Students

Are you a student in 6th-12th grade? Have you been going to church for a while, or not so much? Either way, we’re glad you’re here. We have done everything we can to create an environment for students (like you) to find meet others and explore exciting and challenging topics. 

Did we mention fun? Join us each week and come hang with some of the most committed leaders and staff as we make friends, learn, grow and understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus in middle school and high school. What’ve you got to lose?

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    Echo
    Grades 6–8

    A typical Echo includes: grabbing a snack, connecting with friends, playing sports and games, meeting new people, and much more. We have top-notch music and worship led by some of our own students, just like you. We will spend some time in the Bible, learning what God’s Word means in your life. No need to sign up, just show up! 

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    Abingdon
    Sundays @ 5:30–6:45 PM
    3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive

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    Bel Air
    Sundays @ 6–7:15 PM
    The Arena Club

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    Edgewood 
    Sundays @ 5:30–6:45 PM
    The EPICENTER at Edgewood

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    Mountain Road
    Sundays @ 5–6:30 PM 
    Cook Auditorium

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    New? Here's what to expect

    Echo (ECHO!) is our large group gathering designed especially for middle schoolers on Sunday nights. It’s a great environment where middle schoolers can develop new friendships, have fun together with old friends, and grow in their relationship with Jesus. We also have adults there to hang out with them and help them navigate some of the tough transitions that go along with this middle school phase. An echo is a reverberation or repetition of a noise; as followers of Jesus, we don’t seek to proclaim our own message but to echo the words and life of Christ. Echo exists to teach and equip students so that they can echo Christ in their world.

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    Collide
    Grades 9–12

    A typical Collide includes: grabbing some grub, connecting with friends, nine square, basketball, games, meeting new people, and much more! We have top-notch music and worship led by some of our own amazing students. We will spend some time in the Bible, learning what God’s word means in your life. No need to sign up, just show up!

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    Abingdon
    Sundays @ 7–8:30 PM
    3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive

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    Bel Air
    Sundays @ 7:15–8:30 PM
    The Arena Club

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    Edgewood 
    Sundays @ 7–8:30 PM
    The EPICENTER at Edgewood

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    Mountain Road
    Sundays @ 7–8:30 PM 
    Cook Auditorium

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    New? Here's what to expect.

    Collide is our large group gathering created for and by high schoolers. It’s a great environment where high schoolers connect with other high schoolers from around Harford and Baltimore counties to grow their relationship with Jesus, connect with our adult leaders and be challenged to live more like Jesus. Our adult team is also trained to help high schoolers find their calling and value in Jesus. Collide is the high school expression of worship where the obstacles of everyday life are removed so students can experience the uninhibited truth of God’s word as it collides with their lives through teaching, community and authentic response.

     

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    Small Group
    Various times & locations

    In small groups, genuine relationships grow and students are challenged by our adult leaders to grow to be more like Jesus. This is where students are known, cared for, and supported. Our goal with these groups is to help connect them with peers and adults to help them flourish in a life lived with Jesus. Our small group leaders truly are AWESOME, and one of the best tools we have to partner with you to help grow your student. Our groups are broken up by grade and gender to allow students at the same phase to build community. These groups meet in homes in our communities during the week. Interested in joining a group? Click the button below!

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    Fall Retreat 2018
    October 26–28

    Being together is a powerful thing. Being together doesn’t mean you see everything in the same way. It just means you are moving in the same direction as people who are going through similar things as you. It means that the people you wouldn’t imagine knowing God—start to know God. Our world is in need something like this. Now that school, sports, and busy schedules have started, Fall Retreat is the perfect time in the year to get away and refocus. Plus, we are going to have an absolute blast! Ride high on the zip line, climb the rock wall, kayak on the bay, hang out with awesome friends, dance the night away, eat delicious food and be challenged to live in community! You won’t want to miss it!
     

    Middle School (6th-8th grade)

    Sandy Hill Camp, North East, MD
    Friday, October 26 – Drop Off @ 4 PM, NLC – The Summit

    Sunday, October 28 – Pick up @ 1 PM, Mountain Center - Cook Auditorium

    Register


    High School (9th-12th grade)

    North Bay Adventure Camp, North East, MD
    Friday, October 26 – Drop Off @ 4 PM, Mountain Center - Cook Auditorium
    Sunday, October 28 – Pick up @ 1 PM, Mountain Center - Cook Auditorium
     

    Cost (all inclusive – transportation/lodging/food/retreat):

    • Early Bird (through October 15): $145
      (hold your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit)
    • Regular (October 16–October 25): $175
      (total due at time of registration)
    *No refunds will be given after early registration closes on October 15

     

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    Leader Registration

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    What else do I need to know?

    Well, we will send out a full participant guide 2 weeks before the retreat with all the big and small details. Be on the lookout and make sure we get a good email address so that we can keep you in the loop.
     
    Parents: Don’t worry, we will have lots of small group leaders and other adult leaders hanging out with us. However, if you would like to serve at The Fall Retreat please contact students@mountaincc.org to find out more!
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    Serve

    Students

    Want to make an impact? A simple way you can be a difference maker is through serving at church or in our community. There are so many places that need students just like you including at Echo or Collide, Mountain Kids, Welcome, FCA, or the Epicenter. The Students Team would love to talk to you to help you discover your gifts to help you find the best place for you to serve! Email us to find more about how you can connect through serving.

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    Adults

    In order for us to make disciples, more and better disciples, of students in our community, we need adults just like you to step up and serve with middle and high schoolers. We truly have roles that can fit any schedule, commitment level, or place you are in your relationship with Jesus. To find out more about these roles and who to contact, learn more by clicking the link below.

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    Parents
    Stay informed & connected

    Being a student in today’s culture is challenging, and you could argue that being a parent in today’s culture is even more challenging. That’s why keeping you informed and connected with resources and other parents is a major priority. We truly believe that the best person to disciple a student is a parent, but every student needs someone else. It is our desire to partner with you by cueing the parent, honoring the parent, and reinforcing the family. It is our desire to partner with you to help your student grow in his/her relationship with God.
     

    Resources

    As we partner with you in helping to raise up your teenager, we want to make sure that we provide practical resources that allow you to take the lead in raising up spiritually sound Christ followers. All of these resources have been vetted and come highly recommended from our team. If you have any questions feel free to email us.

    More resources coming soon.


    Serve

    Statistics show that when more teenagers are in meaningful, mentor-like, relationships with adults who love Jesus, they are more likely to connect to a church, bring their friends and stay in the church beyond high school. There are plenty of roles that can fit any schedule, commitment level, or place you are in your relationship with Jesus. To find out more about serving, email us or call 410-877-1824.

     
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    Special Needs

    Our Inclusive Program seeks to provide a specialized learning environment that will allow students to learn in the ways that best communicate to them. With a team of wonderful leaders we work to provide both contained classes and mainstreamed opportunities through one to one relationships. Students are eager to come to class, meet new friends, and learn about God.

    To adequately meet your needs, we ask that you complete the Special Needs Enrollment Form and/or contact us prior to any classroom involvement. You can pick up this form at the Kids Welcome Desk.

    Mountain Road

    • All services: inclusion options available
    • 9:45 & 11:35 AM: contained classroom for early childhood and elementary students (Room 122)
    • 9:45 AM: contained classroom for teens and adults (Room 118/120)

    Abingdon

    • All services: inclusion options available
    • 9:45 AM: contained classroom for early childhood and elementary students (Room 106)

    Bel Air

    • All services: inclusion options available

    Edgewood

    • All services: inclusion options available
    • 11 AM: contained classroom for teens and adults

    Buddy Program

    This program allows one to one relationships that help students be mainstreamed into the regular kids program. These are available on a limited basis and only as we have on-going, available volunteers.