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 designed the perfect environment for students (like you) to find community and explore exciting and challenging topics. 

Did we mention fun? Join us each week, 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. What’ve you got to lose?

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    Student Mission Trips
    June–July, 2017

    Calendar
    • January 29: Application due (with $150 deposit)
    • February 6: Leader review of applications
    • February 12 & 19: Student interviews
    • March 5: Team meeting #1 (with parents)
    • March 26: Team meeting #2
    • April 22: ServeFest
    • May 7: Team meeting #3 (50% of support raised)
    • June 3: Team meeting #4
    • June 28: DR team departs (12am or later)
    • June 30 (tentative): AZ team departs
    • July 8: DR team returns
    • July 8 (tentative): AZ team returns

    Fundraising 
    Students are expected to raise at least half of the trip cost through donations/fundraising. In future meetings, we’ll share how to send support letters, etc.

    Application Info & Interviews

    • Students should start filling out the application NOW.
    • Application Deadline is January 29 (this is a FIRM date).
    • The trip is limited in size depending on what the local mission team can support.
    • 5 references needed: Teachers, small group leader, employer, pastors, adult friends
    • Student Interviews will be February 12 & 19 (we call to schedule)

    Apply

    Meetings
    As a member of a Short Term Mission (STM) Team, your participation in all of the preparation and communication meetings is essential to ensure that we have a safe and effective trip. You are expected to attend and participate in all of the meetings, team building activities, and assigned trip preparation activities. 

    Pray
    Please start praying for the trip, our safety, that God will help us be the best disciples that we can be, that all of our trip needs will be met, and for the local teams in Arizona and Dominican Republic and the ministry they are currently doing.

    Arizona

    Details
    June 29–July 8, 2017 (tentative)
    $950

    The Mission
    Apache Youth Ministry (AYM) is a non-denominational, youth organization that serves the White Mountain Apache Tribe on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. We believe that our most valuable tool for evangelism is love that meets both physical and spiritual needs through relationships based on the teachings and example modeled by Jesus.

    Trip Leaders 
    Don and Michele Roush. For questions, contact Don at droush5@live.com.

    $950 Cost 
    This cost covers everything needed on the trip: airfare, meals, travel expenses, team shirts & devotional books. First deposit ($150) is due along with the application.

    Dominican Republic

    Details
    June 28–July 8, 2017
    $1,400 

    The Mission
    On our DR trip, we will be working with Christian Dominican Evangelistic Mission (CDEM). In the town of Monte Cristi and surrounding communities we will work with the local church to do outreach activities. We will support the church services with children’s programming, host a Vacation Bible School (VBS), do CHE (Community Health Evangelism) projects as outreach to the surrounding areas, and provide sports/game activities for the children throughout the week.

    Trip Leaders
    Erik Lackey, Skip Howe, and Hannah Olson. For questions, contact Erik at erik.m.lackey@pepsico.com.

    Passport
    Apply immediately after being selected for the trip if you do not have one.

    $1,400 Cost

    This cost covers everything needed on the trip: airfare, meals, travel expenses, team shirts & devotional books. It does not include Passport cost, shots, malaria pills, or work clothes. First deposit ($150) is due along with the application.

     

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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 Middle School students, just like you. We will spend some time in the Bible, learning what God’s Word means in your life. Expect the unexpected at Echo! Past Echos have included: zombies, exploding vegetables, glow stick parties, nights of amazing worship, and much more. You won’t want to miss it! 

      Echo on Facebook
      Echo on Twitter
      Echo on Instagram
      Email Us

     

    Mountain Road
    Sundays @ 5–6:30 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM)
    Cook Auditorium

    Edgewood 
    Sundays @ 5–7 PM
    The EPICENTER at Edgewood


    New? Here's what to expect
    Echo is a Worship experience designed just for Middle School students on Sunday nights. It’s a place where fun, friends, and God connect. 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 High School students. We will spend some time in the Bible, learning what God’s word means in your life.  Expect the unexpected at Collide!  Past Collides have included: zombies, exploding vegetables, glow stick parties, amazing worship, and much more.  You won’t want to miss it. No need to sign up, just show up! 

      Collide on Facebook
      Collide on Twitter
      Collide on Instagram
      Email Us

     

    Mountain Road
    Sundays @ 7–8:30 PM (doors open until 9 PM)
    Cook Auditorium

    Edgewood 
    Sundays @ 5–7 PM
    The EPICENTER at Edgewood


    New? Here's what to expect.

    Collide is the high school expression of worship where the obstacles of every day life are removed so students can experience the uninhibited truth of God’s word as it collides with their lives through teaching, community & authentic response.

     

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    Join a Small Group
    Various times & locations

    In small groups, genuine relationships happen and students are challenged by God's word to grow. They are where students are known, cared for, and supported.

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    Serve

    If you love all the fun things we do and want to be a part of it, click below to learn more.

    Here are some places we need students like you:

    • Student Leader
    • Student Tech Team
    • Student Worship Team

    Learn More

     

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    Parents
    Stay informed & connected

    Being a student in today’s culture is challenging. 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. It is our desire to partner with you to help your student grow in his/her relationship with God.
     

    Stay Informed

    Newsletter
    For updates and helpful parenting tools, sign up here for our monthly parent newsletter. 
     
    Text Messages
    We want to keep you in the loop through text messages. We'll only send you messages with important info. Sign up by texting 'MtnStudents' to 39970.  
     

    Discussion Questions

    Every week after Echo & Collide we text questions to parents to help jump start discussions with their students on the way home. We want you to be able to interact with what we are teaching and what your student is learning. 
     
    Middle School: text 'MtnStudents ParentQ1' to 39970.
    High School: text 'MtnStudents ParentQ2' to 39970.
     

    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. 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. 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)

    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.