9th – 12th GRADE
What We Do:
Student Night: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at our NE Indy location, we have a night of worship, a message directed for HS students, and a big after party of food and activities. This is the perfect first step for any HS student!
Group Night: This happens every Wednesday at 7pm at our NE Indy location when Student Night is not going on. This experience is designed for HS students to get into smaller groups so they can discuss their faith and grow closer to God and one another.
Annual Winter Retreat: At the end of February, we take our HS students to a lodge in Indiana where they can go deeper in relationships and discuss topics that are important for their faith and stage of life.
Annual Motion Conference: On the last weekend of July, we take our students to the largest student Conference in the world where over 15,000 other students come together to ignite their passion for Jesus. More info can be found at: www.motionstudents.com
Why We Do It:
- To love students well. To help them experience the love of God through loving relationships with our leaders and other students
- To lead students in a growing relationship with Jesus. To help them get closer to God and other people through more intimate relationships (small groups)
- To launch students out to be the church and change the world. We give them opportunities to serve within our church and around our community and city.
Testimonies from students and small group leaders
Jerimiah Gorman: “Serving as a small group leader in the student ministry has allowed not only me but my whole family to encourage, disciple, and live life with these students. It is not just having fun seeing a movie, grilling out, or playing video games either. It has also been spiritually challenging in the best way possible. In order to help these students become God dependent and draw closer to Him, I have learned I have to be open and authentic about my own struggles when I was their age and how God brought me through them. Seeing God work in these student’s hearts and lives has made all the time and effort worthwhile. There is no greater reward than knowing your humble efforts are making an eternal impact.”
High School Students:
Imani: “What I love most about our high school ministry is how accepting and close we are as a group. I've never met a group of people my age who are so loving of everyone who comes through the doors of MidWeek every other week!”
Noah: “The ministry has impacted me by making me feel closer to God as a family. The ministry makes people feel welcome and not judged in any way. It's an all around great program for students who are seeking God.”
Lucy: “I really love that all the leaders are so approachable. I've been to youth groups in the past & the leaders always seemed to be these perfect Christians who never did anything wrong. Some people might think they want that in a leader, but that can make talking to them a bit intimidating. I like that all of our high school leaders all have a story & are not perfect.”
Mona: “I love our high school ministry because it’s such an accepting environment where I’ve met some of my really good friends. Also, I like how the messages apply to my life as a high schooler.”