Insyder: Aaron Batchelor

Posted by: in Insyder on June 11th

Youth Pastor’s Name: Aaron Batchelor

Youth Group’s Name: X7

Church’s Name: New Life Pentecostal Church

Where: Bridgeton, MO

Inside Out: How many students are in your youth group?

Aaron Batchelor: 50-60

IO: What is their average age?

AB: 12-21

IO: What is the coolest event that you have put together for your group?

AB: Our staff designs an incredible Youth Retreat every year.

IO: What does your group do for outreach?

AB: Two young men started a Sunday school bus ministry several years ago. It is still in operation today. There are also several HOPE Sundays a year in which our church takes the night service and turns it into a community outreach event.  A couple of times we have taken our youth to help out a Home Missions church on a weekend. We also knock on doors and pass out flyers for Sunday events. Several of our youth have also been involved in Foreign Mission trips throughout the years.

IO: What do you do to disciple those that join your group?

AB: Personal Home Bible Studies by an adult and a student.  Our church also has an awesome discipleship course designed for students and their families.

IO: What is your group’s claim to fame?

AB: Hmmm….

IO: Is there a “hangout” for your group outside of church?

AB: We have a small youth room, but there are other extra activities every month organized by our staff.

IO: Do you do crowd breakers?

AB: Yes.

IO: When does your group regularly meet?

AB: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in our gym.

IO: Do you have a youth choir?

AB: Yes.

IO: What kind of music does your group like?

AB: Christian Alternative, Rock and Contemporary

IO: If you could narrow it do to one song, what would be your group’s favorite anthem?

AB: “Crazy” by Deluge

IO: Does your group have a worship band?

AB: Yes. PWB—Pure Worship Band

IO: If so, what style of music do they play?

AB: Christian Contemporary (along the lines of Deluge and Hillsong)

IO: Is the ministry emphasis of your group more evangelistic or discipleship?

AB: Discipleship

IO: Do you have a prayer meeting for youth?

AB: Yes; Monday nights at 7:30 PM.

IO: How many people are on your youth leadership team?

AB: Four youth and ten adults.

IO: What is the vision for your student ministry?

AB: We exist to help students know Jesus Christ and make Him known

Hot off the Press

In My Crocs Era

If you’re on social media, then you know that the “In My Era” caption trend has become extremely popular. When… Read More
View More Posts