What to Expect
Students meet on Sunday evenings from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
When students arrive on campus, they begin their time with fellowship – playing basketball outside, chatting with friends in our student center and enjoying snacks. At 5pm, students move into a time of worship and hear a message. They then break into their small groups for a lesson and time together in a more intimate setting, building community. Small groups are broken up by grade and gender.
To learn more about why we are so passionate about small group ministry, check out this video from Nathan Folks.
Safety: We are currently requiring masks for all adult volunteers when inside the building, and are requiring masks for students during the first 30 minutes when they cannot social distance. Once they move to small groups, and can successfully social distance, students can remove their masks.
Snacks: This year, snacks are operating on a canteen system. Soda, chips and most snacks are available for $0.50 and full-sized candy bars for $1. Water and a healthy snack option are available for free. The canteen is only open from 4:30 until 5pm.
Parents - Click here!
As a parent of a middle school or high school student (or both!) you are helping your teen navigate a very tumultuous, scary, and defining stage of their life. There’s boy/girlfriends, friend-drama, challenges at school, distance at home, upcoming college decisions and a plethora of other frustrations, roadblocks, and difficulties. However, this is also a time of self-discovery, spiritual development, leadership, and growing independence. Ignite Student Ministry wants to partner with you as you tackle the difficulties and joys of parenting your teen!
One of the key ways we would love to partner with you is through our small group leaders. These leaders exist in our ministry specifically to love, listen to, and help your student grow. We want you to have a relationship with your student’s small group leaders, so that in times of celebration or defeat, they can be there for your student. We also want to be able to share the wins and growth of your student with the people who care the most: You!
We’ve compiled some resources for you as you navigate this journey.