College and Career
The college and career (CC) group is a community for young adults, whether in college, grad school, or early career.
Beauty of Christ: In a season of life where many new interests and pursuits compete for your attention, the CC group holds forth the all-surpassing beauty of Jesus Christ.
Wisdom of Christ: In a season of life when many face important, life-shaping decisions, the CC group points again and again to the wisdom and relevance of the words of Jesus in all of life.
Body of Christ: In a season of life when many are transient and disconnected, and some even feel lonely and directionless, the CC group provides a Christ-centered community to walk beside you.
Our Wednesday night gatherings focus on prayer and a deep reading and lively discussion of biblical narratives. If you are interested in being on our contact list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Ministry: Youth (6th-12th grades)
We want to give youth the opportunity to form authentic relationships with one another and to really get to know Jesus Christ on a personal level. While youth need time with one another, we also believe that they need time with other adults in the church who care about them and can mentor them and model what it means to be a godly man or woman in today’s culture. Here’s how youth (6th-12 grade) can get involved:
Sundays, 10 AM-10:45 AM (School year). What is God’s Story? Who are we in God’s story? What are we created for? What is the Gospel? Come join us as we walk through God’s Word book by book and answer some of the big picture questions that identify the Christian faith.
Sundays, 10 AM-10:45 AM (School year). What does it mean to have right belief and right behavior? It’s often so difficult in our Christian faith to take what we know about God in our heads and apply it to our hearts. Our goal with our high school discipleship class is to help students have a heart for God, not just by knowing and believing the gospel but also hungering and thirsting after Christ.
Year 1: Right Belief and Right Behavior. (Apostles’ Creed, 10 Commandments & The Sermon on The Mount.)
Year 2 :The Christian Life and God’s Word. (Relationships, dating, sex, families etc.)
Year 3: The Church and God’s Word. (The necessity of a life-long relationship with the Body of Christ.)
Year 4: The Christian Life and God’s Word. (What is God’s plan for my life? How do I live the Christian life in College?).
Junior High Youth Group (6th-7th grades)
Our 6th and 7th graders meet the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month after the second service (School year). Our time includes lunch, games, discussion about the sermon, and small group prayer. Meets at Petra Academy.
Youth Group (8th-12th grades)
Wednesday nights, 7-8:30 PM (school year). Bring your friends! We strive to make Wednesday nights a breath of fresh air in the middle of a crazy week! Our time includes hanging out, activities/games, biblical teaching and small group discussion/prayer. Meets at Petra Academy. This year (2016-2017) we’ll focus on biblical relationships by answering questions like: What is a biblical friendship? How do I have a healthy dating relationship? Does God really care about our sexuality? What does it look like to flourish as humans in our relationships with one another?
Early each year, students (6th-12th grade) head up to Yellowstone Alliance Adventures for the weekend for our annual Winter Retreat! We have a great time hanging out, playing broom hockey, flying down the tubing hill and playing games. We have a spiritual emphasis theme each year that drives our evening programs of worship and teaching. Details will be in the fall Student Ministries Newsletter.
Small Group Discipleship
There are lots of opportunities for students to connect with and be mentored by adults who care, who are relevant, and who have a passion for Christ. Student discipleship can be seen in action during our Wednesday night gatherings as well as one-on-one discipleship as students and leaders get to know one another better. We have a committed group of student leaders who would love to get to know you! Come visit us on Wednesdays or Sundays!
Our Vision for Student Ministry
TSM Vision: To display the beauty of the gospel to jr. high and high school students by living alongside them and pointing them to a vital and life-long commitment to Christ’s church. To teach students the necessity of God’s Word for knowing God, following Jesus and growing in Christ. To encourage students to cultivate beauty in the lives of their families, friends, and communities through biblical life practices and patters both now and in the future.