Chester Freedom Ministries
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Ministries

Our Ministries

Youth Ministry

Why are we here? Why do we exist?

Success in youth ministry is not measured in flashy programs, entertainment, or masses of students coming into our church for fun events. Success is measured by a move of the Holy Spirit on our teens. It is measured by a deep love for God and our students lived out before them. We desire to see students transformed by the power and love of Christ in their lives and for that love to spread like a fire. We believe our job is to pray and seek God earnestly for this and to listen and follow His plan for this ministry. Plans and programs will come and go but if the Lord’s purposes drive our youth ministry, it will last.

Train up a child in the way he should go; and even when he is old he will not depart from it.
— Proverbs 22:1

Our Philosophy

It is our goal to build meaningful relationships and create an environment where the love of God is both taught and shown to all students. We want to teach students to walk in maturity in Christ. We seek to motivate and challenge them to exercise a faith that is personal, active, and passionate. Our call is to equip them and train them to go out and make disciples and to inspire them to rise up and become change agents in their generation. 

What do we value? What areas are important?

  • Parent and Family Ministry
  • Volunteers and Youth Leaders/Team Centered Ministry
  • Evangelism/Outreach
  • Discipleship/Mentoring
  • Worship/Fellowship
  • Missions/Service
  • Teaching/Spiritual Growth and Development
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
— Proverbs 19:21

What do we offer?

Exalt Service

Exalt, our youth service, is held every Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm. Learn more about Exalt here.

Youth Center

Our brand new Youth Center, offering videos games, a pool table and open space to hang out and have a good time, is open on Sunday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm and Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00pm.

Ministries & Counseling

  • Creative Ministries: Youth Drama Groups, Youth Band, Dance, etc
  • Youth Counseling
  • Youth Ministry Discipleship and Growth Program
  • Parent Ministry

Trips & Events

  • Summer Youth Retreat for Middle and High School
  • Winter Youth Conference for Middle and High School

C Groups

C Groups [connect groups] are life giving small groups for our youth. These groups are vital to our youth's lives as they provide a place for growth and intimacy with God and each other while encouraging accountability, creating a sense of belonging, and fostering encouragement and care for one another. 

Groups are offered for both high school and middle school students and are made up of 1-2 adult leaders and 3-5 students. They meet on a day/time that is arranged by the group leaders about 1-2 times per month.

Groups first spend time getting to know one another, developing trust, and learning and discussing topical, themed lessons. As the group grows and matures, they can dive deeper into more challenging Bible study and application to put what they've learned into action. 

Teachings cover topics like prayer, worship, Bible study, identity, temptation and being children of God while leaving room for open discussions, group events and mission opportunities. 

If I could speak all of the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would be only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
— 1 Corinthians 13:1

Want to get involved?

We are always ready to welcome new youth into this ministry and are also always looking out for new volunteers to help mentor, lead and organize events and trips. If you are interested in joining our youth program as a student or would like to inquire about serving, let us know using the following form. 

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