Student Ministries: For students in grades 5-12

Inspiring and equipping students to live their own faith in Jesus.

By the time students move on from our ministry, we hope these truths stick:

Middle School (grades 5-8)
1. I will love God because He will never stop loving me.
2. I will follow Jesus because He knows me better than I know myself.
3. I will live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.

High School (grades 9-12)
1. I’m created to pursue a relationship with my creator.
2. I trust what Jesus did to transform who I need to become.
3. I exist to demonstrate God’s love to those around me.

  • Our environment  for grades 9-12 is called Outpost and meets during the 9:45a Sunday service.
  • Our  environment for grades 5-8 is called Edge and meets during the 11:15a  Sunday service.
  • Students are free to arrive up to 15 minutes early for some hang time before things get started. 
  • The first half of our 70 minutes is spent in large group time, which includes fun group games, student led worship music, and practical teaching from the Bible.
  • Then, students split into adult led, age and gender-specific small groups to build friendships and process together what they experienced in large group. 

Here are a few of the ways we're committed to making your student's time with us safe, meaningful, and empowering: 
  • Each of our adult serving team members goes through a criminal background check.
  • Our team leads and church security team members monitor our student ministry area during services.
  • Students (grades 5-12), are not required to be checked in or picked up by their parents. We encourage our students to foster good communication with their parents about how to reunite after services. 

Help the things your students are learning to really stick! Use these tools to continue the conversation during meal times, drive time, & bed time throughout the rest of the week:
  • Use the "For Parents" page of our website for updates on what we're talking about on Sundays. 
  • Follow on Facebook @studentministriesNC.