Student Ministry

Our vision is to reach and grow disciples among students in the Denver area.  We are committed to substantial and substantive growth as a ministry.  Both breadth of discipleship and depth of discipleship bring glory to our Lord and King, Jesus Christ.

Our ultimate goal is to see the God of the universe change the cities of Denver and Aurora.  We are about the glory of God first and foremost, and we know that this earnest pursuit will be to our good and joy (Romans 8:28).

Our mission is rooted in a commitment to the commands of Jesus Christ in order that we might glorify Him.  We are a community (Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 3:12-13, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31) built on three primary truths:

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

The gospel is a profound and robust truth that is founded on two harmonic ideas.  First, the day-to-day apparent aspect of the gospel works itself out through the redemptive proactivity of Christ in the lives of people.  God’s motivation is His glory, and the sinfulness of mankind fractured our investment in that motivation (Romans 11:33-36, Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23).  Thankfully, God displays His glorious grace to us through the life, death, resurrection, and future return of His Son.  The person and work of Christ and the salvific effects are one aspect of the gospel.

Second, the gospel has a metanarrative in which the previous description takes place.  Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration make up each critical point in history, and they are each essential in God’s restorative plan to redeem everything unto Himself (Genesis 1-3, Matthew 27:45-54, Romans 8:18-23).  The gospel has a focal point in the lives of people, but God’s mission is also cosmic and eternal.  The gospel is as epic as it is personal and life-changing.

The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)

The command by Jesus after He had been crucified and resurrected is to “make disciples,” and He gives us a few primary ways this takes place: going, baptizing, and teaching.  The implication is an ongoing commitment to the redemptive work of the Holy Spirit.  One must go and engage a culture with the gospel, one must baptize those that affirm its message, and one must teach and admonish the believers regarding the commands of Christ.

Our ministry has two primary avenues for developing disciples:  the main Sunday morning worship services and small groups.  Each of these play a significant role in the lives of Christians at Faith Presbyterian.  Additionally, each of these core parts of church life takes precedence over student ministry activities and functions.  Our focus is on the church as a whole, and the student ministry is supplemental to the overall mission.  Small groups enable other members of the congregation to serve and lead and reach out to students.  Ministry cannot be led entirely by one leader; we are all called to serve in different ways.

A Gathering that is characterized by worship and service

Faith Presbyterian Church meets for two unique Sunday worship experiences (8:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.), and these are essential to the life of a believer in this context.  We are called to worship the God of the universe together through preaching, teaching, praying, singing, and celebrating the sacraments (baptism and communion).  We gather to praise His name, and each of these activities enables us to receive, remember, respond, and rejoice in His great works.

There are a wide variety of ways in which one can serve; however, the call to service is undeniable and unavoidable.  All believers are called to serve the Body and those who are struggling, and our ministry will strive to accomplish both.  As students, not all of us will be called to serve in Faith Presbyterian activities, but we are all called to serve our families, friends, and others with whom we come in contact.  Additionally, there are many ways to serve in this local church, and God has gifted us in ways to serve Him right here.