First Lavaca Student Ministries is a place where middle and high school students can come and learn about the impact that Jesus Christ can make in their life through salvation. In a world where distractions are constant, we want to refocus and give students an understanding of how to have an authentic relationship with God and how to be a source of God's love in a broken world. We want to make Jesus known in the lives of our students so that they can teach others to know Him too.
First Lavaca Student Ministries exists to lead our students to Know Jesus and Make Him Known.
We exist to lead students to Jesus, connect them to First Lavaca, help them grow in their faith through discipleship, and challenge them to impact the world.
People matter to God. We provide a safe place for students to meet Jesus at their point of need. We want students to have a safe place to grow in their relationship with God and others. We want to help students find a place to belong and point them to find their identity in Christ (Galatians 3:27-28, 1 Timothy 4:12, Revelation 7:9-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Luke 19:10. Psalm 61:1-2).
Teaching for life-change. We value relating God's truths to his generation. We value connecting God's truth with action. Teaching is the catalyst that leads to transformed lives (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12-13, Ephesians 6:1-19, Luke 6:47-49, John 8:32).
Worship is a lifestyle. We value students living out a life of worship in their everyday lives. Following Jesus is a lifestyle, not an event. We want our gathering to be an overflow of what God is doing in their lives each week (Romans 12:1-2, Galatians 2:20).
Every member, every student, is a minister. Develop students to serve and find God's calling for their lives. We want students to understand how God has gifted and equipped them for life long service (1 Timothy 4:12, Ephesians 4:1-14, Luke 22:26, Mark 10:42-45).
Partnering with parents. We value our role to team up with parents to teach students to be Christ-followers. We are another voice in the lives of students as we come alongside parents as a team. The essence of student ministry is to aid the family in helping their student in become independently dependent of their relationship with Christ (Deuteronomy 6:4, Ephesians 6:4).
Impacting the world. We value students developing a lifestyle of sharing their faith. Our desire to make disciples who make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8, Matthew 5:16, Mark 16:15).
Sundays - Middles School and High School students meet together at 9:00AM in the h2o building (Across the street from the Sanctuary). After a short welcome time, the students split up into small groups that are based on grade and gender. After the small group Bible studies, we walk back across the street and join the rest of First Lavaca in joint worship and message from our Pastor Steven Smithson.
Wednesdays - We meet every Wednesday night from 6-7:30PM in the Student Center (h20 building). This is for 7th-12th grade combined. We have games, music, message, and tons of other awesome stuff! This is a great time to come get connected with students and Christ!
100 West Main St. | Lavaca, AR 72941479.674.2293