What about high school and middle school students?
Students serve and/or attend service on Sunday mornings. From time-to-time, we do other hangouts with students to develop friendship and core.
At Two Cities Church, we care deeply about students. Most of our staff or volunteer staff have either led a student ministry or volunteered in student ministries before. We understand this critical age. As a parent, you worry about the choices they make, the friends they have, and the environments they put themselves in. We want you to know that the best thing a student can do at this age is developing a sense of independence from the crowd and the best way we’ve found to do that is through consistent service.
When students feel responsible to be a role model, they are more responsible. When students see the faces of little kids light up as they enter the room, they realize their God-given worth. In fact, the stats show that most students graduate their faith when they graduate high school. But that statistic is drastically reduced when a student is consistently serving. That’s why we’ve created Student Impact. It’s a way for students to impact the lives of others and that’s the kind of thing that stays with them post-graduation.
Watch student impact volunteer, Jessica, express her faith in this baptism testimony video.
Watch student impact volunteer, Madison, express her faith in this baptism testimony video.
What about a youth group?
Our plan is to ultimately have incredible environments for students. It’s going to happen in stages. Here’s the plan:
- Stage 1: Build up the demand for a student ministry by reaching more students through our adult services and getting them connected in Student Impact. [Currently Doing This]
- Stage 2: Connect students relationally through monthly hang-out that they can connect with leaders through and bring their friends to. Connect those friends back into Student Impact. [Currently Doing This]
- Stage 3: Create a weekly environment for 7th-12th grade students called InsideOut. [Future]
- Stage 4: Split that environment into two environments. One for 7th-8th students called Transit and one for 9th-12th students called InsideOut. [Future]
We plan to accomplish our goal of leading students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where:
- Students are excited to invite unchurched friends
- God’s truth is communicated in a relevant way
- Meaningful friendships lead to spiritual growth
Have questions? Contact us.