Daybreak: A Student-Led Ministry

you may have seen the logo on Instagram, on a business card, or on hoodies: Daybreak, Romans 13:12. Maybe your friends are talking about going. But what exactly is it?

Daybreak is a student-led ministry designed to bring rest to high-schoolers and create a Christ-centered community in the STL area.

Juniors Emma Yost, Madison Doehring, and Jackson Lawrence organized this ministry inspired by friends in Fayetteville and Jonesboro, AK, gathering a team of eleven total leaders who meet after school to plan, prepare, and practice. This past Monday, they gathered with a total of 78 students at The Journey West County, singing worship music, chatting and getting to know one another, and walking through verses in Romans that highlight the simple Gospel.

Their mission centers around Romans 13:12, which says, “The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Addressing the imperishable hope in Christ Jesus, this verse calls us to walk daily in that hope–in the light of the Gospel. We hope that Daybreak fosters an environment in which students can grow in this truth with other students: teenagers who are all navigating their way through high school.

Bring a mask, bring a Bible, bring a friend, and join us at The Journey at 7:00 p.m. on March 22nd. As junior Emma Yost assures, “Daybreak isn’t just another youth group. It’s where students will feel comfortable with their peers in fellowship, in worship, and in hearing what the Lord has been doing in their lives.”