The mission of the Harbor (the youth ministry of FPCOS) is to develop a community of students growing in discipleship of Jesus Christ through unconditional love, in relationship with one another and the church and in service to others, equipped to serve in the world.
Our students face a number of challenges in today’s culture that is continually trying to redefine who we are and what our purpose is. As our culture continues to become more secular, it is easy for our students to begin to drift spiritually and become apathetic to Jesus. Our world is successfully shaping what students experience and believe concerning friendships, relationships, academics, sports, extra-curricular activities, and social media, among other things.
We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks compellingly and beautifully into each of these. The purpose of youth ministry, then, is to bring the gospel to bear in the lives of our students. This happens most dynamically through relational ministry that is people-oriented, not program-oriented. The church seeks to disciple and train up our students through regular, intentional contact that is rooted in the truth of the transformative gospel of Jesus Christ. We also recognize that the most effective discipleship starts with parents and is then further supplemented by the church.
Faith Foundations for youth is where we cycle through various foundational things we believe as Christians. The goal is to cover the basics and give students a robust understanding of the core tenets of Christianity.
Meets on Sundays at 10 AM. Starts at 10:10.
7th-10th Grade: Gather in the main room of the Harbor House as we walk through a study of the person of Jesus. We are examining Jesus as a Jew, King, Healer, Teacher, Servant, and more (February-April). We will then do a brief study on Outreach and Evangelism (April-May).