Students

Forming relationships within a Jesus-centered community

High School Mission Trip!

All current 8th graders through seniors are invited to particpate in our week long mission trip to Denver, CO! For more information or to register, click the button below!

“forming next generation followers of Jesus in a small group culture by being, becoming, and doing.”

 

We know that every person and every part of our ministry is formational in the lives of the teenagers that God entrusts to us.

Small Groups are the soil in which we want everything to grow out of! All our efforts are aimed at connecting teens to a circle of trusted peers and adults.

Discipleship is a churchy word that simply means to be followers, learners, or “apprentices” of Jesus. We want to be intentional about what this actually looks like with us. We’ve adopted John Mark Comer’s language of reorienting our lives around three goals: 

Being with Jesus

Becoming like Jesus 

Doing what Jesus did

We can’t wait to model these and practice being, becoming, and doing alongside your teen at our Gathering Nights and Small Group Nights throughout the school-year!

Gathering Nights take place on the first Wednesday of the month starting in September through April

Small Group Nights take place on the second, third, fourth (and sometimes fifth) Wednesdays of the month

both G Nights and SG Nights happen on Wednesdays from 6:30-8PM

Student Ministry Calendar

December

06 | Christmas Party

13 | Small Group Night

20 | NO OSM

27 | NO OSM

January

03 | NO OSM

10 | HS Study Night + MS Hype Night

17 | Gathering Night

24 | Small Group Night

31 | Small Group Night

 

February

07 | Gathering Night

09 | Hypapalooza

16-19 | Winter Camp

14 | Small Group Night

21 | Small Group Night

28 | Small Group Night

Families, thank you for checking out One Student Ministry!

Our team desires to partner with your family by mentoring, leading, and helping your student take next steps toward Jesus as they walk through their time in middle school and high school. Thank you for trusting us to invest in your student!

Ryan Pennington

Associate Pastor to Students

Meet our Small Group Leader Team!

We believe that the influence of the family and the local church in the life of a teenager is better together than alone.

Our team is prepared and ready to serve our students and families. Our preparation includes:

-background checks

-three trainings in August

-monthly hangouts for training and prayer

-a one day training event at Orange Tour in Kansas City

 

What to expect on gathering nights

These take place on the first Wednesday of the month in the gym! This is the only Wednesday night where middle school and high school will be combined.

West doors open an hour early at 5:30PM. Students will check-in at the large desk in the Welcome Center and enjoy free snacks, play 9 square, talk with their friends, play Mario Kart in the youth room, or work on homework until the countdown ends at 6:30.

The evening consists of large group games, worship through song and prayer, conversation at round tables, and engaging with a new message series from one of our communicators!

Fun fact: you’ll see a variety of adult leaders AND students participating in leadership roles throughout the night!

What to expect on small group nights

These take place on the Wednesdays that follow a Gathering Night. This is where authentic relationships rooted in Jesus come to life!

Middle schoolers will gather in the youth room at 6:30PM for a game, announcements, and the teaching video that continues the message series. After the video, they scatter into their small groups on 4th floor as they connect with a smaller circle of peers and their adult small group leaders.

High schoolers will gather on 4th floor and have access to The Sweet Stop, a concession shop led by students. At 6:30PM they have announcements and a teaching video that continues the message series. After the video, they scatter into their small groups on 4th floor as they connect with a smaller circle of peers and their adult small group leaders.