The student ministry at FBC Hewitt strives to lead students into deeper relationships with Christ through discipleship. To do this, we offer many things that disciple students in numerous ways. Our Sunday Morning Bible Study classes revolve around a small group format, with adult leaders teaching students. Our Wednesday evening worship time, called Fuel, is led by and geared toward students as we worship through song and through the Word. We also periodically offer discipleship studies during the school year. Both Fall Retreat (October) and Mpact (DNOW weekend in January) are weekends devoted to seeking the Lord. And during the summer we attend camp in order to focus on our relationship with God.
Because discipleship is such an integral part of our church and our student ministry, community plays a vital role in what we do. The whole of Scripture speaks to the fact that faith was never meant to be practiced in a vacuum, but rather with fellow believers. We journey together by building community into much of our discipleship activities, from Sunday Morning Bible Study to Fuel.
Our student ministry always wants to be a presence in the community of Hewitt. Christ calls us to partner with Him to build His kingdom here, and we do that through service. There are always opportunities to serve, from conducting a Parent’s Night Out, to volunteering in Vacation Bible School, to working at local food pantries. Being plugged into this church community means serving the Hewitt community.
While service is part of our identity, we fully realize that we are called to share the Gospel anywhere that there is need. As a result, we disciple our students to live on mission by being prepared to share the Christ with anyone in their sphere of influence. We also go and build the kingdom during our mission week in the summer, in places as close as Arlington, to Oregon, and even to other nations. While we are able, we must go.