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Mars Hill Alternate Xone (MhAX)

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The alternative place or “xone” for our Christian youth & young adults, ranging from middle school students to youth leaders

Ministry Mission/Vision

Also known as MhAX, Mars Hill Alternate Xone serves as a place for Christian youth & young adults to have access to great Christian resources. 

As believers, we know our citizenship is in heaven, but we (the church) also must make sure our youth are equipped with the minds & hearts they need to stay strong in their faith in Jesus Christ & persevere to the end of the race.  In a world where today’s youth are exposed to things & subject matter that can lead to a sinful lifestyle, we want to provide an alternative zone, or “xone”, for our Christian youth.  This Alternate Xone  will enable them to engage with entertaining, insightful Christ-centered content and have access to tools & resources that can aid them in their walk with the LORD & strengthen their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Biblical Inspiration

Mars Hill Alternate Xone, or MhAX, gets its biblical inspiration from Luke chapter 5.  The first 7 verses share the story of Simon (Peter) & Andrew catching the abundance of fish in their nets when Jesus commanded them to go out & cast their nets, despite them having failed numerous times earlier that day.  The next 4 verses show Simon & the other disciples’ reverence to the Lord Jesus Christ to the point where they forsook everything & followed him after He told them they would become fishers of men.

The relation of this story to our mission with MhAX comes in verse 7 where Simon & Andrew beckoned, or signaled to the other men to help them fill both their boats with the abundant catch.  Other verses such as Psalm 20:5 (in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions…”), Numbers 10:2-3 (“Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.  And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.”) & John 21:1-12 (talking about how Jesus did the same thing with the fish as He did in Luke 5, this time after being raised from the dead) give more inspiration & support the inspiration from Luke 5:7 to the mission behind Mars Hill Alternate Xone.  

Just as Simon & Peter signaled to the men that they needed help hauling in the abundant catch of fish, Mars Hill Alternate Xone is our banner for the LORD we are signaling with & the trumpet to other ministries, churches & members of the body of Christ to gather them together & go out to be fishers of men to the younger generation.  We hope & pray that our efforts working together using media & radio to get the Gospel of Jesus out to the youth & putting Christ-centered resources in front of them for their use will help them come to salvation in Jesus Christ & help them grow in their faith so they can carry forth the same mission going forward & make disciples for Jesus Christ themselves.  We hope & pray for this because, if done correctly & effectively, the fruits of our labor for the Kingdom of God will have a lasting effect and will produce the same results, just like how Jesus did with the fish in John 21 as He did in Luke 5.


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