Students

Have you ever wanted to be a part of something greater than yourself? Mountain Students is a community that will challenge you to think about life in a way that provides significance, purpose, and belonging. 

Middle school and high school can be tough, but there is no need to go through it alone. Journey with other students to learn about following Jesus, discovering a community where you can be real, and making a positive impact wherever you go.

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    Students Groups
    January 2021

    Real conversations. Life-long friendships. Adult leaders who truly care.

    Being a part of Students Groups is the best decision you can make! In Students Groups, there’s an authentic community where it’s safe to be yourself while also being challenged to grow and be a better you. There are times to have fun and connect with new friends. Plus, there are adult leaders there for you who genuinely care about you and want to hear how your week is going.

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    Details

    Starting January 2021, Mountain Students will regather and reengage in community through the launch of Students Groups. Students Groups is an experience that is centered around relationships and helps connect every student to a group of students led by Group Leaders. Middle and high schoolers will arrive at their Mountain campus on Wednesdays to hang out, connect, and be challenged through a message designed specifically for students. After the message, the best part of the night kicks off as everyone breaks into smaller groups guided by adult leaders where students can share what’s going on in their lives and talk about the message.

    Students Groups will take place at each of our campuses and will replace the previous student large group and small group environments. Can’t wait that long to find true community and connection? You can join a group today! There are groups that are currently meeting as we all prepare for this shift.

    At a Glance
    Launching January 2021
    Wednesday nights at each Mountain campus

    General Flow of a Students Groups Night

    • 30 minutes - Hang Out: An opportunity to have fun and to chill with friends
    • 25 minutes - Campus Time: A time for everyone to get together and hear a challenge message
    • 40 minutes - Group Time: The main part of the night where students connect in smaller groups and share what’s going on in their lives

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    Middle School
    Grades 6-8

    The phase when there are never enough snacks, too many hormones, and a dramatic kid asks “Who cares?” The phase when nothing you do is cool, everything is fun in a crowd, and one smart kid will keep reminding you, “Yeah... I know.” Most middle schoolers ask their first abstract question, “Who am I?”

    STUDENTS GROUPS
    Real conversations. Life-long friendships. Adult leaders who truly care.

    Joining a small group is the best decision you can make! In small groups, there’s an authentic community where it’s safe enough to be yourself while you are also challenged to grow to be more like Jesus through caring adult leaders.

    This is where students are known, cared for, and loved. The goal of these groups is to connect with peers and adults in order to help you flourish in a life lived with Jesus. Small group leaders truly are AWESOME, and they are one of the best tools we have to partner with you.

    Join a group by clicking the link below, and someone from the Students Team will reach out.

    Join a Group

    Students Groups are currently meeting in a variety of ways. Use the Join a Group button to find out what’s available for your student.

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    High School
    Grades 9-12

    The phase when friendships shift, grades count, and interests change so often students have to explain, “This is me now.” The phase when everyone else can... nobody else has to... and your resolute teen will push you to answer, “Why not?” High schoolers look to answer the question, "What is my purpose?"

    STUDENTS GROUPS
    Real conversations. Life-long friendships. Adult leaders who truly care.

    Joining a small group is the best decision you can make! In small groups, there’s an authentic community where it’s safe enough to be yourself while you are also challenged to grow to be more like Jesus through caring adult leaders.

    This is where students are known, cared for, and loved. The goal of these groups is to connect with peers and adults in order to help you flourish in a life lived with Jesus. Small group leaders truly are AWESOME, and they are one of the best tools we have to partner with you.

    Join a group by clicking the link below, and someone from the Students Team will reach out.

    Join a Group

    Students Groups are currently meeting in a variety of ways. Use the Join Group Button to find out what’s available for your student.

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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

    The best person to disciple a student is a parent, but every student (and parent) needs someone else who loves God and loves them.

    Parenting is one of the most important roles someone can have, but sometimes it’s hard to see the impact that is being made. From scurrying to the next practice, club meetings, or music lessons it’s hard to pause and reflect on how it’s going. Couple that with the fact that being a parent of a middle or high schooler comes with some of the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. Sometimes it can be downright impossible to truly know how it’s going.

    But take heart, and don’t give up. Being a parent doesn’t have to be this way, and there’s no need to do it alone. Mountain Students partners with parents to help raise up students that have an authentic faith of their own.

    From resources that speak into tough situations to working with volunteers as they engage with students (Small Group Leaders are the best!), there is plenty to take advantage of when you join a community with other parents. Take a look below and don’t hesitate to connect as we partner together to help your student develop an authentic faith of their own.


    COVID-19 Resources

    Here are some specific resources for you as a parent in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. (The resources below this section are great, too!)

    Anxiety Conversation Guides for Kids and Students 
    Crisis Conversation Guides for Kids and Students
    Parent’s Guide to Technology | Mountain Students

    Join the Facebook Group - Mountain Families Group

    People

    • Small Group Leader – By far, the best way to partner together is through working with a small group leader. These volunteer leaders are trained, equipped, and connected to help your student develop an authentic faith. Join a Students Group today by clicking one of the following links: Middle School | High School
    • Student Staff – In addition to our team of volunteers, our Staff Team is available as a resource to talk, equip, and encourage you in this journey. Connect with us!

    Online Resources

    • Mountain Families Facebook Group - A Facebook Group from Mountain that connects you to other parents and helps cue you through curated content about parenting
    • Mountain Students Facebook Page - All content from the Students Instagram will also be posted here to help parents stay connected to what’s going on
    • Parent Cue Blog - A blog updated regularly to cue parents to make the most of the time that’s left
    • Axis Culture Translator – Gain weekly insight into how pop culture, technology, and media are influencing middle and high schoolers
    • Fuller Youth Institute - Group that takes academic research and helps make it practical for parents

    Books and Podcasts

    • Phase Guides – Phase Guide Website | Amazon
    • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity – Amazon | Orange (also available wherever books are sold)
    • Don't Miss It – AmazonOrange (also available wherever books are sold)
    • The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family - Amazon | Fuller Youth Institute (also available wherever books are sold)
    • Parent Cue Live Podcast - Website (available wherever you listen to podcasts)
    • Smart Family Podcast - Website (available wherever you listen to podcasts)

    Serve With Students

    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 or reach out to your campus' Student Pastor.