1915 Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
The student ministry is not designed around the presumed unique needs or desires of young people, but it is centered on God’s will for young people as revealed in His Word. Our student ministry is parent-driven. The goal is to strengthen parents in their God-called responsibility to “bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). The so-called “generation gap” and the “adolescent years” are a result of sin and should not be encouraged by the church or youth ministries. Our student ministry is not centered on music, drama, comedy, or other entertainments but on the faithful preaching of God’s Word and Small Groups for application of Scripture, meeting personal needs, and one-on-one discipleship and accountability. While other activities may be allowed, they must never take the place of or de-emphasize the preaching of the Word or the leadership of fathers to disciple their children.
Small Groups is a weekly time for students to meet in age specific groups on Sunday mornings at 9:00am and learn the truths of God’s Word in a more personal setting.
Wednesday nights at 6:00pm is a time where we strive to build a biblical foundation for grades 6 through 12. Students meet in their own service in the PTI Room (A200) for music, fellowship, and the preaching of the Word.
Each January, during the MLK holiday weekend, students travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for a focused time in God's Word. The name Winter Advance comes from our desire for students not to retreat but advance into what God has called them to be and do.
Each summer, students spend a week at camp. This is a great opportunity to get away from the things of the world and concentrate on their spiritual walk through Bible study and the preaching of the Word. Fun and games also fill the week to allow for fellowship and bonding. Through the years many students have trusted Christ during this time while others have come home refreshed and more focused on their spiritual walk.
Students in grades 9-12 are given the opportunity to spend a week each year working with one of our church plants or mission partners either in the states or overseas. It is a rewarding time for them to be a part of spreading the Gospel throughout the world.
Students have an opportunity to sing with the adult choir during regular services and the annual Shoals Christmas Praise in December.