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.
Groups will meet in the Harbor House on campus or the Jackson Ave Office across from the gravel lot on the corner of Jackson and Ocean Avenues. If this is your first time attending Faith Foundations and you are in grades 7-12, please come to the Harbor House.
Breakdown Each Week:
10:00-10:10 – Big Group announcements
10:10-10:20 – Catch up with Small Group
10:20-10:45 – Study and apply Scripture
Youth Faith Foundations is taking a relational approach this year! Rather than providing traditional teaching, there will be small groups (4-8 students grades 7-12) that will be led by an adult and a ministry team student. Each week, the groups will gather throughout the Harbor House and the Jackson Ave Office from 10:00-10:45 AM to study and apply the scripture passage that is covered in that week’s sermon. The goal is two-fold: to grow deeper in our relationships with one another AND to have a deeper and fuller understanding of the gospel of God’s grace and His call on our lives as we reflect on the Scriptures. On the first Sunday of each month (communion Sundays), we will have a special meal with the entire group and have either extra fellowship or one-off teaching.
High School: 6:00-7:30 PM