Frontline Ministry Report 2017

Frontline Ministry Report 2017

Last Sunday, Quinton Cools shared a report about the upcoming year in our Middle and High School ministry, Frontline. The words of his report are below. 

If you have further questions about Frontline in this coming school year, contact Quinton at quinton.d.cools@gmail.com.


“The gospel,” wrote Jerry Bridges “is not only the most important message in all of history; it is the only essential message in all of history.” This past school year, through studying Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and books like Living the Cross Centered Life by CJ Mahaney, our youth plunged the depths of this only essential message—the gospel.

Bridges warned that, “we allow thousands of professing Christians to live their entire lives without clearly understanding it and experiencing the joy of living by it.”

May that not be our church— our families— our young people.

Hi. My name is Quinton Cools. I have the distinct privilege of leading our Frontline Youth Ministry. Today I want to share with you about how God is at work and where I believe God is leading us as we begin a new year of ministry!

This past year we doubled down on building authentic, Gospel-centered small groups. We often talked of what it means to follow Jesus and help our friends follow Jesus.

I have been so encouraged to join our young people in pursuing healthy relationships, deep conversations, and a growing earnestness for God.

As God leads our church forward, we are making a significant commitment to these next generation ministries—ministries that are here to help equip parents and students to follow Jesus and help their friends follow Jesus.

I keep coming back to this one simple idea:

Jesus changes everything.

In our church, we have couples like Rich and Anna Rogness who have faithfully served by helping middle school students apply the Word of God to their hearts and lives.

Jesus changes everything.

In our church, we have young women like Meredith Lewanowicz and Macaela Bennett who regularly pursue friendships with high school girls to help them grow in grace and truth.

Jesus changes everything.

In our church, we have young men like my friend Garrett Rozier who has grown so eager to see God at work in the lives of his friends that he has agreed to serve with me in leading our high school small group this next year.

Yes, Jesus changes everything.

Kingsway Community Church exists to help one another enjoy a growing relationship with God by treasuring Christ, pursing authentic community, and loving our neighbors.

What about Frontline?

Frontline exists to help one another enjoy a growing relationship with God by treasuring Christ, pursing authentic community, and loving our neighbors.

So how are we going to accomplish our mission this year?

We plan to bring each of our meetings under one roof at the Church Building. Every Wednesday night, we anticipate holding small group meetings to worship together, study God’s Word, and develop friendships with one another. In addition, we will hold a monthly meeting called “Frontline Together” where we will introduce Gospel-centered, biblically-based sessions and an environment to invite unbelieving friends and neighbors.

I have the unique opportunity to be mentored by Matthew as I prepare a new teaching series for this fall. The question I keep asking myself is, “how can we help our young people submit themselves to God’s good and gracious will? How can we help our young people submit to His supremacy?”

If you are a student in middle school or high school or are a parent of such a student, I am asking you to join us.

Ultimately, God has given parents primary responsibility for discipling their children, but God has also ordained the church to envision, equip and encourage parents. That’s why we’re here. Join us this fall for Frontline!