All Stars (영어 중등부)
All Stars는 “하나님의 흠 없는 자녀로 세상에서 그들 가운데 빛들을 나타내며...”(빌 2:15) 라고 하신 말씀을 중심으로, 주님의 말씀을 배우고 삶 가운데 적용하여 이 세상에서 빛을 나타내는 청소년을 양육한다는 의미입니다.
7, 8학년 영어권 학생들로 구성된 All Stars는 팀사역을 통하여 그리스도 중심의 자기정체성과 공동체의식을 정립하고 세상으로 나아가는 것 -- Become a Body Ministry of Christ-centered Identity, Unity, & Outreach -- 을 그 사명으로 하고 있습니다. 곧, 리더십의 비전과 교사들의 효율적인 사역, 아이들의 주인의식, 부모들의 참여가 한데 어우러진 팀사역을 통하여 하나님을 경험하고 믿음의 공동체를 이루며 세상의 영혼들을 향하여 나아가는 아이들로 키워내는 것을 지향하는 것입니다.
All Stars is the middle school English ministry of 7th and 8th graders. It is comprised of youth in a particular life stage. Our children are in a critical transition period between childhood and adolescence, resulting in traits of the stereotypical “middle child syndrome”. Issues such as relational and emotional development, morality and identity are some of the challenges faced by our middle school students. The vulnerability of our children may be disconcerting, but it is also exciting because of the endless opportunities to shape and influence them. Our middle school students are still in the process of growing out of their childhood, yet they are being molded into their adolescent teen years. They are like sponge, soaking and absorbing everything they experience, but with a developing understanding of truth and worldview.
This is where the Good News, the Gospel, comes in. Although the world surrounding them may be teaching independency and self-sufficiency, the Bible teaches otherwise. The goal of the All Stars Ministry is to continually soak our children in the Word of God. Rather than independency, God’s children are called to be dependent on Christ. Our children may be growing out of their reliance on their parents, but All Stars Ministry steers them to grow into trust and allegiance to Jesus.
We have been given Philippians 2:15 as our vision to be “children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe”. The only way for us to “shine like stars”is to constantly walk with God. Through the worship, preaching of the Word, small group Bible study, koinonia fellowship, retreats, accountability and support of parents and teachers, we are praying that our next generation be disciples of Jesus who “shine like stars in the universe”. “Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved,”is the prayer of our All Stars Ministry for this year 2015.