Introduction to Youth Ministries
Welcome to the information page of IIBC youth ministries! We exist to Evangelize, Encourage, and Equip teenagers to be focused followers of Christ. This is not an easy task, but it is one God has called us to do. Philippians 4:13 reminds us, “I can do all things through CHRIST who strengtheneth me.” As believers, we are called to not “grow weary in well doing” but instead “press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:14) Therefore, through the years, we have developed ways to help our students fulfill God’s call in their life by helping them get involved in three areas.
Evangelism is the greatest call for the New Testament Christian. Christ told us in Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Our desire is to see teens saved all throughout our schools, Songdo, our country and our world! We encourage students to share the gospel with their friends in their school.
Encouragement is a visible reminder of the love that Christ left us. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” John 13:35. In a generation where the average teenager has more expendable income than many poverty stricken countries, students have their own smart phones, and many other conveniences that previous generations have never known, we are endeavoring to display and teach the self-less model that Christ left for us when he lived on the earth. Living like Christ, has proven time and again to be the greatest path to fulfillment that man has ever known!
Equipping is an exciting opportunity to learn to do the work that Christ has called us to! These years in a young adult’s life help to shape the future for them, and learning some basic, yet necessary elements of ministry is an important aspect of the ministry at IIBC. We use Sound Biblical teaching, encourage personal Bible study, offer one-on-one discipleship for our students and practical ministry opportunities.
How this is accomplished
The primary focus is our Youth Bible Study that starts at 10AM every Sunday morning. This time focuses on teaching the Bible to the students in a practical way that can be used through the week. We also include them in corporate worship on Sunday mornings so they can learn to worship God as a body in the church. We have other opportunities for them to serve within various ministries of the church.
For more information regarding our youth ministries please contact us!