We always provide an environment where student's safety is a top priority. Both physical safety, but also a space where they feel emotionally and spiritually safe. We have students check-in, assume it's their first experience with church and create areas where students want to "hangout".
Everything we do in SHS points back to students having an environment where students can be known. We do this by knowing their names, finding common ground with students and genuinely get to know, and introducing them to one another.
If SHS is a safe place where students can be “real” and find community - then we have the privilege to share the hope of Jesus Christ with students. We do this by centering our conversations around Jesus, walk through the Gospel with real life stories of it showing up in our lives, and talking about real issues through the lens of God's love, the truth of His word, and the hope He offers.