Philosophy and Goals of the Youth Ministry

These theological/philosophical commitments drive our methodology here at OBC.

 1.      To develop and foster a family ministry that focuses on the family unit. An important goal of such a ministry is to supplement and aid the parent’s own ministry to their children (Duet. 6:1-8). 

 2.      Relational ministry is a key foundation to this ministry that is determined by the theological commitment to the Great Commission (discipleship), with the goal of families, youth, and children growing in their relationship with Christ (1 Thess. 2:7-8).

3.      To fulfill the Great Commission within the context of the youth ministry, in which involves seeing individuals come to a saving knowledge of Christ (COME), growing in their relationship with Christ (GROW), becoming disciples (DISCIPLESHIP), and then themselves becoming disciple-makers themselves (LEADERSHIP) (Matt. 22:37-40; 28:19-20).

4.      To integrate the youth ministry into the larger faith community of the local church (Eph. 2:19; 1 Cor. 12:12-27; and Heb. 10:25).

5.      To train volunteers to fulfill the values and philosophy of the youth ministry, and to interact with the larger culture, or rather, to train volunteers into leaders and youth ministers (implied form the Great Commission, Matt. 28:19-20).

6.      Through fulfilling these goals, we are emphasizing the general purposes of the Church and applying and executing them within the ministry (Worship, Ministry, Evangelism/Missions, Fellowship, and Discipleship) (Matt. 22:37-40; 28:19-20).