The FIRM Students Ministries
Helping youth become...
"Believe in the Lord your God, and you will be able to stand firm." 2 Chronicles 20:20
The meaning of standing FIRM is to have resistance against externally applied pressure. We have a desire to see the youth of South Florida stand firm for Jesus Christ in the midst of today's societal pressures, and be an active, contributing part of the community.
The Firm Student ministry focuses on helping youth discover what God can do in their life. We strive to create an atmosphere of unity within our youth group by having monthly activities, focused teaching, prayer and game nights, with basketball, volleyball, video games and board games, and much more.
Our "Plugged In" youth services take place on most Friday nights at 7:30 pm. In these special services, the FIRM students are engaged in a moving worship service, powerful preaching, life changing altar calls, and exciting fellowship. Please refer to the calendar located to the right and see the schedule of "Plugged In" services for 2016. Come be a part of whats happening in the FIRM Student Ministry and get Plugged In.
Helping people become...
Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Philippians 2:2-4
There are many ways to reach out to our community. The good Samaritan took no thought of himself, but rather showed mercy, kindness, and love, to a total stranger. The Cathedral's H.E.L.P. Community Outreach is a ministry focused on our neighbors and those around us.
The Parable of the Good Semaritan - Luke 10:25-37
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” 27 So he answered and said," ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’” 28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.” 29 But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him,and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” 37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
CARE Ministry Through Jesus' Eyes
Jesus showed care and compassion by first meeting the needs of the people. He ministered to five kinds of people: the hungry, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, and the hurt. The bible says that he that wins souls is wise -- Proverbs 11:30. Jesus is our greatest example of a soul winner. He knew when to minister to spiritual needs and when to minister to physical needs. Sometimes winning a soul for Christ requires us to first meet physical needs before meeting the spiritual needs.
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1 Corinthians 12 (KJV)
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same CARE one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.