Our Student Ministry consists of 7th through 12th graders learning about God, being Jesus to others, and going through life together. And we are obviously going to have fun while doing it! On Sunday mornings middle and high school students are given opportunities to serve. They are a vital part of our Sunday morning Children's Ministry, worship teams, and hospitality teams.
On Sunday evenings, 5:00-7:00 pm, students meet on campus for Youth Group. A typical Sunday evening includes games, snack, devotional, and small groups with adult leaders. Plus, there are usually cute (and hypoallergenic) puppies to cuddle. Jesus was probably a dog person.
Please email Lex Moore, our Student Ministry Pastor, if you have questions about Student Ministry.
Here are some of the great events that we plan each year:
Occasionally Youth Group goes into overtime! We extend the evening together by another two hours and go hangout over food and/ or fun.
Game nights are a fun and casual way to get together. Students are welcome to bring their favorite board games or video games.
We have a fun-loving church family who isn't afraid to prank each other. So, each April, our church hires our students to prank other people within our church to raise funds for our annual summer mission trip and camp to Philadelphia.
MFuge is a summer camp in which the students jump into ministry and serve the local community. In addition to service in which students are challenged and stretched as individuals, there’s Bible study, worship and fellowship. It’s designed to give students a mission experience that opens their eyes to similar opportunities they may have to serve in their own communities, learning to live life each day on mission! More info about MFuge here.
We are blessed to have a home on Lake Gaston donated for an annual time of water sports, games, friends and devotions. Whether your student prefers to contemplate the clouds in the hammock or go tubing at top speed, it will be a great and memorable weekend!
A choose-your-own-adventure evening with the guys or girls. Students spend the evening either going to a really nice dinner and then hanging out, or going to a cheap dinner and doing a fun activity out.
Our tradition is to travel from house to house with delicious food at each. Our fun evening ends with a White Elephant gift exchange and lots of great memories!
Winter Meltdown is your time to challenge yourself, go crazy and have fun, or just relax around a fire and make new friends. Our goal is to provide a place free from the distractions of everyday life— a winter youth retreat where students and leaders can focus on God and build meaningful relationships with each other.
You can visit their website for more info.
What to expect
In our Student Ministry we have created a safe place for middle and high schoolers to grow in their relationship with Jesus and each other (AKA the church). None of us are perfect; being a teenager is hard. Don't go through life alone. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we do have a lot of understanding and grace. Come be yourself, ask questions, and make friends. All are welcome.
Learning by Serving
We are an outwardly focused church. We want our students to learn to serve others like Jesus did. We provide opportunities for them to serve those in our church, community, and beyond. Throughout the year you will find our students serving on Sunday mornings in our church, during our annual kids Sports Camp, or during our serving events and trips. These are also great times for our students to earn volunteer hours for school; email Lex Moore to sign for these.