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Equipping Students to Live a Gospel-Centered Life

To say that we are excited to start another ministry year as a Student Ministry would be an understatement! I have both been looking forward to getting things started with the new school year for quite a while and for several reasons.

First of all, we absolutely love our students here at GFC! We are honored and humbled to be in a position to love on and minister to our students, the volunteers who serve alongside of us (the best volunteers in the world!), and the parents and families of these teenagers. What an amazing opportunity and responsibility we have!

Second, as we launch this ministry year our plan is to offer weekly programming on Sunday mornings year round. That’s right! We want to take advantage of those summer Sundays to continue building relationships and building the faith of our students.

Finally, we are implementing distinct Middle School and High School worship services during the 11am worship hour starting this Sunday, August 11. We strongly believe this will give us an incredible opportunity to more effectively minister to students that are in 7th and 8th grade versus students who are in 9th-12th grade.

ALIVE, our worship service for High School students, is a highly energetic and engaging worship experience designed for and by students in 9th-12th grades. Students will participate in great worship led by our students' worship band, have fun interacting with games and activities, hear biblical teaching, and encounter God and His Gospel every Sunday.

We are starting the year with a self-titled series, ALIVE. This series will set the tone for our year and lay foundations for the 3 key relationships every student must address: their relationship with God, themselves and others.

  • August 11th – Living God
  • August 18th – Alive in Christ
  • August 25th – Dying World

Help us start the year off with a bang by encouraging any and every High School student you know to join us this Sunday, August 11 at 11am in the East Auditorium for ALIVE!

Jason Lamb
Student Ministry Pastor


Since I joined staff at GFC last October, the prospect of dividing our Middle School and High School ministries has been on the horizon. That is finally happening this Sunday, August 11 during our 11am service. This is such an exciting time for both our Middle School and High School ministries. We cannot wait to continue to partner with you and our amazing volunteers to make this happen!

Our weekly worship service for 7th and 8th graders will be ELEVATE. It will be a weekly gathering focused on meeting our students where they are in life through worship, biblical teaching, games, and community. Our heart is to not just help students survive the 7th and 8th grade, but to equip them to live a Gospel-centered life during these formative years.

We are starting our year in ELEVATE with a series titled E-cubed, where we will look at three major themes for our year. Elevating God’s name, Engaging in community, and Extending the gospel.

  • August 11th- Elevate His Name
  • August 18th- Engage His Community
  • August 25th- Extend His Gospel

We hope you’re ready for this new stage of Grace Students. We know we are! Make sure to spread the word to any families and students that are impacted by this news. We will kick off ELEVATE August 11 at 11 am in the Upstairs Auditorium.

Josh Horton
Middle School Pastor

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