources, curriculum and articles on training your teens to know, live, share and own their faith in Jesus and a well informed online community, dare2share.org is the natural place to go to grow your youth ministry.
dare2share.org/

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Husband to sweet Marie, father of two wonderful kids, Youth pastor at First Baptist Dover. Don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. T.4.12