Student Leadership Program
You may have heard people call high school students “the next generation” or the “future of the church,” we believe you are an essential part of the body of Christ right now. Whether you’re 14 or 64, if you are a believer in Christ, you have been called to serve God and serve other people. We believe God has called all of us into a life characterized by selflessness, love, and humility. LifeHouse's Student Leadership is about equipping and empowering students who feel the call to lead other individuals with a Christ-like attitude.
We want your involvement in this team to spring from your understanding that God loves you unconditionally and that serving Him isn’t about earning your place in Heaven—Christ already did that for you. As a believer in Christ, each one of you was created, saved, and gifted for ministry. He has given you gifts, experiences, and qualities that He wants you to use, not just at church, but also at home, at school, on your sports team, etc.
We are not looking for students who view Student Leadership as just an extension of their social life. We are not looking for students who are motivated by recognition, reputation, rank or reward. This isn’t the cute, fun popular club at church. Instead, we welcome students who have a desire to care for and love others in order to glorify God. We are looking for students who are serving in all aspects of their lives and who are willing to be spiritual leaders to those around them. We want students who are motivated by the fact that they are loved by Jesus Christ, the One who set the ultimate example of service for us.
We want to train, develop and disciple student leaders so that they are equipped to better serve their church, schools, and communities. We want to see LifeHouse students grow and discover their gifts and abilities so that they can use them to glorify God. We want LifeHouse to be a place where students are encouraged to not only cast a vision, but to execute it as well, believing in the truth that they are empowered by the Holy Spirit and supported by the family of Christ around them.
Ministry Area Choices
This list the various areas of leadership available to teenagers. Read over the life of possible position you could fill in our youth ministry and check all that you're interested in. We'll help you determine a final fit later.
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 PM.
Students plan charitable giving and service opportunities for the LifeHouse community, and keep the community updated on opportunities, progress and results. Students are mentored by volunteer Emma Cherniss.
Meets Sunday Mornings at 8:15 AM
Student musicians and technicians work together to provide musical worship for the group on Sunday mornings, and at other special events. Students are mentored by volunteer Ben King.
Meeting Schedule TBD
Students shepherd confirmands through community building exercises, Biblical teaching, and small group discussions. Our hope is that Confirmation Mentors will help confirmands with the transition between Middle School and High School, as well as help students take ownership of their faith.
MadHouse Studio Night Mentor
Meeting Schedule TBD
Mexico Student Servant
Meeting Schedule TBD
Student Servants play a huge role in making our Mexico Housebuilding Trip a success. Student Servants:
Your Dream Team
Do you have an idea for another ministry team? Pitch it to Matt, rally your friends, and follow through on a vision to support the ministry of Saratoga Federated Church.
Commitment & Expectations
In our leadership application you will be asked to affirm the following:*
I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and live by faith, following his example and striving to obey his commands in the Bible.
I'm committed to regular youth group or church attendance; modeling a healthy commitment to my family; personal growth through Bible study and prayer; meeting weekly with a LifeHouse Small Group or a spiritual mentor; living a lifestyle befitting role model and ambassador of Jesus; being an example of proper behavior during worship services, programs, and activities; "being a light on my campus, in my neighborhood, and in my home.
I'm excited about volunteering a minimum of an hour a week, in addition to regular youth programs and activities; attending student leadership meetings on the first Wednesday of each month; attending regular ministry area team meetings; completing regular reading assignments.
*If you have any questions or concerns about this commitment please discuss them with Matt Hall.
Application & interview
Students will need to fill out the application linked below and then contact Matt Hall to schedule an interview. Students can arrange group interviews if they have similar interest with their friends.