Because we have witnessed the devastation of faith that is shallow and brittle,
we commit ourselves to becoming trees of life that are rooted and fruitful!
Lifepoint Students is organized around the goal of supporting students in 6th-12th grade as they develop an authentic, resilient, and personal faith in Jesus Christ - to be a tree of life that is rooted and fruitful. There are so many stories of faith being devastated when students leave for college or deconstructed when God doesn't meet their expectations. This could be a reason to shelter further from culture, but we see it as a challenge to thoughtfully engage instead.
- ROOTED - Part of what it means to be rooted is to be willing to ask tough questions, face uncomfortable truths, and interact with other perspectives. Faith that cannot be questioned cannot be trusted. One of the reasons we know we have an unshakable faith is because it has withstood shaking - allowing what needs to to fall away.
- FRUITFUL - We believe Jesus when he connected fruitfulness to connecting with him. Faith that is not founded on a personal connection with Jesus is not alive. Genuine faith bears genuine fruit. What we have freely received, we are to freely give - but it must start with receiving!
Within you is a great oak, just be the tree God made you to be!
We believe that God has a specific purpose for each person. This is a unique calling that we long to partner with the student and their parents to discover. Although the calling is unique, there is a unified goal - to Rebuild, Restore, and Renew all creation, or as Jesus prayed and modeled for us, to bring His Kingdom wherever we go on earth as it is in heaven!