Streamside Ministry exist to nurture a Christ-centered young generation planted by a stream of Living Water, deeply rooted in the Word of God, standing firm in their God-given identity, and bearing fruit in its season in preparation for the Lord’s return.
We envision a Christ-centered next generation to whole heartedly love the Lord by loving themselves, loving others, and loving the world.
Streamside Ministry exist to build up our youth to be dynamic disciples of Jesus for a lifetime. We believe in empowering everyone to bear their fruit in whatever season they are in. Youth, college, working, in ministry, married, single, or retired; no matter the season of life, we are here to help children of God bear much fruit with Jesus where they are at.
Help, serve, and mentor the young generation to discover Christ-centered identity upon a robust theological foundation that will allow them to flourish by living out their God-given call and incorporate their whole of life under the Lordship of Christ
Proclaim the Gospel together with the young generation in their campuses and to the nations of the world
Provide opportunities for churches to partner together in serving the young generation and raising up the leaders of the young generation
WHO WE ARE
Streamside Ministry (EIN # 82-2492699) is an officially recognized 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization formed to operate as faith-mission organization that will support youth ministers and youth students through local church partnership and everyone who has a heart to bless and build the nextgen. Your support is tax-deductible and we report all of our operation to I.R.S. and have transparency audits annually.
Statement of Faith
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27, Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error. (2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 60, 119:105; Proverbs 30:5)
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9)
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15;1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
About human beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18)
Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:2, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, Romans 10:9-10)
WHY DID WE LAUNCH STREAMSIDE MINISTRY?
HOW GOD LED US TO ENGAGE WITH THE YOUTH
It has been our recent observation that college ministry is increasingly becoming a "rescue and recover" as we reflect upon more than two decades of collegiate ministry. It is now common to see freshman with broken worldview and spirituality even if they have been attending church. Many come with much spiritual and emotional hurts, bitterness at spiritual authority, and utterly lacking vibrant relationship with the living God. College ministry has become focused on undoing misconceptions and healing hurts so that we might have a chance to truly share the Gospel.
This has led us to see what needs to be done before students enter college. Before the foundations of wrapped self-image and un-Christian perspectives set in, before the big decisions of life are made, while many are still questioning and open to the idea of God is where we should be. That means we need to reach our youth. We launched Streamside Ministry as we pray that God will use it to reach our next generation with the love of Jesus!
Milal New Jersey
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
San Jose Korean Presbyterian Church
Canaan Korean Presbyterian Church
God's Image Bay Area