1. To lead students to commitment to accept Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
2. To involve them in the study of biblical truth and Christian discipleship.
3. To lead them to relate academic disciplines to their Christian faith.
4. To involve them in responsible church membership; denominational understanding, and participation.
5. To involve them in the study and practical participation in mission for kingdom expansion.
Salvation: Making a personal, private/public confession begins a Christian life. Regular attendance at Christian Fellowships, church programmes/activities etc. become meaningful and rewarding after the experience of second birth.
Discipleship: Becoming an obedient follower of Christ; guided by the Scripture and the Holy Spirit. Emphasis is placed on personal and group study as well as obedience to the revealed truth.
Academic Excellence: Need for a balanced spiritual and secular knowledge to enhance spiritual growth.
Churchmanship: Total commitment to, and full involvement in the programmes and activities of a local Baptist church.
Missions: Practical involvement in missions. Each BSF group is encouraged to network with local Baptist church and other Christian organization using available resources to realize the goal of global harvest.
To plan and develop materials and services acceptable for use by campus organizations, church-based-BSFs, Associations, Conferences, and Convention in: order to establish, strengthen and improve the ministry to students in schools of higher learning, and in churches.
Student Ministries Defined
Student Ministries in the local situation is the ministry to students on a campus or church. The ministry is conducted primarily in the following ways:
A student organization, which is called Baptist Student Fellowship (BSF).A Campus Minister provides leadership to a campus-based BSF. This may be a fully employed person or a volunteer. The Campus Minister serves as adviser to the BSF.A Church BSF Adviser provides leadership to a church-based BSF. This is a church member who is nominated by the BSF and approved by the church.A Church Student Ministries Committee liaises between the church and the Student Fellowship in advising and assisting, giving particular attention to the area of student-church relationships.An Associational and/or Conference Committee assist local churches and campuses in implementing programmes of Student Ministries.
Our Functional Areas Of The Student Ministries Division
Programme Design: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for designing a programme of Student Ministries adaptable for use on campuses, in churches, Associations, Conferences, and the Convention.Publication of Materials: The Student Ministries Division shall make available the materials to serve as guidelines for establishing a Baptist student organization on a campus, or in a church.
The Division shall also make available such materials for strengthening and improving student organizations (e.g. promotional materials, Bible Studies, leadership training courses, discipleship courses, outreach programme and retreat plans). In addition, the Division shall make available a daily devotional guide (The annual Seek Daily).
Field Services: The Student Ministries Division shall make available the personnel to assist in the establishment, development, promotion coordination of Student Ministries (vision and programmes) throughout the Convention.Conferences: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for the encouragement and promotion of Associational, Conference and National student programmes.Accountability: The Student Ministries Division shall be responsible for reporting its work and ministry activities to the Convention.
Missions: SMD shall be responsible for planning, mobilizing students and executing mission activities.
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