In Student Ministry, we count it an honor to get to come alongside and partner with families to continue to help point students toward God’s heart, and to launch them into the world with God’s heart. We do that best when we have an incredible team of leaders who say 'YES' to helping us minister to teenagers. 

Did you know...

Studies show that those who had 5-7 adults pouring into their lives during their formative teenage years remained strong in their faith after graduating High School, compared to those who did not?! That means our students. Your students. The ones right here, in this church. As a body we have an opportunity to launch more and more Christ-followers into the next generation by surrounding them with Christian adults who care. And we can be on the right side of that statistic with your help!

 

What does serving in Student Ministry look like?

We have a place for everyone to utilize their gifts! From the welcome team to the tech team. From small group leaders to Student Worship band coaches. Check out the Student Ministry leader roles below. Don't see something that quite fits your passion? Have more questions? Please reach out to Karen

Welcome Team

PURPOSE OF WELCOME TEAM

  • The Welcome Team is the face of Student Ministry. Leaders have an opportunity to share God’s welcome with our students and help them get connected to leaders and students.
  • Through hospitality and acts of kindness our students can experience God’s love and feel His presence in a warm and safe atmosphere, helping them to build a closer relationship with God.

 

LEADER ROLES

  • Welcome Team leaders serve as Door Greeters, at Check-In Stations, and the Welcome Desk.
  • Lobby Monitors – Serve at the Welcome Desk to answer questions, direct parents and students and to be an adult presence in the lobby throughout the service.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

JUNIOR HIGH

  • Welcome Team - serve before 1st or 2nd service of Junior High Sunday morning on a weekly or bi-weekly rotation (8:25 - 8:55 am or 10:25 - 10:55am).
  • Lobby Monitors – serve with the Welcome Team before service and stay through the service on a weekly or bi-weekly rotation (8:45 - 10:25am or 10:45 – 12:15pm).

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Welcome Team - serve before High School Sunday Night on a weekly or bi-weekly rotation from 4:55 - 5:40pm.
  • Lobby Monitors – serve with the Welcome Team before service and stay through the service on a weekly or bi-weekly rotation (4:55 – 7:00pm)

Breakout Group Leaders

PURPOSE OF BREAKOUT GROUPS

  • Help students apply lessons learned in large group teaching time to their daily lives.
  • A place to begin and develop friendships between students.
  • An opportunity for students to develop relationships with adult/student leaders who model Christ-centered lives.
  • A safe place for students to share prayer requests and care and pray for one another.

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Junior High

  • Breakout groups meet during Junior High Sunday Morning at 8:45 & 10:45 am. Arrive 15 minutes before service starts to interact with students

High School

  • Breakout groups meet during High School Sunday Night from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus.
  • Plan and facilitate breakout group time including:
    • Be prepared to facilitate group discussion
    • Consider ways that God’s Word applies to life on this topic and challenge students in that area
    • Consider ways to connect with students outside of Sunday -- text, email, postcards or get togethers
  • JH - Attend weekly meetings (5-15 min.) with Coordinator and team after service.
  • HS – attend weekly meetings with the HS Director and team from 5:00-5:30 pm.
  • PRAY! PRAY for the students in your group and the families they represent. PRAY for the Holy Spirit to work during your group time to create lasting change in the hearts of the students you are leading.
  • Encouraged to attend the student weekend retreat in the area of the ministry you serve (Junior High Excursion or High School RE:vive).

Small Group Leaders

PURPOSE OF SMALL GROUPS

  • An opportunity for students to build strong & lasting friendships
  • A place for students to go deep into God’s Word and know Him more
  • A fun setting where every student finds a place to belong
  • An opportunity for students to develop relationships with adult leaders who model Christ-centered lives
  • A safe place for students to share prayer requests and care and pray for one another

 

TIME COMMITMENT

  • Small groups meet Sunday nights (Junior High only), in homes, or after school at restaurants. Choose the day and time that is convenient for you. We will connect the students!
  • Small groups meet during the school year (September – April) with a 4 week break at Christmas time and summers off.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus.
  • Plan and facilitate small group time.
  • Be prepared to facilitate group discussion.
  • Consider ways that God’s Word applies to life on this topic and challenge students in that area.
  • Communicate regularly with parents.
  • Communicate with students, as appropriate, outside of small group time. Plan occasional small group activities or get-togethers just for fun.
  • Communicate regularly with the JH or HS Director about group attendance and activities.
  • PRAY! PRAY for the students in your group and the families they represent. PRAY for the Holy Spirit to work during your group time to create lasting change in the hearts of the kids you are leading
  • Encouraged to attend the student weekend retreat in the area of the ministry you serve (Junior High Excursion or High School RE:vive).

Student Worship Ministry

PURPOSE OF STUDENT WORSHIP MINISTRY

To disciple students in the ministry of leading worship and utilizing the gifts God has given them to honor God and edify the body of Christ. Success in this ministry is producing students who have thriving relationships with Jesus, are strong spiritual leaders and have the desire to live a lifestyle of worship.

 

LEADER POSITIONS

  • Worship Band Coach: Adults only
  • Tech Team (Propresenter and Lights): Adults and Students

 

TIME COMMITMENT

Junior High and High School

  • Tech Team – 2 Sundays per month at either Junior High Sunday Morning services or High School Sunday Night service. Arrive early to prep for services.
  • Coaches practice with student worship bands 3 Saturdays each month (2 1/2 hours on Saturdays) & arrive before Sunday services with their student band to prep. They communicate throughout the week as needed.
  • The Director and Coaches are the leadership team for Student Worship Ministry that help develop and grow a healthy ministry for students. If you love worship and students, consider joining us!

Note that there are separate Adult and High School Student Leader applications. Please be sure to complete the correct one.

Student Ministry Leader- Adult

Student Ministry Leader- Student

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All Student Ministry leaders are Safe Sanctuary trained and must pass a thorough background check to protect our children and our leaders.

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