The mission of the Jesus and Me Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park is two-fold. The first objective is to enrich the lives of our youth through Christian education and the second is to cultivate this knowledge through a pragmatic understanding of these teachings.
Teaching Gods word and works and reading and studying the Bible provide a strong Christian foundation that enables our young people to have an understanding of who God is and why He is important in their lives. Parables, real life stories, role playing, community and church service/activities and fellowship provide a practical approach to understanding these teachings and how they inform their everyday lives.
The goal of JAM is to make Christ more accessible to our youth by providing a comfortable, safe and acceptable forum that allows them to allow Jesus Christ into their lives and to accept Him as their personal Savior.
Nehemiah 2:20 (NIV)
20. I answered them by saying, "The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding, but as for you.
Rev. Joel Washington
Deacon Edward Harrison