Welcome to summer 2018! We are super excited for all this summer has to bring. Between CATCH Camp, The Gathering, and CHIC we have a fun summer ahead of us.
Every summer we partner with Community EnCompass to spend a week in the McLaughlin Neighborhood working at CATCH Camp. CATCH Camp runs all summer at McLaughlin Park for kids in 1st-6th grades. It is a great chance to build relationships and serve our neighbors. This year we will run the CATCH Camp Kickoff BBQ on Sunday, June 17th. Be at church at 4:30 and then we will carpool over. Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, from 11:30-3:30ish. Bring a bag lunch, water and sunscreen
This summer we want to build more connections within our faith community. Here's how we're going to do it: we will be holding summer barbecues at McGraft Park (1598 Glen Ave, Muskegon, 49441) on June 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25. Based on our recent BLESS series, we want to be a BLESSing to each other as we sit, eat, laugh, and play together. We sincerely hope that you will consider joining us.
CHIC 2018 is almost here! Make sure you have all your forms (including the white water rafting form) turned into Pastor Justin. We will be rolling out on Saturday, July 14 and returning on Sunday, July 22.
After the Summer Gathering meets at McGraft Park, high school students are invited back to Pastor Justin's house (1092 Edinborough) for some fun and fireside activities. Incoming freshmen, please feel free to join us! It will be a great way to get to know people and get an idea what Sunday nights are like in the fall.
A big part of Student Ministry is summer camps and retreats throughout the year. During the summer, fall, and winter you will have the opportunity to send your students up to Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp. We have partnered with Portage Lake for many years and feel strongly that the experiences they have at camp will make an impact on their spiritual formation. The summer camp schedule is available HERE. If you want to sign up for camp please go to portagelake.org. If you a have any questions about camps at Portage Lake please contact Pastor Justin.
Our High School group meets on Sunday nights (6:30-8pm). We alternate between small groups in homes by grade, and large group time in The Student Center at church. Wondering what to expect? Worship, laughter, helpful teaching, great discussion, and a welcoming atmosphere. We also enjoy weekend retreats and summer trips for extra time and experiences to help our students connect with Jesus and each other. 2018 is a CHIC year for our high schoolers! CLICK HERE for more info about signing up to go in July 2018.
Our fifth through eighth grade group meets on Wednesday nights (6:30-8pm) in The Student Center and gym at church. We spend time laughing and playing together before we dig into what it means to be a part of God's family. Every grade has a small group where we grow closer to God and each other as we share life together.
CORE Class is beginning on Sunday, September 17! We cannot wait to see where this years journey takes our students and their mentors as they explore their faith together. Stay tuned throughout the year for updates!
Each year on Sunday mornings we offer an intensive program that our eighth grade students can take alongside a mentor to discover the core teachings of their faith. Paired with great learning experiences, service opportunities, and more this is a great chance to grow in faith in God, and community!
We want to communicate with you as easily and effectively as possible. To do that we use the Remind App to send info and updates right to your phone. It's easy to sign up, just follow the directions below. Once you do, you will get up to date texts with any Student Ministry info and updates!
Student Ministries wants to help equip parents to navigate today's crazy and ever changing world our students are living in. Just when you think you have figured out what apps your kids are using they are suddenly not cool and there is some new app you have never heard of that your kids are using! Pastor Justin has taken a lot of time to find some books, online articles, and websites parents can use to help navigate the digital world together with their kids. Check them out by clicking on the link or below.