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 questions about Jesus, and live on-mission for Jesus in their church, community, and around the world.
NEW TO STUDENT MINISTRY:Letter to ParentsIt’s easy to plug in even after the school year kicks off. Just show up on Wednesday night between 5:30 and 6:30, and find your way to the Welcome Table. We’ll treat you to dinner and connect you with a group that is comfortable for you.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: Student IMPACT
Each Wednesday 6th–12th Grade Students experience an environment that is specifically designed for them to connect, grow, and bring their friends to know Jesus. Doors open at 5:30PM for Students hangout and connect with each other and their leaders, grab some food* and play some games. Worship kicks off at 6:30PM in our large auditorium with a live band. At 7:00PM, High School and Middle School students separate to receive age-appropriate messages and participate in Small Groups.
*Typical meal is pizza at $1/slice and drinks for $0.50.
Students are encouraged to attend a Sunday service and/or volunteer with their family, friends or small groups on Sunday.
SMALL GROUPS:Small Group Sign Up Students establish community and dig deeper into The Word within the context of a small group. At the beginning of the school year, small group assignments are made during the first several weeks. In 2018, small group sign up will happen during Wednesday Night Impact services August 15th-29th. Students will fill out an information card to update their contact information and to sign up for their small group for the school year.
EVENTS:Submit waiver nowEach 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 IMPACT services, these activities are designed to help them stay plugged in or to get plugged back in. The best way to stay informed on these is to download the JCI app.
At the beginning of each school year, we have our Students and Families update the Annual Event Waiver. This clears each student to participate in all activities for the school year.
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.