This ministry exists in order to help both parents and students through this difficult time.
The Middle School Ministry encompasses 6th through 8th grades. In Middle School the pressures of conformity are enormous. If you were to go around asking people, “What was the most difficult phase in your life?” you will likely hear the answer “Junior High” come out very rapidly. This age can be incredibly difficult for students because it is a time when they begin trying to figure out who they want to be.
This ministry exists in order to help both parents and students through this difficult time. For the parents we offer various resources. (They can be found under Student Ministries.) We are dedicated to helping students turn their eyes and hearts back to their parents. In order to help parents to the best of our abilities, it is important for you to let the Director or your student’s Adult Leader know if there are any issues with which we can help you or your student.
In order connect with students, we offer several programs and opportunities.
MERGE: YOUTH GROUP
WEDNESDAY NIGHT GATHERING: 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Merge is currently only offered during the normal school year. During the summer we have a small group for 6th-12th girls and 9-12th grade boys that meets on Monday morning and youth group that meets every other Wednesday and different houses. See our event section for more information.
On Wednesday nights we offer a program for everyone in our church. For Middle School Students, we have a time of fellowship, worship, and learning. We strive to maintain a safe environment for students not only come to learn about God, but also to come and live for God.
Youth Group is a place where students of all walks of life come together and fellowship. For those students who have dedicated themselves to the Lord, we work with, and through, them so they can minister to the students who do not know the Lord. We are passionate about using Youth Group as a training ground. This involves doing as much as it does learning. Our strategy is to not only pour into your student, but to also pour into those who do not know Christ along with your student.
SUNDAY MORNING: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
This is an excellent time for your student to come and learn more about their faith. If your student comes to Sunday School in the 6th grade, by the time he/she moves into High School, they will have been guided through the entire Bible by our Middle School Teacher Carolyn Paulsen. Carolyn spent her professional career as a teacher and has been teaching students about the Bible for several decades.