Student Ministry

We’re dedicated to providing a place for students (6th -12th grade) to connect with God.

The Student Ministry is for 6th – 12th graders. We are dedicated to providing an environment that is safe, fun, engaging, and attractive to all students. We also strive to help our students grow in their relationship with Jesus, learn how to use and apply what is written in the Bible to their lives, learn how to serve and give generously, and connect with other students and adult leaders through authentic, nurturing relationships.

​The students meet on Sunday nights. Doors open at 5:45 with a social gathering, games, and fun to provide a time for the students to interact and hang out. We begin our services at 6:00 which include music, bible teaching, application, and games. After the service, we break into small groups to connect with other students and adult leaders, discuss the lesson and figure out how to apply it to our lives, dig deeper into the Bible and prayer, and have fun with games and activities. We wrap up around 7:45 pm.

CURRENT TEACHING & RESOUCES

Thoughts and Prayers - What would you say if you knew Jesus was actually listening? Have you ever heard the phrase “thoughts and prayers?” It’s the thing people say if they hear someone is going through something difficult or maybe it’s said in a joking way, like: “You have to spend all weekend in SAT prep class? Thoughts and prayers for you!” The simple truth is that saying, “I will pray for you,” is a lot easier than doing it. This two-week series will dive deeper into how we can pray intentionally with sincerity, break down the stigmas behind praying, and show students how prayer works!

PARENT CUE

Get details about what we are learning each week and ideas on how to continue the conversation at home with your teenager!

STUDENT DEVO

Engage with God’s Word throughout the week by reading and interacting with the Daily Devotions.  Follow along digitally on the YouVersion Bible App. Click here to join in.

EVENTS
EVENTS

April 24: The new series begins -Thoughts and prayers: Being honest in our prayers is important. A new co-ed small group for eleventh and twelfth graders begins. New pick-up time is at 7:45 pm.

May 1: Thoughts and prayers: Find your way to pray.
Pizza night!

May 8: No Takeover – Mother’s Day
Buy carnations for mom! $2 each. Pre-order at link. Pick up your flowers Sunday morning after either the 9 or 11 am service. You can also purchase on-site while supplies last, cash only. Proceeds go toward the Appalachia Mission Trip.

May 15: Graduation party! Join us for a fun outdoor party with lawn games, music, hot dogs, chips, and snow cones. We’ll wrap up the night with a presentation for our graduating seniors and a little something for our rising freshmen.

June 25-26: Summer Lock-in. Save the date and watch for details coming soon!

Student Mission Trip to Appalachia- July 23-29

TRIP DETAILS

A group of 6th through 12th-grade students and chaperones will be serving the community in Oak Hill, West Virginia, through food distribution, clean-up, yard work, and a day camp for children in the neighborhood from July 23rd through the 29th. We will also have a recreation day during the week to visit Ace Adventure Water Park.

The Appalachian region is a fantastic place for ministry! It is an area rich in natural resources and beautiful landscapes. The people of Appalachia are incredibly humble yet equally proud of their heritage and lifestyle. They are a hard-working, close-knit, family-first, hospitality-oriented group of people. The Appalachian people not only have to battle the geographical isolation of their location, but their hardship has been perpetuated by the significant loss of jobs due to the decline of mining, steel, and several manufacturing industries. The shortage of gainful employment has led to severe poverty in many communities, and as a result, the effects of substance abuse, food insecurity, and homelessness have taken their toll. The hearts of many people have been fractured, and “hopelessness” is an all-too-common term used by many.

We desire to serve this community, so they feel the love of Jesus and know they are not alone in their struggles. We pray for the community and our students that both will grow closer in their relationship with Jesus through the experiences gained on the trip.

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