Where we are
As a church plant, we knew that starting a student ministry in a shared building would be a challenge. As a church with a heart for the family, we knew it was a challenge that we had to face. That's why Mission Lakewood Church is partnering with Young Life and Wyld Life for her Mission Students ministry.
Young Life is a discipleship and relationship-focused program that works with students both in and out of their schools. One of their core beliefs is the belief in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.
We could not be more happy about the chance to partner with them as we work with students in Lakewood!
What it looks like: High School
From the perspective of a student, Mission Students will give them the chance to regularly be engaged and living life with leaders that genuinely care for them. They will have both weekly and monthly opportunities to connect.
On a weekly level, students in the Green Mountain area will be able to meet for Club on Monday nights at 7:30 at the Little Red Hen Art Studio in Lakewood (map here). And on Tuesday mornings, leaders arrive at Green Mountain High School around 7:30am with doughnuts ready to hang out with students. These two things happen alongside the school calendar and then take a break for the summer.
On a monthly level, Mission Students will partner with Young Life each month to have a big event for all students to invite their friends to come and enjoy. These will be anything from movie nights, to a day at Elitch's, to bowling---all with the intent of allowing students to grow their relationships with each other and with God.
What it looks like: Middle School
The ministry of Young Life to middle schoolers is called WyldLife. We will be working with the local middle schools to have weekly events in and out of their schools that give middle schoolers the chance to be discipled and grow their friendships. The weekly events for middle school will launch in the fall.
On a monthly level, Mission Students will coordinate and put on one big event each month just for middle schoolers to come and enjoy. These will be anything from movie nights, to a day at Elitch's, to bowling---all with the intent of allowing students to grow their relationships with each other and with God.
If you are interested in your student becoming a part of what Mission Students is doing, please email our Family Pastor at email@example.com.
If you are interested in being either a weekly or a monthly leader with Mission Students and Young Life, email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know and to begin the application process.