North Campus
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West Campus
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Students

We desire to provide an incredible environment for your students to walk through their teenage years growing in a relationship with Christ. Our student ministry partners with parents to develop students who are ready to lead in their faith when they graduate from high school. Join us for Student Grow Groups on Sunday mornings and Student Worship on Wednesday evenings. Let us know if you have any questions.

Parent Resources

As a ministry we seek to partner with you in raising up children who resemble Jesus in every way. We have provided some resources below that will assist you in your efforts to become the most Christ-like example for your children. In addition, you will find other valuable coaching materials to use as you guide them on their faith journey through all phases of life. 

BOOKS

Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp

reThink by Steve Wright

You Can Change by Tim Chester

Thriving in College by Alex Chediak

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Plugged In

This website contains entertainment reviews for parents. These reviews include information on movies, music, television and video games, as well as helpful articles about responsible screen watching.

A Simple Guide to Family Worship

Made available by The Church at Brook Hills, this short article is a helpful resource for families who are intentional about spiritual growth in the home.

 

  • North Campus
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  • Milestones

Taylor Anderson

Student Pastor, North Campus 

Student Groups 

Purpose: The purpose of Student Grow Groups is to connect students with adult leaders, other students, and God’s Word and develop Christ-followers through the study of God’s Word.

When: Student Grow Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00am for 7th-8th grade and 10:30am for 9th-12th grade in the Student Worship Center. In addition, Student Small Groups gather on Wednesday Nights as a part of Student Worship from 7:30pm-8:00pm.

What to Expect:  On Sunday mornings, Middle School students gather in the Student Center Building at 9:00am for Student Grow Groups, while High School students attend Worship at our Main Campus Building. At 10:30am, Middle School students walk over for Worship, and High School Students go to the Student Center Building for their Grow Group time. For the first 20 minutes of each hour, students are encouraged to fellowship, shoot basketball, play games, and eat donuts before Grow Groups begin. During group time, students fellowship with one another and engage in God's Word together. Grow Groups consist of studying the passage of the week in the form of four questions that are used in all Redemption Grow Groups: "What do we learn about God from this passage?", "What do we learn about man from this passage?", "How is God speaking to you from this passage?", "What do you need to do to obey Him?".

Ways to Get Involved: If you would like to serve in the Redemption Student Ministry Department, please contact the Student Ministry Assistant, Katie Locke, at . There are many ways for adults to get involved which include serving as a Lead Facilitator, Co-Facilitator, Observer or Outreach Coordinator. 

 

Student Worship

Purpose: The purpose of Student Worship is to reach the lost and make disciples of students who follow Jesus and embrace His supremacy in their lives. 

When: The Student Worship service begins on Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm.

What to Expect:  On Wednesday afternoon, Student Worship kicks off with a pre-service hang out from 3:00pm-6:30pm in the Redemption Student Center. Students are encouraged to fellowship, shoot basketball, play air hockey, play pool, play ping pong, or grab something to eat from the Student Cafe upstairs. Pizza, Chick-fil-a, drinks, candy, nachos, chips, and other snacks are regularly offered for purchase. The worship service begins at 6:30pm and is followed by Small Groups. Parent pick up is at 8:30pm.

Ways to Get Involved: If you would like to serve in the Redemption Student Ministry Department, please contact the Student Ministry Assistant, Katie Locke, at . There are many ways for adults and students to get involved with our ministry teams which include: serving as a greeter, on the Student Leadership Team, on the security team, in the café, on the tech team, on the worship team, as a counselor, or as a Grow Group Leader. 

Cliff Downey

Student Pastor, West Campus

Student Groups

Purpose: The purpose of Student Grow Groups is to connect students with adult leaders, other students, and God’s Word and develop Christ-followers through the study of God’s Word.

When: Student Grow Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the Student Worship Center for grades 6th-12th. The Student Grow Groups are divided into four groups which include: Middle School Boys, Middle School Girls, High School Boys, and High School Girls. In addition, Student Small Groups gather on Wednesday Nights as a part of Student Worship from 7:30pm-8:00pm.

What to Expect:  On Sunday mornings, students gather in the Student Center Building at 9:00am for Student Grow Groups. During this time, students fellowship with one another and engage in God's Word together. Grow Groups consist of studying the passage of the week in the form of four questions that are used in all Redemption Grow Groups: "What do we learn about God from this passage?", "What do we learn about man from this passage?", "How is God speaking to you from this passage?", "What do you need to do to obey Him?".

Ways to Get Involved: If you would like to serve in the Redemption Student Ministry Department, please contact the Student Ministry Assistant, Katie Locke, at . There are many ways for adults to get involved which include serving as a Lead Facilitator, Co-Facilitator, Observer or Outreach Coordinator.

 

Student Worship

Purpose: The purpose of Student Worship is to reach the lost and make disciples of students who follow Jesus and embrace His supremacy in their lives. 

When: The Student Worship service begins on Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm.

What to Expect:  On Wednesdays, Student Worship kicks off with a pre-service hang out from 3:00pm-6:30pm in the Student Center. Students are encouraged to fellowship, shoot basketball, play games, or grab something to eat from the Student Cafe. Pizza, drinks, candy, chips, and other snacks are regularly offered for purchase. The worship service begins at 6:30pm and is followed by Small Groups. Parent pick-up is at 8:30pm.

Ways to Get Involved: If you would like to serve in the Redemption Student Ministry Department, please contact the Student Ministry Assistant, Katie Locke, at . There are many ways for adults and students to get involved with our ministry teams which include: serving as a greeter, on the Student Leadership Team, on the security team, in the café, on the tech team, on the worship team, as a counselor, or as a Grow Group Leader.

Student Ministry Events

Advance: Every February Redemption Student Ministry hosts a weekend devoted to developing followers of Jesus. Advance Weekend is a time for students to grow in their spiritual walk, while also learning the importance of living life on mission through sharing the gospel. During Advance students are encouraged to engage in worship, small group time in host homes, breakout sessions, activities and games. 

Summer Camp: During the summer months, the Student Ministry offers an off campus summer camp for ages 6th-12th grade. Summer Camp focuses on connecting students to Jesus Christ through worship, games, missions, and fellowship with others. This time away from a weekly routine allows students to experience God and others in a more intimate and personal way. 

Student Leadership University: SLU is a leadership conference designed to equip and deploy students to become disciple-makers of Jesus.

101- SLU 101 specifically focuses on allowing students to understand the basics of leadership and pursing their personal goals. Every summer, students from Redemption Student Ministry venture to Orlando, FL for the opportunity to grow in their leadership and biblical wisdom at SLU 101. 

Shape your students' future through the ultimate experience at SLU 101! Your students will begin their leadership journey by understanding that leadership begins at Jesus' feet. From behind the scenes at SeaWorld to world-class speakers in unique learning environments, SLU 101 teaches your students the practical, relational, and life skills to change the way they think, dream, and lead!

201- After attending SLU 101, Redemption Students are afforded the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for a more hands-on experience into what leadership looks like through the SLU 201 conference. 

Building on the foundation of personal leadership learned at SLU 101, SLU 201 will put you in the heart of our Washington, D.C. and equip you to lead as a citizen and catalyst for change. Experience the Nation's Capital in a way that most will never be able to. Tour the monuments by twilight, walk the hall of Congress, learn from national leaders and witness the legacy of the Founding Fathers as you discover your own role in society's future.

301- The long awaited trip to SLU 301 allows Redemption Students to exercise their biblical worldview as they travel overseas to learn more about what it takes to become a great leader.

At SLU 301, the leadership journey continues deeper into history as students traverse Europe, learning to think bigger about the world. As students experience the sacrifices made in the past and consider the worldviews of great philosophers who have paved the way, they learn that leaders are called to shape history and leave a legacy for Jesus that is bigger than themselves.

Back to School Bash: As a means of engaging our community, Redemption Student Ministry hosts our biggest event of the year, the Back to School Bash, every August. During the Back to School Bash, Redemption Student Ministry offers a welcoming environment for students to fellowship with one another through inflatables, games, and food. 

Joy Dance: A Redemption Student Ministry favorite is our annual Joy Dance. The Joy Dance is a community outreach event that most similarly resembles a special needs prom. Every fall the Redemption Student Ministry students welcome families of special needs into the Redemption Student Center to participate and engage in a formal night of dancing, eating and fellowshipping with one another.  

For more information regarding any of these events, please contact the Redemption Student Ministry Administrative Assistant, Katie Locke, at (251) 679-3266 or

Our Commitment to Parents

At Redemption Church, we want to assist parents as they hand down their faith in God to the next generation of believers in their family. We desire to be an intimate and valuable partner with parents who are striving to raise spiritual champions for Christ. Our process of making disciples is “Together, We Love Christ and Show His Love as We… Worship, Grow, and Go.”

What Are Legacy Milestones?

To support parents in the spiritual development of their child, we have created seven unique milestones through which parents will lead their children. Each milestone will mark and celebrate a significant landmark in the life of a child beginning with their physical birth to their graduation from high school. So what are the actual milestones?

Legacy Milestone #1 – Parent/Baby Dedication
An opportunity for parents (with the support of the church family) to dedicate their lives to the spiritual development of their child with the intent of leading them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This day begins with workshop that not only gives instructions for the dedication event, but also provides parents with tools and resources to be effective spiritual leaders in their home.

Legacy Milestone #2 – Preschool Ministry Crossover
When children turn 2 years old, parents will receive an information packet that will help guide them through the transition of moving into the Preschool Ministry. As children begin to grow, we want to encourage them to understand who God is and why He loves them. As they develop physically, personally, and intellectually – we want to help parents navigate their spiritual growth effectively.

Legacy Milestone #3 – Kids Ministry Crossover
During the worship service, parents of new 1st graders will receive an age-appropriate Bible to present to their child to begin studying God’s Word as they grow to know Christ. After the presentation, the families will move to the Kids Ministry Worship Theater. Children will be introduced to their 1st grade teacher and parents will participate in an informational workshop.

Legacy Milestone #4 – Salvation, Baptism, and Discipleship
Receiving the Gospel – When a parent is aware of a child’s understanding of sin, he or she can obtain tools from the Kids Ministry to share the Gospel with their child. This allows parents the opportunity and privilege of leading their child to the Lord.
Baptism – When a child has accepted Christ, an appointment can be made with either Erin Holmes or Pastor Mark Messick to discuss their salvation experience and schedule their baptism.
Discipleship – After a child has accepted Christ and been baptized, the discipleship process begins. Parents can lead their child through a discipleship program to help them grow in their new faith. Relational discipleship begins in the home and extends to their small groups and beyond.

Legacy Milestone #5 – M56 Crossover
Upon completion of fourth grade, we want to help students successfully transition from our Kids Ministry to our M56 Preteen Ministry. M56 is a name that represents not only the grade level of the students, but more importantly the message of Matthew 5:6: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they will be filled.” We believe these students desire more from God’s Word and we are striving to help them deepen their relationship with God. We also believe this is the appropriate age to begin the discussion of purity.

Legacy Milestone #6 – Student Ministry Crossover
For Students – A night of fun introduction into our student ministry’s Wednesday Night Worship. We will begin the night at 5:30pm with a fun hang out time in our Student Center. Then, at 6:00pm, students participate in their first Student Worship service. At 8:00pm we will take the students bowling.
For Parents – On Sunday, August 7th we will have a special time with the parents of upcoming 7th graders. We will provide breakfast and introduce parents to our Student Ministry. We will give encouragement and challenge about how we can partner with parents during the teen years. A bible will be given to the student to help guide them through their teen years.

Legacy Milestone #7 – Equipped and Released to Go
Student Leadership Team – After students discover their gifts of service through the PLACE test, we will use them to help serve in areas of our church based on their gifts. There are opportunities with music, technical media, greeting, creative ministries, and more. Students can begin serving on our Student Leadership Team at any time during their involvement in Student Ministry.
Evangelism Explosion: The SYF Workshop as a "Kick Off Event" is an essential prerequisite for an effective Everyday Evangelism course. Students will attend eight sessions of evangelism training that include preparatory devotions, classroom instruction, and on-the-job training. Scripture verses and transitions strengthen the ability of believers to communicate the Gospel message.

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