Welcome to Kish Student Ministry. Our vision is "Intentionally helping students become fully devoted followers of Christ." We do this through formal and informal ways, such as Age-Specific Sunday School, Sunday evening Youth Group, Sr. High Hangouts, Student Ministry Team, Individual Mentoring & Occasional Events, Retreats, and more. As you walk into our youth ministry, you will notice a friendly, inviting group of people who simply desire to know and love Jesus and make Him known through their lives.
SM Age-Specific Sunday School: Sundays, 8:45am - 9:45am
Sunday School is a time to dig deeper into God' Word and biblical topics. To do this better, we have separate Sunday Schools for our Jr. High (6th-9th grade) and Sr. High (9th-12th grade). We allow 9th graders to choose which group they want to attend, based on their interest, group dynamics of each class, topics and friends.
Sr. High Sunday School is taught by one of our elders, Drex Treaster. It's the first room on the left as you walk in the main entrance on the lower level. This group covers multiple topics, based on student/teacher interests and is a discussion-based format with facilitating by Drex.
Jr. High Sunday School is taught by Pastor Chris Garland, in the student ministries room in the lower level of our building. Various topics are discussed in this class. We are currently working through various case studies that are helping students think through how to biblically handle real-life issues they may encounter.
SM Combined Youth Group: Sundays, 6pm - 8pm
Youth Group, at Kish, is always a blast. We typically start out with a little bit of free-time, as students show up, enjoy hanging out with each other or watch music videos. We then head into a group game time, that ranges from sit down games, to higher energy sports. From group games, we move into a creative lesson/discussion on the Cross-Roads of Life. This takes place in our student ministries room. This year, our theme is "Cross Roads" The time ends with prayer and then a few minutes of free-time and snacks. Once a month, we typically take one Sunday night for a special youth group event. Join us any week for youth group and don't forget to ask Pastor Chris for a free gift bag if you are a first time visitor.
SM Sr. High Hangout: One Wed. & One Thurs. Each Month, 6:30-8pm
Twice-a-Month we offer Sr. High Hangouts for our 9th-12th grade students. Each month we have one Hangout Time on a Wednesday and another on a Thursday, to accommodate different students' schedules. These hangout times take place in homes and involve getting to know each other, eating together and then a short biblically-based discussion on relevant topics. Click Here for a list of spring dates, times & locations!
Student Ministry Team: Once Every 4-6 Weeks
This school year, we started a Student Ministry Team for any 7th-12th grade students who desired to serve as student leaders/servants in our youth minsitry. This team meets once every 4-6 weeks and is learning servant leadership principles from the book "Help - I'm a Student Leader" by Doug Fields. If you are interested in learning how to be a student leader, just contact Pastor Chris!
SM Youth Events:
Our student ministry hold several events each year. They range from day hikes, to camping, winter retreats, conferences, creative nights, all-nighters, movie nights, service projects, missions trips and more. Feel free to contact Pastor Chris and have him put you on the email list to recieve youth updates. Some of our upcoming and past events can be seen below in the SM Facebook Feed. If you plan on attending youth group or one of our youth events, please fill out this yearly liability form and return it to Pastor Chris.
SM Facebook Feed
Want to know what's going on? Email Pastor Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org