The middle school years are full of excitement and change as students transition from being “kids” to “youth.” It is a time of personal discovery, crisis, increased social and self-awareness, and a journey of discovering how to relate to God and others. The Middle School Community welcomes all students in 6th – 8th grade, their parents/guardians, and their Small Group leaders to walk through this pivotal time together.
The Middle School Community is committed to living out Highrock’s strategy of connecting personally to God, God’s people, and God’s purposes. Each week middle school students are invited to connect to God through worship, spiritual disciplines, and Christ-centered teaching. Students are encouraged to connect to God’s people by having fun together and experiencing life-giving relationships with each other. Finally, we empower students to connect to God’s purposes by giving them age-appropriate opportunities to use their unique gifts to serve the Church, their peers, their communities, and the world!
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Middle School Youth Group meets regularly during the school year. A typical meeting hosts 35-50 students gathering together to hang out, play games and enjoy some snacks. We close out with a brief message, worship or spiritual practice and end with small groups that are organized by grade and are split by boys and girls. Each Small Group is led by a team of adults and older teens who are trained, love Jesus, and love middle schoolers. Bring a friend!
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Parents and Guardians have a vital role to play! And at Highrock we are committed to supporting you, too. We partner with parents and guardians through our Milestones program. At each of your child’s key transitions and spiritual milestones, we offer resources, instruction, and support in raising a Jesus-loving generation.
For families with children experiencing disability, we encourage you to explore our church’s AccessAbility Community Group, which is dedicated to including and supporting those experiencing disability and their families in the full life of the church.
Parents of teens are invited to join our Facebook Community to connect with one another through dialogue, explore relevant and helpful content, and engage in discipleship together as a community of parents.
Parents/Guardians, as your child(ren)’s biggest influence, you are encouraged to follow along with what your middle schoolers are learning: continue those conversations at home, encourage your middle schoolers in their discipleship journey, and share your own faith journey with them so that you can grow together.
Have questions or want to get involved? Contact Middle School Pastor Michael Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org