Student Ministries

Not Ashamed

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." - Romans 1:16

Our youth gather at our Training Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00-8:00pm to study God’s Word and enjoy fellowship. They are currently working through a  series in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Parents are always encouraged to join their youth!

Each year, our youth attend a winter retreat (typically in January) and a summer retreat (typically in June).

If we do not already have your information, please click the link below so we can contact you in case of an emergency.

Youth Summer Camp Tri-tip Fundraiser

June 23 • 12:00 pm

We will have a Tri-tip Fundraiser to benefit our Youth Summer Camp. Tri-tip, beans, bread, and cookies (serves 4) will be available for pick-up after second service on Sunday, June 23rd. Suggested donation of $60. Sign up online or at the Event Registration table. Orders due by June 16th.

Youth Group Summer Camp

Friday June 28 - Monday July 1

The Youth Group’s Summer Camp will be at Granite Ridge. The theme is the Book of Jonah, “Sinful Rebellion & Sovereign Revival”. Cost is $350 per student. The $100 deposit is due by May 1st and the balance is due by June 14th.  Register online or through the app. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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Student Ministry Messages

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Recommended Resources

for parents, students, and leaders

Saved Without a Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation
by John MacArthur

Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. "Saved Without A Doubt" tackles this challenging topic by examining scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible- based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ. "Saved without a Doubt" includes a guide for both personal and group study, which features discovery questions, suggestions for prayer, and activities, all designed to connect life-changing truths with everyday living.

Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus
by Mark Dever

Before ascending to heaven, Jesus instructed his followers to “make disciples of all nations.” But what does this command actually entail? What does it look like for Christians to care for one another’s spiritual well-being and growth? In this introduction to the basics of discipling, veteran pastor and author Mark Dever uses biblical definitions and practical examples to show how Christians can help one another become more like Christ every day. The eighth volume in the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series, this short book explains how discipling should function in the context of the local church, teaching pastors and church leaders how to cultivate a culture of edification and growth in their congregations.

What is the Gospel?
by Greg Gilbert

What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God.

Greg Gilbert does so in "What Is the Gospel?" Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. Both Christian and non-Christian readers will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel in this valuable resource.

by J. Mac Stiles

Evangelism is more than a program. Every few years, churches jump into the latest evangelistic fad. Leaders administrate the new program, and members go on a raid. But picture a church where evangelism is simply part of the culture. Leaders share their faith consistently and openly.

Members follow, encouraging one another to make evangelism an ongoing way of life. Such is the way of evangelism presented by this brief and compelling book. No program here. Instead, it just might give your church a new way to live and share the gospel together.

Thoughts for Young Men
by JC Ryle

Thoughts for Young Men is practical, spiritual, and lively. Abounding in advice and good sense, it is still as relevant and helpful in the twenty- first century as it was when it was first published in 1865.

Don't Waste Your Life
by John Piper

The American dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this.

In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul- satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

Trusting God
by Jerry Bridges

“Why is God allowing this? What have I done wrong?”
Many of us have asked these questions when life hits us hard. When our circumstances defy explanation, it is difficult to untangle our emotions from the truth. Before long, we feel confused and frustrated. We doubt His care for us. We wonder how He could allow these circumstances at all, or if He is really in control.

Explore the scope of God’s care and control over nations, nature, and the tiny details of your life. You’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely―even when life hurts.

How People Change
by Timothy S.  Lane & Paul David Tripp

What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you've ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for spiritual change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life as a Christian.

But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience as a Christian on your path in life.
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 youth boy and girls smiling in a group.

Adrian Garcia

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries and Missions

Thank you for your interest in Student Ministries at Cornerstone Community Church! Please contact me to get involved or if you have any questions!