“Developing students who Delight in God and Declare his glory.”


The aim of the student ministry is “Developing students who Delight in God and Declare his glory.”

To accomplish this goal we try to maintain a long-term vision. We want the students to walk through these years gaining a clear understanding of the purpose of the Church. We guard against programming that feeds our natural tendency to think that the world revolves around me or that the church exists to entertain me. Instead, we want students to know that we are called to love God and love others; to serve God and serve others; that we have been blessed to be a blessing. We love to have fun together and we are actively looking to build community. In fact, there is no better way to build community and love for one another than to serve with each other.

Sunday 9:00-10:15

Location – Youth Room / Café
After hanging out in the café, 7th–12th grade students gather in the Youth Room for a time of worship, interactive teaching and table discussions. Some of our recent series on Sunday mornings have been on Psalms, the Gospel, Philemon.

Wednesday 6:30-8:00 pm

Location – Youth Room / Café
During the school year 7th –12th students gather on Wednesday nights for a time of worship, teaching and small group discussion. We typically walk through a book of the Bible chapter by chapter trusting that studying God’s Word is the most important thing we can do with our time. Gender specific and age specific small groups allow us to dig deeper and discuss the relevancy of the Word in our daily lives. Each small group consists of two adult leaders/shepherds that care for their flock. Wednesday nights also provide the students with a great opportunity to connect with one another. After small groups everyone is encouraged to stay around afterwards for pizza and fellowship.

Events & Activities

Heritage Retreat
A Fall Break getaway for individuals and families at New Life Ranch.

Deep Impact
In February, we join with several area student ministries for large group teaching and worship. Our students and leaders have small groups in host homes and compete in the Amazing Race.

Spring Break Trip
Full of service projects to help get Camp Barnabas ready for summer along with evening Bible Study, worship and times of prayer.

Mission Arlington
In June, students conduct backyard Bible clubs in apartment complexes in Arlington, TX. Students lead in singing, memorizing Scripture, games, crafts, Bible stories and sharing the Gospel.

Camp Barnabas
In July many of our students serve as barnstormers or counselors at a camp designed to minister to campers with special needs.

Summer Activities
We do a number of random activities throughout the summer to help the students connect. (i.e. Guys/Girls Lock-in, Talent Show, Paint Fight, Laser Tag, Praise Night, Game Night, etc.)