Fountain Student Ministry is passionate about leading middle and high school students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and into meaningful relationships with each other.
Fountain Student Ministry (FSM)
This is a fun and engaging time for students to grow in Jesus, serve, and connect with each other. Students experience helpful Bible teaching, fun games, activities, and student small groups.
Our Sunday worship services are perfect for students! You’ll experience exciting worship music and engaging messages that are relevant to your life as a teenager.
Serving – Using Your Gifts
There are many opportunities for students to serve on our Sunday morning Serve Teams. We also serve in various ways in the community. There’s a place for you! You can learn more about Serve Team opportunities and fill out the Serve Team Interest Survey HERE.
The 7 Checkpoints serve as our foundation and teaching for Fountain Student Ministry. The “checkpoints” are based on biblical principles that are important for students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
This checkpoint focuses on a correct understanding of faith. Confusion in this one area is the primary reason so many students abandon Christianity. True faith is confidence that God is who He says He is – and confidence that He will do everything He has promised to do.
Principle: God can be trusted; He will do all He has promised to do.
Critical Question: Do you trust God with the critical areas of your life?
Key Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6
The focus of this checkpoint is on developing a healthy devotional life. The apostle Paul says that true spiritual transformation begins with a renewed mind. Only as we begin to renew our minds according to the truths of Scripture will our attitudes and behavior begin to change.
Principle: When you see as God sees, you will do as God says.
Critical Question: Are you developing a consistent devotional and prayer life?
Key Passage: Romans 12:2
One of the most important things you can teach teenagers to do is to establish clear moral limits. They need to learn how to protect their bodies and emotions by honoring God’s plan for sex and morality. That’s the focus of this checkpoint. The depth of their intimacy with God and others is dependent upon it.
Principle: Purity paves the way to intimacy
Critical Question: Are you establishing and maintaining godly moral boundaries?
Key Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
The people we associate with the most will have a direct impact on the decisions we make and the standards we choose. Healthy friendships build us up and draw us closer to God; unhealthy friendships bring us down and cause us to compromise what we know is right. This principle focuses on helping students build healthy friendships while avoiding unhealthy ones.
Principle: Your friends will determine the direction and quality of your life.
Critical Question: Are you establishing healthy friendships and avoiding unhealthy ones?
Key Passage: Proverbs 13:20
This principle focuses on the necessity of applying godly wisdom to the choices we make. Good decision making is more than simply choosing between right and wrong. We need to learn to ask, “In light of my past experience and my future dreams, what is the wise thing for me to do in this situation?”
Principle: Walk wisely.
Critical Question: Are you making wise choices in every area of your life?
Key Passage: Ephesians 5:15-17
Teenagers often view freedom and authority as opposing concepts. But the Bible teaches that true freedom is found under authority. This principle focuses on our need to recognize God’s ultimate authority and respect the earthly authorities God has placed over us.
Principle: Maximum freedom is found under God’s authority.
Critical Question: Are you submitting to the authorities God has placed over you?
Key Passage: Romans 13:1-2
In a selfie-centered world, selflessness has to be developed. God designed us, not to live for ourselves, but to love and impact others around us. Jesus shared that in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We are to love God, love others, and help make disciples of Jesus. God wants to use you to serve, share your faith, and impact other people for Jesus.
Principle: Consider others before yourself.
Critical Question: Are you putting the needs of others ahead or your own?
Key Passage: Philippians 2:3-11