STUDENTS

“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.

CURRENT COVID-19 SCHEDULE
Beginning in June, students will be meeting most Wednesday nights 6:30-8:30 for a variety of activities like: game nights, worship and prayer nights, various messages, cookouts, etc. We will also be meeting most Sundays 4:00-5:30 for Book Club reading and discussing, Respectable Sin Teen Edition: The Truth About Anger, Jealousy, Worry and Other Stuff We Accept by Jerry Bridges. This excellent book first unpacks the nature of sin and then goes on, chapter by chapter, addressing commons sins that we tend to ignore like: selfishness, impatience, discontentment, etc. For details about these gatherings please email us at students@heritageokc.org. We are currently not meeting on Sunday mornings at 9am, but we are for corporate worship at 10:30am. See details for the Camp Barnabas trip below.

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.

2020 Events & Activities

BIG Weekend (aka Deep Impact) February 14-16

For one weekend 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 March 15-19

During spring break we head to Missouri to help Camp Barnabas with a number of service projects. Each evening we have a sweet time in the Word, worship and prayer (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19).

Mission Arlington June 7-12

Students lead backyard Bible clubs in apartment complexes in Arlington, TX, which includes singing, memorizing Scripture, games, crafts, Bible stories and sharing the Gospel (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19).

Camp Barnabas July 12-16

Many of our students serve as barnstormers or counselors at a camp designed to minister to campers with special needs; however, this summer the nature of this trip changed due to Covid-19. Instead of working with campers we will be doing service projects similar to our past Spring Break Trips.  Click HERE for registration and more details.

Heritage Retreat October 16-18

A Fall Break getaway for individuals and families at New Life Ranch in Colcord, Oklahoma.