At Anchorage Grace Church, we believe that Junior High and Senior High students are maturing young adults, responsible to God for their sin, called to obey God and their parents, and able through faith to walk in holiness. Yet they live in a world which excuses them from being held accountable for sin under the misguided notion of being in a “transitional period” in their lives commonly referred to as adolescence. But we believe that students can, in fact, learn to think biblically, reject the popular ideology of their culture, and serve their Creator in the days of their youth (Eccl 12:1). For this reason, student ministries, in cooperation with adult and children’s ministries, exist to glorify God by assisting parents in calling students to faith and repentance, and equipping them in the service of Jesus Christ. By training students through precept and example, and holding them accountable for their thoughts and actions, we believe students can and will mature both in their faith and in their responsibility to society. We teach students the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27), so that they may be equipped both to perform good deeds (Galatians 6:10; Tit 2:14; 3:8, 14), and to provide leadership in the church in the years to come (2 Tim 2:2). The youth programs offered at AGC are intended to accomplish these goals.