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
06 | Christmas Party
13 | Small Group Night
20 | NO OSM
27 | NO OSM
03 | NO OSM
10 | HS Study Night + MS Hype Night
17 | Gathering Night
24 | Small Group Night
31 | Small Group Night
07 | Gathering Night
09 | Hypapalooza
16-19 | Winter Camp
14 | Small Group Night
21 | Small Group Night
28 | Small Group Night
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!
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:
-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.