4:13 is the name of the Junior High Ministry at the Kettering Adventist Church. 4:13 has two meanings.
First, Paul declares, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This powerful statement is found in Philippians 4:13. This passage serves as a reminder that no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen) during 7th and 8th grade, we will get through and be successful as long as we’re walking with Jesus.
The second reason our junior high ministry is called 4:13 is because at one point during these two years the students will be thirteen-years-old. Everything this ministry does is intentionally designed “for” thirteen-year-olds.
What We Do
Never before in the history of our planet have humans had as many friends and followers while simultaneously feeling so tragically alone. Now more than ever is the need for a safe space for authentic honesty, discussion, questioning, and growth. Every day Pastor Jason is committed to making this a reality for high school students. If you need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to ask. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect and/or schedule an appointment.
Saturday Morning Gatherings
Every Saturday morning at 11 am junior high students (private school, homeschool, public school) gather together at the Kettering Adventist Church 4:13 Room for breakfast, Bible teaching, and discussion. During this time the church provides opportunities for small group discussion and study for all ages. 10 am is our contemporary service and 12 pm is our traditional service. All are invited! Come and find out what we’re all about.
"The Ask" Bible Study
Every Wednesday evening from 5:15-6:15 junior high students gather together at the Kettering Adventist Church’s Youth Center for a mid-week Bible study. Dinner is always provided followed by an in-depth, practical study of God’s Word led out by Pastor Jason.
Friday Night Vespers
Each month on a Friday night, junior high students gather for dinner, activities, and an engaging worship experience. These gatherings are intentionally designed for students to experience authentic community with each other and communion with God.
Every month junior high students are invited to join us TO JUST HAVE FUN! Seriousness is not a fruit of the Spirit. But joy is! The following is a short list of things we’ve done: Parties, Lazer Tag, rock climbing, ice skating, bowling, slip-n-slide kick ball, dodgeball tournaments, etc.
Our WHY; Our WIN.
The reason, the “WHY,” behind everything we do is growth. Our “WIN” is when everyone connected grows personally, socially, and spiritually. The catalyst empowering this growth is the Holy Spirit moving our walk and relationship with our God, Savior, and friend Jesus Christ.
We create safe space where everyone is welcome.
We receive and respond to Christ's love in worship.
We seek transformation to our most Christ-like lives.
Church is not a place or a service. Church is not a checklist or a chore. Church is you. Church is me. Church is all of us, living kingdom values and answering Christ's call wherever we are.