Large Group: Worship & Bible Teaching
Sundays, 10:40am | Middle School Room (near Door D)
Sunday is our entry point into students’ lives from all over the community, and is where essential relationships with other students and our adult leaders are built and cultivated. At the core of our large-group atmosphere is a desire to reach students with the gospel message. Through student-focused worship, teaching, and other activities, we hope that every student comes to believe in Jesus and feel that they belong here regardless of their background.
Small Groups: Discipleship & Community
Our small groups are where we create a safe place for students to further belong to community, as well as seize opportunities to become more committed followers of Jesus. Students are separated into age- and gender-specific groups where they are led by trained adult leaders to discuss life, school, family, friends, and how we see Jesus in the midst of it all. This is discipleship at a basic level, through which leaders develop deeper relationships with students, moving to discipleship and continued influence outside of the church walls.
Middle school small groups run from September through November, break for the holidays, and then resume in January until the end of April. Students must sign-up in advance to participate. Small group registration is open in late August and again in early January. We ask our middle school students to commit to a 90% attendance rate prior to signing up for a small group.
Small group registration is currently closed. Enrollment will begin again on August 18 when groups begin to form for the Fall 2019 semester.
Trips, Conferences, & Retreats: Intentionality & Growth
Our trips and retreats are put in place to further push students to take steps toward Jesus in all areas of their lives. We want to give middle school students the opportunity to get outside of their typical routine and make time and space to stop and listen to what God is saying to them, and how he wants to use them to build the kingdom. Whether it’s a time to refocus their own relationship with Jesus, their relationship with peers and leaders, or with the community around them, we want students to walk away from Middle School ready to impact their friends and communities for Christ in High School, College, and beyond.
- RUOK Fall Retreat – A weekend retreat in late October
- Winter Wallapalooza – An overnight experience in January (The Chapel, Green, OH)
- Kingdom Weekend – A service-oriented weekend in early summer (Canton, OH)
August 16 – GSM Worship Night
Join us in East End for our GSM Worship Night from 7-8:30pm.
August 18 – Family Worship
Join us on Sunday, August 18, as kids, students, and adults worship together as a family in our main Worship Center at 9am and 10:40am. This special service will feature a “back-to-school” theme and will include opportunities to pray for teachers, schools, and students. (No GSM this week.)
August 25 – Parent Meeting
Our annual fall Parent Meeting will be held on Sunday, August 25, at 9am in East End. Get here early to grab breakfast, then spend time listening to what we’ve got planned for the 2019-2020 year!
September 11 – Small Groups Launch
Middle school small groups launch the same week as Midweek!