Student Ministry

For Students Between 6th-12th Grade

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School Classes

Activity: We offer Sunday School classes for high school boys, high schools girls, and a combined middle class.

Time & Location: Classes are from 9-10am and occur in different locations throughout the church. Ask a greeter at the door if you need directions on where to go or let us know you’re coming ahead of time.

Sunday Evenings

Discipleship Groups

Activity: Split into middle school and high school, students are taught through a book of the Bible and/or biblical doctrine. Afterwards, they have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions with our adult leaders. 

Time & Location: Groups are from 5:30-6:30pm and occur in different locations throughout the church. However, you can start in the youth room located downstairs after entering through Door A of our building.

Wednesday Evenings

Student Service
Discipleship Groups

Activity: Students, both high school and middle, first join together for a service where they worship through song, hearing a message, then break off into their Connect discipleship groups. In their groups, which are divided by guys/girls and grade, they discuss how to apply the message they just heard together and ask any questions they might have to their adult leaders.

Time & Location: Service begins at 6:00pm in youth room down the stairs if you enter from Door A. Connect groups will release by 7:30pm.

Ministry Philosophy

1. Presenting a Clear, Biblical View of God

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word—it’s true in every way. We also believe that the Bible is clear about what God is like, what He wants from us, and how we can know Him personally.

The first goal we have is to provide our students with a clear, biblical view and understanding of God. In a world that tends to present God in many forms, we hold firm to what God’s word says He is and nothing else. This also means that we do not stray away from tough, uncomfortable topics. In order to go from spiritual milk to a spiritual feast, tough questions need to be asked and handled directly out of God’s word.  If we as a church and ministry neglect the role of helping them shape their view, something else will.

How do we help shape their view of God?

  1. By showing them how we view God’s Word 

  2. By our actions both in the church and outside of the church 

  3. By how we relate to and treat others 

  4. By how we view ourselves as individuals made in the image of Christ

2. See Students’ Lives Redeemed and Transformed

We believe in a relationship with Jesus Christ that is more than just going to church and reading your Bible. Our goal is to help guide students as they mature spiritually to understand what a redeemed life actually looks like. In everything we do as a youth ministry, our focus remains, “Redemption as the theme and the Redeemer as the main character.”

We want to see them be Redeemed by the only one that can, and then be transformed in their living. Romans 12:2- “…be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The word transformed in that passage is literally translated, changed after being with. A true transformation can only come from what Christ can do. We are here to see that change, that transformation after and as they continue to be, live and walk with Christ.

Conversions By Age

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3. Spiritual Milk to Spiritual Feast

Every student from the time they enter our youth ministry, must leave as a 12th grader with essential doctrines and teachings in place. Our commitment as a church, Pastor and as Adult Leaders is to help disciple and teach the commands and doctrines of Scripture. 

I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed even now you are not yet able…

For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Essential Doctrines & Teachings

Creation by the Words of God (Genesis 1 &2; John 1:3, Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 11:3)
Deity of Christ (Genesis 1:26; John 1:1; John 5:18-24; John 10:30; Colossians 2:9)
Salvation by Grace (Romans 11:6; Galatians 2:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:8-9)
Doctrine of Man (Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:10-12; Romans 5:16; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1-3)
Authority of Scripture (Luke 1:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 6:18; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
Resurrection of Christ (Luke 24:36-39; John 2:19-21; John 20; 1 Corinthians 15:14)
Doctrine of the Trinity (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:13-17; John 10:30; John 14:16-17)
Doctrine of Baptism (Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19; Luke 23:42-43; Acts 2:38 *must know verbs tense*)
Church Member Function (1 Corinthians 12:13-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18)
Personal Quiet Time (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 119:9; Mark 1:35; Luke 5;16; 2 Timothy 2:15)

Upcoming Events

Grove Student Summer Camp '24

Students, join us for camp this summer May 28-31. Cost is $225/student (includes all expenses), $100 deposit if registered by March 3rd. Deadline to sign up and pay in full is May 5th. *Grades - Completed 6th - 12th

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