ndbc student ministry
NDBC Student Ministry is the weekly gathering for North Dunedin Student Ministry. We're dedicated to providing a place for students (6th-12th grade) to connect with God, with other students, and with adult leaders that are dedicated to seeing students grow closer to Christ.
Sundays // 10am - Sunday School
"Who do you say I am?" - Jesus
This question is the most important we will ever answer. Over the course of six weeks we will explore further what the ramifications of this answer are in "Jesus-Centered Life". Sunday School meets at 10am in the Generations Room and we provide free donuts and bagels.
Wednesday // 6:45pm - Youth Group
Whether you are a teenager looking for a fun night or a parent looking for a great place for your teenager to be at, youth group is the place to be! Our
Youth Building has a ping-pong table, video games and a pool table! Plus a brand-new, covered, outdoor basketball court called "Solomon's Porch." With games, music, a message, and so much more, Wednesday nights are can't miss! See you there!
Current Series: Dear Galatians
We all like to receive letters. These days they come primarily in an e-mail but in Biblical times, letters were handwritten. The apostle Paul wrote a lot of letters, many of which are included in the Bible. His letters were intended to help the early church sort out what it meant to really follow Jesus. But the Galatians may not have been too excited to get Paul’s letter to them because Paul was mad. The Galatian church was a mess. People were saying that what Jesus did on the cross wasn’t enough. They were looking around them and determining who was in with God, and who was out. So Paul set out to bring some clarity to the situation in the passionate, sound way that only He could. And while this may seem like a great look back in history, we probably have more in common with the Galatians than we would care to admit.
Session One: Jesus +
If Paul was around today, he would be emailing and tweeting all the time—and for good reason, people needed his help. God had placed Paul in a strategic point during the early church to help bring some clarity to the chaos. And there was chaos . . . a lot of chaos. People were trying to add to the gospel, saying Jesus’ death and resurrection weren’t enough. That it needed a few extra things to help someone “be a Christian” and be “in” with God. That got Paul fired up, and he set out to clear things up. And thousands of years later, Paul’s words are a great reminder for us because it’s easy to think and act as if what Jesus did wasn’t enough.
Session Two: The Checklist
What does a Christian look like? Stop for a minute and think about that, because aside from the basic belief that Jesus was the Son of God, He died for our sins and rose from the dead, there are some things that most of us would add to that. Maybe our response would be someone who reads the Bible or helps people in need. Maybe it’s someone who prays every day and attends church regularly. Maybe it’s someone who has memorized a bunch of Bible verses and knows a lot about the Bible. But we also have some responses we probably wouldn’t feel very comfortable saying aloud—things like the kind of music someone listens to, what someone wears or what someone says. So what does a Christian look like? The answer is probably a lot more simple than we make it out to be.
Session Three: With Love
So with all this talk about what it does and doesn’t mean to be a follower of Christ, does that mean that a Christian doesn’t do anything? Not exactly. It’s not always about what you do, but your reason for doing it. For example, are you reading your Bible because you want to love God and others more, or are you reading it to prove how spiritual you are to anyone who asks? It’s the “why” factor. So are you doing what you’re doing because you’re motivated by love—love for God and love for others—or by something else?