Student Ministry

We are FAMILY.
In Student Min, we love each other like family. We love others because God first loved us. As we grow together in relationship with Jesus Christ, we learn how to better serve one another and reach those who are lost and searching. We seek to grow God's family of believers and to equip students to lead the way in building God's kingdom in their communities.


Sunday Youth: 9:00 to 10:15 am in C200. Middle and High School students will gather for a brief time of fellowship followed by a message from the scriptures and prayer.
Youth Group: Join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 in Building F (the gym). Wednesdays are a great time for students to connect whether it be through our small groups, Block Parties (outreach events), or Faith in Action (service projects). Most weeks, students can expect to meet in their small groups (split by grade/gender). During small groups, students will have time to share about their weeks, connect with peers, and spend time studying God's word with the guidance of their excellent small group leaders. On special nights, we take a break from small groups to come together for special events, like Block Parties and Faith in Action. Make sure you check the schedule below (and pay attention to the weekly parent email!) for information about our non-small group nights.
Upcoming Events:
  • Christmas Gift Drive for Afghan Refugees: this year the Student & Kids Ministry are partnering with The Haven, a refugee resource and care center located in Lancaster, PA. We are providing Christmas gifts for the children in the Afghan refugee community who will be attending a holiday party at the Haven. Please use the sign-up link (Student Ministry: Gift Drive for Afghan Refugees ( to select which gift category you'd like to donate. Once you buy the gift, please wrap and label it with the age/gender and place it in the collection bin located in the lobby of Building F. Donations will be collected from December 3-17.
  • Equipping Class for Juniors & Seniors - from December 3-24, Jrs & Srs will meet in D101 for a special equipping class from 9:00-10:15 am. The topic is Jesus & Labels, lessons from the Gospel of Luke.
  • A StuMin Christmas Special - our Holiday Block party is right around the corner! Grab a friend, dress up as your favorite Christmas movie character, and bring a gift to swap with you small group as we celebrate together on December 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm! There will be all sorts of fun activities, food, and surprises and you definitely won't want to miss out. If you'd like to participate in the gift swap, bring a wrapped present that someone in your small group would like and stick to a budget of $5-$15.
  • WinterBlast Middle School Retreat - we are so excited to take our middle schoolers to Camp Orchard Hill this year for a special retreat from Jan 12-14. Registration is closed and full, so than you to everyone who signed up for this exciting weekend. If you need more info on the retreat, contact
  • Missions Weekend at The Haven - February 2-3 in Lancaster, PA. More details coming soon!
The Haven serves Afghan refugees being resettled into the Lancaster area and provides a wide variety of support services, such as literacy and ESL, job training, and childcare. A huge part of their ministry is connecting new refugees with one another and helping them adjust to life in a new place, all while extending the love of Jesus Christ through hospitality and long-term support.
What to Expect if You're New: We LOVE visitors! If you are coming for the first time, we hope you will quickly feel at home and make new friends.

On Wednesdays, when you arrive at check in, you will be introduced to one of the leaders who will in turn introduce you to students your age. The night will start with some fun games and fellowship followed by an extended time in a small group. You'll be part of a small group with students your age and gender. Small groups are a great way of making new connections! You're encouraged to bring a bible, pen, and notebook. Don't have a Bible? No problem! We can provide one for you.

On Sundays, you'll arrive, eat some breakfast snacks, enjoy a large group game, and then settle into for a biblical teaching. Just like Wednesdays, we will match you up with a leader and/or student who can be with you throughout the morning. You're encouraged to bring your own Bible, but you're also welcome to use one of the provided copies.
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