Junior High Ministry

5th - 8th GRADE



We are so excited to announce that we will be resuming live services for our 5th-8th grade students starting Sunday, October 4th. Along with that news, we are overjoyed to announce that we will be offering a JHM service at both our 9am and 11am services. 

We have missed seeing students in person each week and we cannot wait to welcome them all back! At our JHM services we will be observing social distancing best practices and we will be asking all students to wear a face covering. 

Our 5th-8th grade small groups will continue take place offsite (Zoom or in person) during the week for the remainder of the semester. 

Student Night is a worship experience for students designed specifically to fuel their next step in Christ. At Student Night, all 7-12th students gather together on the second Wednesday of each month to have fun, build relationships, worship, and go deeper in their faith! Student Night is a great first step for any student looking to get plugged into everything going on for students at Heartland.

We hope you student will join us at our next Student Night! 

Student Night
Every Second Wednesday
7-8:30pm / 96st Campus

For more info about student night or to get your student connected to a Student Night, contact us here. 

What We Do:

  • JHM Service: Junior High services meet in the upstairs chapel of our 96th street campus on Sundays during the 9am and 11am service. During these services, 5th-8th grade student have a chance to connect and worship with friends, have some fun, and hear a message specifically for them.
  • JHM Small Groups: Every week during the school year, Heartland Students offers age and gender specific Junior High small groups. At these small groups, student have an opportunity to grow in community with kids their same age and grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. No matter what grade your student is in, we promise we have a great group for them! If your student is not a part of a small group yet, click here to get connected to a group! 

What You Can Expect:

  • Your student will get connected to a protection-approved and trained adult small group leader who will be there every weekend to lead them.
  • Their small group will be based on their grade and gender where the adult leader will help them connect with other students in the group. 
  • Partnering with parents is a core value to us, and we will communicate weekly about our sermon series, upcoming events and parent trainings. To be added to our parent communications, click here.

Why We Do It:

  • To love students well. To help them experience the love of God through consistent, 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


“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.”    

“Being a small group leader is easily the most rewarding thing I do with my time. It amazes me how pouring all of myself into these girls, in turn, fills me up! My heart has never felt the overwhelming amount of love that it has since becoming their small group leader. These are relationships I treasure; with students and fellow small group leaders. We are one family and for that, I am blessed beyond measure!”

Junior High Students:

“I love having such a cool small group leader that I can talk to.”

“I love how in JHM everyone there is so friendly and treats you like family whether it's your first day or if you've been going for years. Another thing I like is that they incorporate games into the service, while learning about Christ. It's cool because you're having fun while learning about Jesus and other life lessons. Lastly, I love how all of the leaders can relate to you and give you advice no matter what the situation is.”

“I like being in JHM because it helps me understand the Bible better. It really speaks to me and it translates the confusing words in the Bible to something I really can understand. It's also just really fun and gives us fun ways to learn about God!”

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We’re happy to answer your questions in person on the weekend or click the button below to get more information.

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