There are are different ways we could answer the question, “What is your hope?” We could answer what our hope in ministry is or we could answer what our (the leadership of The Ride) hope is in. So how about we answer both!
THE HOPE OF OUR LIVES
To put it simply: the hope of our lives is Jesus Christ; in who He is and what He has done for us on the cross. We believe that God the Father sent His One and Only Son Jesus Christ to this earth to be the atoning sacrifice for sinners who deserve nothing but punishment. In love, God has made us into lovers by Jesus; loving Him and loving others.
As the old song say, “My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.”
OUR HOPE FOR OUR STUDENTS
We desire to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ the King of All so they would live their lives in a way that brings honor to God! We want to be able to truthfully say to our students, “We always to thank God for you, brothers (and sisters!), and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing” (II Thessalonians 1:3).
We desire to lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, the King of All, so they would live their lives in a way that brings honor to God!
The ultimate vision for our youth ministry is that we develop and prepare our students so they live their lives in order to bring glory to the Triune God. There is no greater objective to run after than bringing glory to The One who is worthy of all praise. We labor to produce disciples who glorify God in everything they think, feel and do (1 Corinthians 10:31).
To God be the glory alone forever!