Altitude and Elevation Check Points
youth ministry

For all of our children and youth activities, there are seven areas (checkpoints) that we want to specifically and consistently reinforce throughout your student's in our Altitude (K-5) and Elevation (6-12) Programs.
By the time your child graduates, we want them to be able to reproduce all seven of these checkpoints and explain what they mean and make them a part of their life. These checkpoints are the basis of our 13 year curriculum that is being developed. The idea is that we want to be intentional with the time that we have with your students and we believe the seven (7) Checkpoints are the way to aid in attaining that goal.

1. Ultimate Authority - Finding freedom under God and his plan for your life
Principle: True living comes only when we submit to the leadership of God in every aspect of our life.
Critical Question: Are students submitting to the authority of God in their lives and seeking his divine plan for their lives?
Key verses: Proverbs 3:5-6, Jeremiah 29:11

2. Knowing God - Knowing and understanding the truths about God found in the Bible
Principle: In order to have a better relationship with God, we need to understand who God is
Critical Questions: Are students in love with God enough to search out and know more about him?
Key Verses: 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 3:15

3. True Community - Building true relationships
Principle: Relationships in Christ are the relationships that are worthwhile and last
Critical Questions: Are students investing in true relationships with other believers and those outside the faith and keeping those relationships Christ centered?
Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Hebrews 10:24-25

4. Transforming Discipline - Seeing with God's eyes
Principle: When you see as God sees, you will do as God says
Critical Question: Are students willing to push their relationship with God to new levels through devotion to the spiritual disciplines?
Key Verses: Romans 12:1-2

5. Connecting with God - Daily worship
Principle: We should live in constant worship to our king in our words and in our actions as a lifestyle
Critical Questions: Are students just worshipping on Sundays and Wednesdays or do they realize that worship is an everyday, every moment choice?
Key Verses: Romans 12:1, Isaiah 56:7

6. Others First - Changing the world through service
Principle: Taking Jesus' example of being a servant to all people and applying that to our lives
Critical Question: Do students understand God's heart for all people and their mission in God's plan to save the world through our service to the world?
Key Verses: Philippians 2:3-11, Mark 10:42-45

7. Witness - Taking the message to our areas of influence
Principle: God has called us to go into all the world and make disciples, we must be proactive in our ministry to others, bringing the gospel message to where they are.
Critical Question: Are students willing to step outside of their comfort zone to take the gospel message to the world?
Key Verses: Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8