Why We Exist
We hope to encourage each student to get to know God and begin an intimate relationship with Him that will last a lifetime. ELEVATE Student Ministry reaches middle and high school students and helps them:
- CONNECT though cultivating authentic relationships with God, ourselves, and others
- PARTICIPATE in small groups, worship and Bible study in order to awaken spiritually and personalize Biblical truths
- MOVE from just learning about to living out the Gospel though discover, development and practice of our spiritual gifts
- FOLLOW Jesus Christ by SERVING our community and our world
- GROW continually in faith by allowing the spirit of God to work, so that we reflect the character of Christ
9:45-10:45am Matthias Family Life Center-3rd Floor
Sunday mornings on our campus are energizing and exciting. Student Ministry offers a time of fellowship and learning for 6th to 12th grade students. This a great way to connect with friends and learn about God. Hope to see you each Sunday at 9:45am; so catch a ride in the elevator and join us for some fun (air hockey, ping pong, pool) and some tasty treats before the lesson! Worship services are held at 8:30am and 11:00am (traditional) in the sanctuay, and at 9:45am (contemporary) in the Matthias Family Life Center. We encourage our students to grab some friends and enjoy one of these services together.
ELEVATE Sunday Nights
6:00-8:15pm, Matthias Family Life Center 3rd Floor
All 6th to 12th graders welcome! Join us for a time of worship, small groups, fun games, a thought provoking message and delicious dinner. Bring $5 for dinner, unless it’s your first time, then it’s FREE! At ELEVATE there are lots of laughs during our fellowship time and we play some crazy fun games. Check out the high school lounge, a place designed just for you with soda and snacks as well as pool, ping pong, air hockey and arcade and video games.
Each week there is powerful and exciting worship led by our ELEVATE Student Worship Team. Hear a message that is geared especially towards you. Spend some time in a small group, where students connect with peers to discuss and personalize the message you just heard. At ELEVATE, we exist to give you a safe place for ALL students to feel loved and accepted exactly where you are –whether you are unsure about this whole faith thing or you have been in church your whole life.
Small Group Bible Studies
Spend some time each week growing closer to a group of friends while learning about the Word of God — oh, and having a ton of fun doing so. Choose from four Bible studies that meet each week, so find the one below that fits for you.
Middle School Guys Bible Study; Wednesdays, 4-6pm in Matthias Family Life Center- 3rd floor lounge
Middle School Girls Bible Study; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm in Matthias Family Life Center- 2ns floor Resource Center
High School Guys Bible Study; Tuesdays, 6-8pm in Matthias Family Life Center- 3rd floor lounge
High School Girls Bible Study; Tuesdays, 6-8pm in Matthias Family Life Center- 3rd floor lounge
Confirmation Class (January-April)
If you choose, this is your opportunity to commit your life to God by joining the church. Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment. Students will learn during a 12-week session about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and teachings and The United Methodist Church, and an explanation of what it means to be a part of the church and how to live a life that honors God.
More Great Stuff
SERVING OTHERS (Mission)
Part of our faith calls us to serve those that are in need in our community, in our country and around the world. ELEVATE Student Ministry provides awesome opportunities each year for all students to get involved, get connected, and to grow in their faith as a part of a mission trip. Check out this summer’s mission trips and service opportunities.
ENCOUNTER RETREAT (early spring)
A time to get away from the stresses of school and life and have a relaxing, inspiring weekend in which we “encounter” God in our lives. Open to all 6th-12th graders to connect through worship, fellowship and fun.You may also encounter crazy characters fun and silly games, and get a chance to hang out with friends and make new ones. Hear a great message and have plenty of down time to rest and relax in the beauty of God’s creation.
E.K.O. WEEK (early August)
We kick off back to school and fall with the ELEVATE Kick Off (EKO) event. A three-night event (Sunday-Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm); each night we have great food, awesome games & activities, powerful worship, and a meaningful message. Have fun with bounce houses, scavenger hunts, crazy characters, and more. Friends and non-members welcome.
The IMPACT Singers the ELEVATE Praise Band are a vibrant part of FUMCWP’s music.
Students also can participate in the Studio 150.
You will experience a variety of retreats and special events throughout the year. We’re always trying to connect with students and share life together.
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