Turning Point’s The Point Ministry Helps Students Follow God

Pastor John Wagner has been working as a full-time vocational minister for more than two decades. First starting as a youth pastor, he now serves as the lead pastor at Turning Point Community Church in Texas. Under John Wagner’s guidance, the church maintains a wide variety of groups and ministries focused on specific members of the church, from children and students to adult women.

While much of society may look at students as a part of the future, Turning Point Community Church sees them as both the church of today and the church of the future. Based on this view, the church offers The Point, a ministry that is focused specifically on showing students the truth about God. Students taking part in The Point are challenged to follow the destiny that God has given them and stay committed to their walk with the Lord. They learn about how to best take care of and love the life they have been given in a way that allows them to serve the worldwide community.

The Point is focused on students between sixth and 12th grade. It currently offers a midweek service and a Sunday service that differ slightly from one another. The midweek service, held on Wednesday nights, gives students the opportunity to connect with one another and work in small groups to discuss the message given during that meeting. Meanwhile, the Sunday service is held at two times during the morning. Students attend the adult service at the church before going back to The Point for Bible Study and discussions about the scripture.

An Overview of Turning Point Community Church’s Groups

A master of arts graduate of Honolulu University, Pastor John Wagner earnedhis major in theology and religion. Committed to helping people engage in a deep relationship with Jesus Christ, Pastor John Wagner currently leads Turning Point Community Church.

For more than five years, Turning Point Community Church has dedicated itself to community outreach, worship, and faith-building in and around Lubbock, Texas. In addition to its two weekly Sunday services, the church provides several small group and fellowship options for its members and visitors.

Students. Options for students in grades 6 through 12 include The Point. There, youth learn ways to engage in their community and study the scripture. Whether students are new or lifelong church members, Turning Point teaches elements of the Christian faith.

Potpourri, led by Ilena Wagner. A place for women to connect with each other and grow in their faith and understanding, Potpourri is inspired by the book of Ruth. With a number of community groups throughout the year, Turning Point ensures there is a good fit for everyone.

Community Groups. Turning Point offers small groups for adults at different year-round sessions, ranging from bible studies and potluck groups to softball games and relationship groups. Always on the lookout for new groups, the church frequently adds to its roster.

Children. Divided into Starting Point, for infants through kindergarteners, and Kids Point, for children in first through fifth grade, the church helps children grow socially and mentally while learning about Christ’s teachings.