Who We Are
Here at Living Oaks Church, we desire our students to know, trust, and obey the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, we believe that everything in life is about Jesus (Ephesians 1:9-10; Colossians 1:15-19). He is God, the Creator, and the Author of Life (John 1:1; Acts 3:15). He deserves our worship; he deserves our lives (Romans 12:1).
For students, it’s easy to compartmentalize life: “School belongs at school.” “Fun is with my friends.” “God is on Sundays.” However, the Bible teaches something completely different: all of life (school, relationships, free time, family, fun, work, friendships) is to be an act of worship to God! Romans 11:36 illustrates this truth:
FOR FROM HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS. TO HIM BE GLORY FOREVER. AMEN.
Thus, Center Students Ministries exists to make Jesus the center of every student’s life. As the pastor, it is my prayer that this ministry will serve to that end, providing effective teaching and discipleship that will magnify Jesus and call students to faithfully follow him.
Jesus deserves to be at the center of: our thoughts, our dreams, our aspirations, our goals, our affections, our actions, our values, our conversations, our relationships, our hopes, our time, our joy, our desire, our worship, our schedule, our homes, our jobs, our hobbies, and every other area of our lives.
CENTER STUDENT MINISTRIES EXISTS TO MAKE JESUS THE CENTER OF EVERY STUDENT'S LIFE.
At Center, we do everything in our power to demonstrate the centrality of Jesus in all things. Our goal is to be faithful to live cross-centered, gospel-centered, Jesus-centered lives—wile having an incredibly fun time!
Desiring that every student knows and follows Jesus,
Austin Axen & Jake Ford
Pastor of Student Ministries / Middle School Pastor
When We Meet
We're a group of students doing life together with Jesus at the center! Hang with us...
MIDWEEK at D-GROUPS
We gather midweek for a time of fun, fellowship, and Bible study at D-Groups! Middle School meets on Tuesdays at 6:30p; High School meets on Wednesdays at 6:00p.
SUNDAYS at 11:15a
On Sunday morning, both Middle School and High School students gather in the Kids & Students Center for a time of worship and Bible teaching. Join us!
- Center Student Ministries exists to make Jesus the center of every student's life.
- To make disciples who make disciples through gospel-centered teaching, community, service, and outreach.
Where You Fit In
How We Do It
TEACHING The Fuel for Discipleship
- biblically accurate
- relevant for all of life
COMMUNITY The Context for Discipleship
- discipleship groups
- gatherings and fellowship
SERVICE The Overflow of Discipleship
- ministry teams
- leadership opportunities
OUTREACH The Result of Discipleship
- local and global missions
- camps and campus ministries
Find us at @centersm! Also, use our tags: #centersm #R1136