Who We Are
Thrive Student Ministries exists to help teens know and embrace truth in a culture full of confusion and lies. Each week teens come together to deepen their faith, meet new friends, and create lasting memories. Our youth staff and volunteers are committed to helping you navigate your teen years with biblical courage and wisdom. Regardless of where you may be on your personal journey of faith, we invite you to experience Jesus Christ on a personal level and see the difference He will make in your life.
What We Believe
There are big questions that haunt all of us. What happens when I die? Where will I spend eternity? The single most important question that you will ever answer is this, “If I were to die today, would I spend eternity in Heaven with God?” Your relationship to Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question.
The Bible tells us in 1 John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life…” The simple truth is Jesus loves you, and He wants you to know that you’re going to Heaven.
What We Do
The teen years can be confusing, difficult, and challenging! But they can also be awesome! Through Sunday classes, weekly outreach, monthly activities, annual trips, retreats, and programs, the teens at New Life are challenged and equipped to live for Christ while they are in their youth. Each year, the teens can look forward to camps, trips, outreach events, fun activities, and many opportunities to grow in God’s Word. We do everything within our power to provide the Bible-based wisdom that teens need, combined with the friendly atmosphere that teens enjoy!
Join your friends and ministry leaders for a weekly study of practical truths from the Bible about how to become the man or woman God wants you to be.
In a world of lies – what’s really true? From the Bible, you can get answers for every question and problem in life, and you can find out that God really is on your side! He wants to help you every day and wants you to know Him personally.
What You'll Learn
What is my purpose in life?
Is some entertainment harmful?
What is a family?
Can a marriage really be happy?
What is true maturity?
How can I develop character?
Is the Bible really God’s Word?
Is Jesus really God’s Son?
What happens after death?
What is real love?
Why was I created?
Some people think Christians can’t have fun! The fact is, we have more fun than anyone else!! The difference is, this is the kind of fun that won’t get you drunk, high, pregnant, infected, or arrested. It’s the kind of fun you can have with a clear conscience – the kind that creates good memories, hilarious moments, and awesome friendships.
Theme Park Days
Everyone wants good friends – the kind of friends who will be there for you when you really need them. Student Ministries is made up of teens from every high school and middle school in the valley. The common bond is that we all want to know God personally and live out His purposes in our lives. If you’re tired of pretending to be someone so that other people will accept you… quit playing the game. Quit risking your future for someone else’s approval. You will find real friendships and support at Thrive.
Parents of Teens
The student ministry of New Life Baptist is focused on the whole family! Parenting teens can be incredibly difficult. Through regular meetings throughout the year, parents of teens are given practical instruction and insight on raising teens in this challenging culture. Call the church office to find out when the next teen-parent meeting will be held.
If there is a specific question or problem you face as the parent of a teenager, please call us at 661.902.6749, and we would be happy to do our best to help.