Student Ministries

Teaching young people to grow in their relationship with God prepares them to serve Him in all they do. Realizing that they are not only loved by God but also by their brothers and sisters in Christ gives them the confidence they need to cope with life's inevitable ups and downs.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

Sunday School

Sunday mornings at 9 :00 a.m. 
September through May 

Middle and High School Students

Jealousy, Betrayal, and Forgiveness: 
Joseph and His Brothers

Have you ever felt like someone likes another person more than they like you? Maybe this favored person gets away with things for which you would get in trouble. Maybe they do not have to do as much work as you have to do. Or maybe they get more perks, presents, and prizes while you just get ignored. Sometimes, when we feel as if someone else is getting special treatment, we get angry. We get angry with the people who give the special treatment, and we get angry with the person who receives it.

Joseph, most beloved of Jacob’s sons, is hated by his envious brothers. Angry and jealous, Joseph’s brothers seize him and sell him into slavery. But Joseph’s story does not end there. Did he retaliate? Did he hate his brothers for their meanness and mistreatment?

No, Joseph was faithful to God throughout his life and God was with Joseph throughout his journey, granting him success in all he did. And, although he was sold into slavery, and landed in prison, Joseph was able to fulfill his destiny as second in command over all of Egypt. As for his brothers, Joseph teaches us to forgive others, just as God forgave us.