Redeemer Student Ministry

Middle and high school can be a confusing and crazy time, and yet filled with incredible joy and growth. Redeemer desires to step into those great years to walk alongside students helping them know they are not alone by providing worship gatherings, gospel-centered teaching, guidance, and friendships.

Redeemer Youth: Sunday evenings (main weekly gathering)
We believe that the gospel enables us to enjoy life in a way that nothing else can offer. Redeemer Youth serves as a weekly reminder of that truth. Join us every Sunday night for a time of food, worship, teaching, and discipleship groups.
All students grades 6-12 are welcome.
When: 5:30pm-7:00pm, Sunday evenings each week
Where: At our building, main entrance

Sunday Morning Bible Study
All students grades 6-12 are welcome
When: 9:30am-10:15am, Sunday mornings each week
Where: Daily Bread Cafe – Next to Redeemer backdoor entrance

Email for more information.

Our Vision:

We exist to help students awaken and journey in their lives with Jesus as they grow in their understanding that they are beautifully created, broken more than they originally thought, and loved by God more than they ever dared to dream.

Our Values:

Value 1: Gospel Centered
The message of Jesus–the Gospel–is not the ABC’s of Christianity (the beginning), but the A to Z (the totality). We see the great need for students to learn of their identity in Christ, and thus to learn to abide in Christ, as they age and prepare to leave home.

Value 2: Relationally Driven
We see our leadership and gatherings as tools to inspire relationships that can help a student as we navigate together the middle and high school years. Students need trusting relationships with adult leaders where they feel free to have honest conversations about the struggles, doubts, and pressures they are facing.

Value 3: Worship and Devotion Based
We desire to help students learn how the promises of God’s perfect love toward them creates practices in their lives of devotion and the blessing of walking in the spirit and worshipping God.

Our Hope:

To create and community and environment where students learn to encourage and love other students, and adult volunteers are equipped to walk alongside students as students discover their identity in Jesus and worship God.

This is done by weekly worship, biblical teaching, small groups, investment by adult volunteers, student leadership, periodic fellowship gatherings, semi annual retreats, and partnering with parents to best equip them to love and raise their children through the teen years.

Student Ministry Calendar 2017-2018

November 2017
12 – Parent meeting in Sanctuary after service – 15 minutes
19 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for Thanksgiving Break

December 2017
17 – Christmas party and games (5:30pm-7:00pm, off-site in lieu of normal gathering, details TBA)
24 – No Sunday morning Bible Study or Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for Christmas Eve
31 – No Sunday morning Bible Study or Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for New Years’ Eve

January 2018
7 – Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) starts back for 2018
14 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for MLK holiday weekend

February 2018
4 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) due to the Super Bowl
11 – Redeemer Youth social: Praise, Pirates, and Ping Pong (normal 5:30pm-7:00pm at church)
18 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for Winter Break

March 2018
4 – Parent meeting in Sanctuary after service – 15 minutes
23-25 – Spring retreat – Friday PM through Sunday noon. Details TBA
25 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) due to weekend retreat

April 2018
1 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for Easter and and Spring Break
29 – Redeemer Youth Social – Corndogs, Cornhole, and Color War (5:30pm-7:30PM, off site in lieu of normal gathering, details TBA)

May 2018
27 – No Redeemer Youth (evening gathering) for Memorial Day holiday

June 2018
10 – Student PM Social – Cookout and Capture the Flag (6:30pm-8:30pm, off site in lieu of normal gathering, details TBA)
16-23 – Blue Skies Camp // Port St. Joe, FL – our mission trip to serve families with a child with cancer. Available to all students grades 6th-12th. 6th and 7th graders must have a parent attend with me.

July 2018
Normal Redeemer Youth (evening gatherings) are cancelled for Summerfest Weekday Fellowship Events – TBA

SharpTop Retreat – Dates TBA. Late August/September.

*All dates not noted are routine gatherings. (Sunday AM – 9:30am-10:15am; Sunday PM – 5:30pm-7:00pm)
*Redeemer fully plans to hold all events and times, but in the event of any change, we will communicate that change ASAP. As well, additional social outings will be coordinated through student D groups (D groups meet within our main weekly gathering on Sunday evening).