When our Westheimer youth building opened in 2017, Student Ministries changed.
Everything went deeper. Relationships, worship, study, and commitment went deeper because the students now had a place where they could worship, play, study, and take care of each other.
Most of our students on the Westheimer campus are not lacking spaces and things of their own. They have their own rooms. Most have or will get their own cars. Technology is a given. Even so, St. Luke’s Student Ministries went from good to great with the new building, because the students now had their own place and identity on the church campus.
Imagine what will happen with the Gethsemane Student Ministry when the new Community Center is built. Gethsemane kids may not have their own bedrooms; they probably won’t be given their own cars. A place of their own in the new building will be life-changing. We, as a congregation, will be telling them: “We think you are worthy. We want to invest in you. We believe in you. We want you to have a place to worship, play, study, and take care of each other.” Amazing changes will follow. I know. I’ve seen it happen.
– Bruce Jamison, Campaign Co-Chair