Here at Journey Church International our Student Ministry desires to make a spiritual IMPACT in the lives of students by teaching them to know Jesus, walk with Jesus, share Jesus, answer question about Jesus, and live on-mission for Jesus in their church, community, and around the world.
SUNDAY: Bible Study
Every Sunday our Middle School Students, 6th-8th Graders, meet during each of our worship experiences at 8:15, 9:45, 11:15, & 5:00. We spend time learning and discussing God’s Word, relating and applying His truth to their active lives.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Student IMPACT
Each Wednesday 6th–12th Grade Students experience an environment that is specifically designed for Students to connect, grow, and bring their friends to know Jesus. At 5:30 Students can connect with each other and their leaders with food and games. At 6:30 we kickoff our large group worship with a live band.
WEEK 1: Student Worship Experience
This experience looks much like our Sunday Worship Experiences but is specifically designed to reach and connect students who are far from God and to become passionate Christians who make a difference in the world. It sets the theme for the month.
WEEK 2: Small Groups
This week is designed for Students to engage in a spiritual community through Small Groups. Students spend time in discussion, exploring and applying spiritual truths. It functions much like our adult Small Group.
WEEK 3: Growth Tracks
Our Growth Tracks are purposefully designed to promote spiritual growth and understanding in our students. After worship, students are dismissed into classes where they learn about personally walking with Jesus, leading a Biblically moral life, and defending their faith in a hostile culture. The six sessions in each Growth Track begin January 24th and end in August (with a break in March and June).
- 6th-7th Grade: Personal Walk with Jesus
- 8th-9th Grade: Biblical Morality
- 10th-12th Grade: Apologetics
WEEK 4: Home Groups
Community development is the focus of Home Groups. Students meet off-site at a home to connect over a shared meal and grow through discussion questions. Home Groups are a safe and relaxing environment where it is possible to cultivate meaningful and impactful relationships within each Small Group.
While this is the general plan, sometimes these weeks may be arranged in a different order, based on the holidays and other special events.
Each quarter we connect busy students relationally with a ministry-wide fun event. It is our goal that even during their busiest work, school, sports, and extracurricular activity schedule, students can make time to be at these activities. We want them to continue to feel like part of a family, no matter what they have going on. If a busy student has to miss an entire quarter of Wednesday night Student Impacts, these activities are designed to help them stay plugged in or to get plugged back in.
Student Leader Retreat
- Date: April 14-15, 2018
- Cost: TBD
- Registration Required: to be published
- Waiver Required:Submit Online
The highlight of our student ministry is our Summer Camp, because of the spiritual and relational connections made there each year. It is the goal of our church that every student attend Summer Camp every year, and that camp week would be reserved and given priority over any summer sports schedule, summer school schedule, or summer work/activity schedule. Our Summer Camp serves as a yearly revival where our student ministry resets and reloads each year. Students are often impacted more in one week of Summer Camp than they are in 51 other weeks of ministry. More Info
- Date: June 3-8, 2018
- Cost: $399
- Registration Required: Registration is full, but we do have a Waiting List
- Waiver Required: Submit Online
Mission Trip Opportunities:
Guatemala: July 13-20, 2018
Estimated Cost: $1,300-$1,600
We come alongside local partners that have vision, passion, and ongoing ministries in their communities that will inspire you as we serve with them throughout the week. From food distribution to building projects, to community outreach and children’s ministry, our team will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a vibrant and sustainable ministry in Guatemala.
L.A. Dream Center: June 22–29, 2018
Estimated Cost: $800-$1,000
The Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 40,000 individuals and families through approximately 70,000 encounters each month, in some of the most desperate communities in America. They are a world leader in terms of being a ministry that exists to be a church for the community. This incredible week will be sure to build your passion for Jesus and a heart for your community.
***Fundraising options are available
For more information, please contact our Pastor for Journey Students, Kyle Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org