Impact Student Ministries is for grades 6-12. We are a student ministry that focusses on serving Christ by serving others. The vision set forth for this Ministry from it's inception is that the Students and Leaders be Impacted by the Word of God, so that they in turn we can Impact those we come in contact with.
9am – 10am: This is our Bible Study hour in which we study one book of the Bible at a time. This is often done with a combination of reading of the Scriptures and videos that coincide. Our goal is to break the Scriptures down into a way that the students learn about what was taking place, during what time, involving who, and why it is important to the Gospel. We also make sure to apply this Scripture to today and how it is designed to Impact their lives today.
10am – 10:30am: Break Time: This time is set aside for the youth to fellowship with one another and prepare for the main service that begins at 10:30. Student's often spend this time in the Student Game Area playing Pool, Foosball, Carpetball, or Air Hockey. Hebrews 10:25 says, "Do not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. We believe this time of fellowship and time of encouragement has a vital Impact on the lives of our Students.
10:30am – 11:30am: We attend main worship during this hour. We believe it is important that students learn what it is to experience corporate worship as a member of the church body; breaking bread with one another through communion.
Sunday evenings are set aside for our Small Group time. Small Groups are for those students that are serious about taking the next step in their walk with Christ. We write or pick studies that Impact and challenge the students in a way that they desire to put their faith into action on a daily basis, Impacting the people they come in contact with the Truth of the Gospel.
Small Groups start at 6pm with Food and Fellowship, followed by the study/discussion time from 7pm – 8:30.
Wednesdays are topic driven (things Students deal with on a day to day basis) and backed up by Scripture. Most of the time these topics are picked by the Students or we will pick one based on things we see that they are struggling or dealing with. We know that God’s Word is our road map to handling what life throws at us, and can have a huge Impact on how we handle or deal with these challanges.
Class starts at 7 and runs until 8ish, but we have dinner available starting at 5:30. Most of the youth come at 5:30 to eat and have time to hang out in the Game Area before class starts. This gives them time to catch up with their peers on how their weeks are going. That way they can focus better when class does start. We usually kick class off with an extreme game or crazy activity that ties into the lesson.
We believe in the importance of keeping students engaged in church. We participate in camps, mission trips, youth conferences, beach retreats, ski retreats, and many other outings. We try to have something every month of the year.