Small group leaders are our most powerful tool in our attempt to partner with parents, because they are the people doing the majority of the hands-on partnering. Small group leaders serve as "another voice" in the lives of students; they're voices of love, encouragement, wisdom, and support for students. They're voices who echo the hearts of those students' parents. They're voices who are committed to doing whatever they can do to help students engage in a vibrant relationship with God and in the story He wants to tell through their lives. Small groups will take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.
In addition to studying the Bible and investing in kids, we teach kids to gain a greater perspective of the world around them, and shift thinking from themselves to help those who need it and to be on mission for God. This includes various mission and service projects, learning to share the Gospel with friends, and learning how God is at work around the world.
Along with our weekly gatherings on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights, we also host all sorts of events for middle school students throughout the school year. These events include: Second Friday Fellowship Nights, Game Nights, Movies, High Rise, Bowling, Fall Parties, Scavenger Hunts, plus whatever else we can think of. The goal of most of our special events is just to create a really fun and engaging environment for our students to invite their friends and have a place outside of a Sunday morning to connect and build healthy friendships with each other. We also take our students each summer to Middle School Camp. This year it will be at Camp Paron.