Loving Students to Life
At, gsYouth our passion is Loving Students to Life. We focus on real life change in the lives of students in 6th-12th grade by teaching about the radical love of Christ. Our Middle School & High School Ministry is all about seeing students owning their faith and joining God on His mission. From the brand new believer to the student who was raised in church and has an intimate relationship with the Father, we believe that the truest way to grow is through practical discipleship, teaching, and community. We would love for you to join us as we seek God together! Will you join us?
(6th – 8th grade)
Our Middle School Students meet every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. next/near our Coffee Shop outside the Auditorium. From there, they will go into the service together and worship with the entire church. Before the message, they will exit and split up into Community Groups by grade and meet for the remainder of the service. Also on Sunday Mornings, our students all sit together in the Student Section (first rows of the middle section) of the Auditorium during the 10:45 a.m. service. Wednesday nights we have The Gathering from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in The Venue. This is a time of corporate worship, teaching, and community building. Feel free to “LIKE” our gsYouth Facebook page!
(9th – 12th grade)
High School Meets several times throughout the week. On Sunday Mornings, the 10:45 a.m. service, our students all sit together in the Student Section (first row of middle section) of the Auditorium. Sunday Nights at 6:00 p.m. our Community Groups meet in Host Homes for a more intimate time of discipleship and fellowship. Wednesday nights we have The Gathering from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in The Venue. This is a time of corporate worship, teaching, and community building. Feel free to “LIKE” our gsYouth Facebook page!
YOUTH SUMMER MISSION TRIPS
gsYouth prioritizes service and missions as important in our spiritual growth. Last summer groups went on mission trips with Impact Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo) and Leadertreks (Pawleys Island) and saw God work in amazing ways. The students grew not only in their skills and confidence, but also leaned into deeper worship, sacrificial service and stepped out boldly for Christ. It was both challenging and faith building for both students and leaders. Here are some quotes from students about their missions experiences:
Katie Martin // Impact Kalamazoo
I like to think of my self as really sociable, but I’m not always comfortable to talk to strangers in an unfamiliar setting. Impact really helped me to reach out to everyone around me, no matter where we were. I’m really glad that God helped to to do that, because I’ve been able to have amazing experiences with people that I didn’t know I could have.
On the very last prayer walk, I was amazed to see how many people got baptized, and I was so glad that God used our team to help make a difference in other peoples lives. God has helped me through the whole entire trip, like when I was asked to pray in front of a big group of people, half of them I didn’t know. He gave me the courage to say yes, even though I was really scared! After I finished, a lady came up to me and asked how I had the courage to pray in front of all those people. If I hadn’t said yes, I would have missed out on an awesome conversation about a lady who wanted the courage to stand up for what she believed.
Before Impact, I was shy about truly worshipping. I would feel awkward if I put up my hands, like people were going to judge me. God taught me that I should worship anyway that I wanted, not caring about what others are doing. When we had worship at Impact, I learned that fully praising God is awesome, and surrounded by people that want to do the same, was even better. Since then, I have been raising my hands every time we sing.
Thank you so much for allowing me to go on this trip, it was truly life changing. Having you as my prayer walk leader was amazing, you introduced me to so many people and you really kept me encouraged, especially when things got tough. I am really looking forward to coming next year!
Andrew Hibma // Impact Kalamazoo & Pawley’s Island, SC
One way this trip stretched me was in my trust in God for my physical safety. This was especially stretched when I was told by my prayer walk team to visit the E.R. with some of the team to pray for people waiting for the doctors. I was very challenged and forced to trust God in that situation because I was not sure what kind of people we would run into. Surprisingly, EVERYONE wanted prayer and water! It was such a blessing to see God use us to bring light and hope to those people! There was even one man that came to tears while we were praying over him! One thing God taught me that week was to never under estimate what He can do in every situation!
We encourage every student to take their faith to the next level by signing up for a mission trip! Information regarding 2019 mission trips will be announced end of this year.