Our desire is for middle schoolers to feel like they have a place to ask the tough questions. We want to challenge students thinking and guide them as they begin the process of making faith in Jesus their own.
Through out the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years students will learn what being a disciple of Jesus means, and they will be challenged to make a choice to follow Jesus. They will learn the value of vulnerability and honest friendship through their small groups as they are pastored by their small group leader.
Ultimately our goal is that students will be able to honestly say they are fully committed to jesus by the time they graduate into the H.S. ministry!
Sunday Morning 9:00-10:30am: During the first worship service we meet in the Mezz to hang out for a bit, eat some good food, and play a group game to wake us up before we get into a lesson that covers the same part of the Bible that is being talked about during the sermon for the morning. During the second service we take over the front left section of the worship center and keep each other focused during the sermon!
Thursday Night 6:30-8:30pm: For the summer, we'll be meeting Thursday nights.
THE TEAM MUST GROW! Derick is praying for 6-10 additional leaders for next year. If you or someone you know would be a good fit for the team have them contact Derick today!
During the year we host a number of different special events designed to help us CONNECT with God & each other, to GROW in our faith, and to SERVE our city and world in a Christ like way.
SERVE NIGHTS: twice a semester we head out and serve the west side of Madison in place of a regular Wednesday Night.
FALL RETREAT: In late September or early October we head to Lake Waubesa Bible camp for an overnight fall retreat! Students spend time reflecting on what God is currently doing in their lives in between times of crazy fun!
WINTER RETREAT: In late January we head north to Camp Fairwood and spend a weekend having relentless fun! We also have several sessions throughout the weekend set aside to worship God and to learn more about Him from a guest speaker!
MISSIONS TRIPS: We take a trip to the Dominican Republic every summer! Upper middle school students are encouraged to apply (7th-8th grade). We also offer a trip within a 8 hour drive of Madison every summer for the mission trip greenhorns.
For more information about student ministries, contact Luke Zeka.