student ministry

  • We exist to reach students with the Gospel, to exalt Christ and connect them with other Christians so they may grow in their faith and serve others.
  • We believe that God has commanded parents to be the primary disciplers of their children and that the church is called to come alongside of parents in this task.
  • We believe that a student ministry program should be age-graded as well as family- integrated.We believe that a student ministry program should resource, train, and involve parents to equip them to raise their family for God’s glory.
  • We believe that a student ministry program should contain the elements of evangelism, worship, ministry, disciplers and fellowship.
  • youth sunday school

    Sundays at 9:00 am, we offer Youth Sunday School for the following ages:

    • Middle School Girls
    • Middle School Boys
    • High School Women
    • High School Men
    All classes meet in the Education Building downstairs Youth Hall.
  • The Well

    While there is always the possibility of games and/or special activities, we typically begin with Praise and Worship led by the Youth Worship Team. We then move to a large group teaching time where we bring to light God’s Word and apply it to our lives so that we might better know what we believe, why we believe it, know how to put it into our own words, and be encouraged to live it out in our own lives.


    We occasionally close out the night with Small Groups, where we divide up into leader-facilitated groups of 3-5 for discussion, application, and prayer for each other.   Join us for The Well each Wednesday at 6:45 pm in the Youth Hall.

  • youth praise team

    The youth praise team & band lead the music and worship portion of the Wednesday evening J.A.M. time. Practices are Wednesdays from 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm. We are always interested in having more students join us to participate in the music as well as run sound. For more information on Good Hope's youth music and worship team, please see Youth Worship Ministry Covenant at the bottom of this page.

resources for youth parents

  • Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

    The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. At a time when an already confusing youth culture is changing quickly, CPYU helps parents, youth workers, educators, and others understand teenagers and their culture so that they will be better equipped to help children and teens navigate the challenging world of adolescence.

  • Covenant Eyes

    Maybe you’ve had a problem with online pornography before, or you’re just trying to stop the temptation before it starts. Or maybe you’re a parent who wants to open an avenue to teach your kids about responsible Internet use. Covenant Eyes can help.

  • Focus on the Family

    Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

  • Heart Connex Family Devotionals by LifeWay

    Each week, parents receive two, twenty-minute Bible study devotionals via email. These studies, authored by Dr. Richard Ross, contain solid Bible teaching presented in a warm, interactive format. In addition, the devotions are set-up so that students & parents alike are involved – each given specific things to say or do. A meaningful way to pray as a family is also included at the conclusion of each study. Heart Connex devotionals are designed for very busy families. The head of the household can print the studies and make preparations in only about five minutes. In most cases families can complete the studies in twenty minutes.

  • The Gospel Project Student Ministry Curriculum

    On this page, parents and students will find the home page to the Bible study curriculum that our Student Ministry utilizes for Sunday School. This is also a place to watch a video about the curriculum and read about the core values, essential doctrines, and study plan.

  • Parent Resource Bibliography List

    This is a biblography complied by Bethlehem Baptist Church (Dr. John Piper’s church) and Providence Baptist Church (in Raleigh), which is used by permission from both churches. This resource is a list of biblical parenting books.

  • Plugged In Online

    Plugged In Online is a Focus on the Family publication designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Each month, Plugged In Online is visited about 1 million times by people looking for detailed information about what’s really in popular movies, videos, TV episodes, songs and games. Entertainment industry ratings only tell you so much. We go deeper, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it.

  • Shorter Catechism for Youth And Children

    A catechism is a manual used to teach biblical truth in an orderly way. Catechisms are not the only means that can or should be used to instruct the next generation, but they are helpful for certain purposes.

  • Truth and Grace Memory Books

    Truth and Grace Memory Books are helpful tools to teach your 2-18 year old children the Bible, catechism, and rich theology. It is published by Founders Press, who is committed to historic Baptist principles.

  • X3 Watch

    X3watch is a free accountability software program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the Internet and access a site, which may contain questionable material, the program will record the site name, time, and date the site was visited. A person of your choice (an accountability partner) will receive an email containing all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month. This information is meant to encourage open and honest conversation between friends and help us all be more accountable. Also available for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Andriod cell phones.

Youth worship ministry covenant

  • “An effective worship leader, (empowered) and led by the Holy Spirit, skillfully combines Biblical Truth with music to magnify the worth of God and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, thereby motivating the gathered church to join him in proclaiming and cherishing the Truth about God and seeking to live all of life for the glory of God.”

    Bob Kauflin
    Worship Development
    Sovereign Grace Ministries

Leading worship is an awesome ministry opportunity to give back to God for all He has given us. In order to glorify Him most effectively, we must follow His Biblical prescription for how He wants to be worshiped. God’s Biblical prescription includes:

  1. Salvation – Acts 4:12 NIV: 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” We must first have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This means not knowing about Him but knowing Him as Lord of your life.
  2. Love - We are commanded to love each other as Christ loved us. 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 HCSB
    "If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love,I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.  And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.  Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
  3. Submission - “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you” (Hebrews 13:17 NIV) Submit first to God and then to any other authorities. God, Pastors, Elders, Deacons, Sunday School teachers, Bible Study leaders . . . anyone in authority over you. This includes submitting with your behavior as well as with your attitudes and in treating those in authority with respect. The Youth Worship Team Leaders provide your direct authority. They are to be respected at all times. They have the authority to ask anyone who is disrespectful to them or others in authority to step down from ministry temporarily or long-term.
  4. Commitment - “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” (Col. 3:23 NIV) This includes practicing ahead of schedule, attending practices and leading worship as confirmed and scheduled, and arriving on time with equipment and music set up and ready to go.
  5. Humility - “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Philippians 2:3 NIV) This ministry is not about YOU or any one of us. Its about giving glory to God. Its not about how often you sing, play or participate. Its about WHO is getting honored. The desire to be in the spotlight is pride. Pride is a direct killer of worship and God says, “And those who walk in pride He is able to put down. (from Daniel 4:37 NKJV). Be very careful not to put yourself on the throne. “No one is ready to lead until he is willing to serve.” - Alfred W. Martin
  6. Edification - 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. (Romans 12:16 NIV) We are here to build up the body of Christ, not our own self-interest.
  7. Holiness and Sincerity - Live a life “worthy of His calling,” so that “by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours an every act prompted by your faith . . . so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace o four God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NIV)
General Guidelines
  • Practices are in the youth hall Wednesdays from 4:30pm -5:30pm. You can get your service plans and songs with all the orchestration and listening links from www.plannincenteronline.com.
  • If you have questions about your part or cannot find the links or music you need in order to practice, please contact Youth Worship Leaders as soon as you see the need. Do not wait until group practice.
  • Please promptly respond to service requests from Planning Center. If you are unable to participate in a practice or service time, please contact Youth Worship Team Leaders asap.
  • No cell phone use during practices.
  • No talking or playing over the top of others during practice.
  • Sound check at the beginning of each practice—before playing as a group.
  • Remember: Group practice is not the time to learn how to play or sing your part. Group practice times are for putting everything together, working out the kinks, polishing the details and ultimately for worshiping.