Student Ministry Vision:
Empowering a community of students who passionately love Jesus Christ, selflessly serve one another and intentionally reach out.
Drop Zone, Impact56, Rush and Flipside are our student ministry groups at Rush Creek Bible Church. During the school year Drop Zone meets Mondays (5th-8th Grades), Tuesdays (5th-6th) and Thursdays (7th-8th), Impact56 meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30PM, Rush meets Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM and Flipside meets Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00PM. We are looking volunteers who are willing to commit to a full year of relationship building, serving, outreach, and personal growth through serving as leaders in one our student ministries.
If you are interested in serving within one of our Student Ministry programs please read the Leader Expectations and Student Ministry Covenant and complete the form below:
To be committed to attending, participating and serving for a full year September-May
To be authentic examples of Christ through servant leadership
To build relationships with students and leaders
To develop the ability to connect and understand students in real ways
To be a positive influence in the lives of our students and to your families, peers and in your community
To experience personal growth through leading in various ways; serving, teaching, leading games, small groups, retreats, etc.
To develop mentorship relationships
Student Leaders will be held to a higher standard within RUSH or FLIPSIDE (their own youth group)
*Attend leadership-training meetings at RCBC.
Student Ministry Covenant
By choosing to enter into a leadership role you are entering into a position of authority. Our children and teens will watch you closely and take what you say seriously. As a role model your lifestyle is a part of the equation. In the past, that was all that needed to be said. There was consensus around what constituted consistency between “church behavior” and life in general. As culture has changed, however, there is a need to be more specific. The three issues that surface the most have to do with sexual relationships, substance abuse,and social media.
The last thing we want to do is put you in a position where you feel pressure to teach, represent, or appear to give assent to a view on one of these subjects you do not personally embrace. So on these three subjects, here is what we expect volunteers, interns, and church staff to model:
Regarding Sexual Behavior
We teach that sex was created by God as an expression of intimacy between a man and a woman within the context of marriage. If you embrace a lifestyle or behavior that conflicts with this teaching you will eventually find yourself pretending to be something you are not or believing something you don’t. In an effort to protect you from a potentially awkward situation, we ask the following:
- If you are involved in a sexual relationship and are not married, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
- If you are pursuing a same sex relationship, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
- In the spirit of being a good role model, if you are single and living with a member of the opposite sex, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
- If you are married and are currently involved in a sexual relationship outside of your marriage, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
Regarding Substance Abuse
If you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, this might be something God uses in a positive way to steer a future generation in a different direction. If you feel that this is part of your message, and perhaps part of your motivation for wanting to get involved in youth ministry, we would love to talk with you further. While we might disagree on the timing of your involvement, we don’t want to miss an opportunity to partner with what God is up to in your life.
- If you have been arrested for or convicted of an alcohol or drug-related offense in the past twelve months, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
- If you are currently being treated for alcohol or drug abuse, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
- If you have used marijuana or any other illegal substance during the past twelve months, we ask that you not volunteer at this time.
Regarding Social Media
Students in your small group will visit your social media page/accounts. So will parents. If you blog or maintain a Twitter/Instagram/Facebook account, some in your group will opt to keep up with you through those mediums as well. While social media can be a great connection tool, it also serves as a window into your life beyond youth group and church settings. In light of that, we ask that you leverage social media with your group members in mind. We realize this is a judgment call, but highly encourage you to exercise diligent awareness to your testimony.