Middle and High School Youth Ministry

A church with a history of striving to make youth growing their relationship with the Lord, our goal is to encourage students to own their walk with the Lord so they are able to multiply themselves as a disciple and a disciple-maker.

Breakaway: Wednesday Night Worship and Discipleship

Every Wednesday, September – May 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Student Ministry is focused on making disciples together. We desire to help students become disciples who glorify God by obeying what Jesus commanded (John15:14), loving one another (John 13:35), and bearing much fruit (John 15:8).

These are the three marks of a disciple identified in scripture. To better accomplish our discipleship structure looks like this:

7th – 9th-grade discipleship – (in Wednesday night discipleship groups)  help students to further understand who they are in Christ and who Christ is in them in the midst of many development changes going on in their lives.

10th – 12th-grade discipleship – (Lead discipleship groups) help students to further understand who they are in Christ and who Christ is in them by walking with them through leading 7th-9th graders in discipleship small groups.

Sunday Morning Bible Study – Students in Missional Communities

Every Sunday 9:00 – 10:20 am

Both in our student and adult departments, we are engaged in a 3-year study: The Gospel Project.

From their website:

The Gospel Project® curriculum which is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, Students, and Adults that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of three years, participants will journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God’s plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God.

Our Sunday morning groups meet at 9:00 am and a 45-minute lesson is presented. The students then break up into small gender-based groups to discuss real life application.

Looking for a place to volunteer? Consider working with our students on Sundays and/or Wednesdays.  See what some of our volunteers have to say:

  • My Youth Volunteer Motivation I believe God has called me to lead Youth Bible Study because today's students grow up in a worldview that denies God or any need to relate to Him. This worldview offers little in the way of hope, stability, or standards. Many students grow up without a father in the home, and in some cases, no parent at all. Dedicated, doctrinally sound, and thought-provoking Bible study gives today's students a fighting chance to reach adulthood equipped to serve God with their lives.

    Mike Nix Engineer, Lockheed Martin
  • Nothing gives me greater pleasure than seeing the lights come on in my student's eyes as they really make their faith "their own". When a young woman shoves her iPhone in my face with scripture on the screen and asks, "Is this the answer to the question, Miss Shellie?", I find no greater joy. Volunteering as a teacher of High School Seniors means I'm part of a team equipping students as they head to college. What could be better than that?

    Shellie Gardner Internet Business Owner
  • I've been working as a small group leader of boys on Sunday mornings. My teaching partner, Jeff, and I started with the class of 2017 when they were just 7th graders. Mentoring and discipling them through the years has been a tremendous blessing. I have no words to adequately express the blessing it has been to see them grow and mature both physically, emotionally and in their faith. I'm so thankful I could be a part of that process.

    David Robinson Software Engineer
Helpful Definitions

Breakaway:  Wednesday Night Youth activities during the school year. Does not meet during the summer months.

Wedg Weekly: A weekly flyer with meeting and signup information. See the link above. Students receive copies on Sunday morning and parents can access the weekly flyer via this page or conveniently on their phones and tablets with the Wedgwood Mobile app.

Wedg-Go:  Training meetings held on Sunday afternoons to train, teach and prepare students who are participating in the Summer Mission Trip.

Student Ministry Staff

Jay Fannin
Minister to Students

Patrick Lively
Youth and Recreation Associate