What we're all about
What we shoot for
Ultimately we want to keep Jesus in the spotlight, Everything surrounds him. Everything is done for him, and with him. We want our students and their friends to experience and know him. With that in mind here are a few things we try to work at.
SimplicityKeep things simple enough so that all the stuff doesn’t crowd out the focus, Jesus. Allow for simple multiplication (reproduction) Tangible enough for a middle school students to grasp and reproduce on their own.
DependenceDo things that stretch and challenge students away from what they alone can do. Intentionally set things up so if God is not the one who does the work it will fail. Pray—pray—pray. Build a DNA of prayer; individually, through the week, and together as we gather.
CommunityOrganize and emphasize real community. This is more than a 15 minute discussion, it is doing life together. Talking, listening, sharing, playing, encouraging, studying, and living outward together. This community should be intentional with peers yet be tied into a parents intergenerational community that looks much the same.
FamilyBuild into the unity of the church as a whole and the families that are in it. Work towards doing more and more together and less and less apart. Understanding that give and take must happen and there is still a value in gathering just as students. Enforce the family as the primary disciplers of their children and support equip and challenge parents toward that. Redirect families towards living missionally together.
making it happen.
Middle School Administrative Assistant
Angela holds the world record for walking backwards, she hasn't walked forward since she was 7 years old. She also enjoys butternut squash flavored ice cream. Angela is passionate about serving people, and finding ways to see youth put in positions where they can glorify Jesus.
Taylyn won her first bread and butter pickle eating contest when she was 4 years old. Touted as the next child prodigy in the pickle eating game she gave up her efforts later on in life to pursue her true dream NASCAR. She is a kid magnet and she loves people. She is passionate about seeing students of Lincoln loved and accepted.
supporting the madness of grades 6-8!
Check out ACTIVATE
Our desire is to provide a place that allows the truth of God’s Word to speak into your life and be the lens to discern real truth. Activate offers a variety of book studies, character studies, and a look at common issues in our culture. Activate is replacing Crash – be ready for a new kind of energy!
Check out RECHARGE
Recharge focuses on getting students plugged-in to a close knit small group guided by one or two leaders. Recharge will also include times of collective worship and games. It will be a safe environment for students to work through in-depth studies, connect with other students, and grow closer to leaders that can guide them in their walk with Christ. Recharge is replacing Breakaway – come check out the new vibe.
Middle School Calendar
Middle School Leaders
Grades 7-12 AKA The Boomsauce
Worlds/Oceans of Fun!
June 4th, 7a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sign up by May 28th - Don't miss it!
Click here to register.
Check out REVERB on Sunday Nights!
Sundays, 7-9:00 p.m., Youth Complex
Reverb is a weekly gathering where all of our high school students come to share stories, have fun and are encouraged in their walk with God. We'll hang out together and do some crazy stuff, but we'll also worship and dive into God's word.
Join a Housegroup!
Various Days, 7-9:00 p.m.
A house group is a small group of high school students doing life together; journeying, serving, studying, the bible, asking real questions and learning to become more like Jesus. We meet in various host homes on different nights of the week. Contact Shali if your interested in getting set up with a group! firstname.lastname@example.org