E.A.S.M. is Edgewater Alliance Student Ministries and our mission is
to love students to and through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
1 Peter 3:15
The LIFT Tour is a world-class, two-day weekend experience that will challenge students in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires, and demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle. This high-energy event focuses on passionate worship, engaging teaching, and spiritual discipleship designed to fuel faith within the hearts of teenagers to build mature followers of Jesus who don't just survive in society, but thrive. This year, our goal is to rediscover the heart of this sacred journey by retracing some of the most significant moments in the Apostle Paul's life...and thus focusing on the most significant moments in our own lives.
This year's BELIEVE Tour will help students understand what it means to find their identity in God. There are hundreds of "I Am" statements in the Bible, but we'll focus on four key phrases that will be a foundation for students to have deeper conversations about identity: "I am God's masterpiece," "I am God's child," "I am the church," and "I am a Kingdom worker." Your identity isn't found in what you do, but who you are. I am who God says I am.
Every student is plugged into a grade and gender-specific small group with a leader who pours into his or her life every week. This year, we'll be tackling complicated and controversial topics by addressing the hard questions about life and faith. Wednesday night serves as the "on-ramp" to Student Ministries.
FUEL is a student leadership team for students who want to impact their friends with the Gospel. FUEL students meet regularly throughout the year to study leadership and how to share the Gospel effectively.
D-Teams are discipleship classes for students. We're using video curriculum from The Bible Project, a fantastic resource that explains the Bible in vibrant and tangible ways. Students all gather together upstairs in the main room to watch a short video together and then break into Middle School or High School small groups to discuss and apply what we've just learned. The video series we're using this fall is "How to Study the Bible." Check it out here.
INTERESTED IN SERVING?
There are all kinds of ways to serve in Student Ministries -- small group leader (Lifeguard), sound/lights, snack shack, greeting/registration, etc. Take a look at our Student Ministries Handbook below and find out why we do what we do.