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Welcome to…
Junior High Student Ministry

Sunday Mornings / 10:45am-Noon
Graduating 6th graders start attending Sunday morning student ministry on June 25th!
On Sunday mornings, students gather in the student café between services (10:15-10:45am) to connect, play games and buy snacks. Around 10:45am, we move into the Sr High room (Y226) for a combined opening and then Jr High students go to room A212 for Bible teaching.


Wednesday Nights / 6:30-8:30pm
Graduating 6th graders start attending Wednesday night student ministry on June 6th!
Our Wednesday night Jr High program rotates through On-Site nights (at church), Drop Zone nights (mostly off-site) and leader meetings every fifth week (no student program that night.)
On-Site Nights > The night starts with open gym & café where students and leaders can connect. Then the rest of the night features group games, worship, teaching and discussion.
Drop Zone Nights > Leaders plan these nights at various locations, including students’ homes, the church and off-site venues (like SkyZone, service projects, etc.)


What is a LifeGroup and how does my student get into one?
Our Wednesday night Jr High program revolves around our LifeGroups because they play a vital role in helping students experience belonging and discipleship with consistent leaders each week. LifeGroups generally include 10-15 students and 2-3 leaders. Starting in September, all the incoming 7th grade guys will meet as one LifeGroup and all the 7th grade girls will meet as one LifeGroup. Then, based on group size and leader team input, we may divide them into smaller groups as the school year progresses.


We Need Parents!
There are many opportunities for parents to be involved—in a role that fits your personality, talents and availability. Following are a few ideas of where you could serve. Please contact April Forster to get involved! students@westshorefree.org
•LifeGroup Leader > Lead or assist the leader in a LifeGroup
•Home Host > Offer to host your student’s LifeGroup in your home
•Welcome Kiosk > Coordinate or assist with a Wed night welcome & check-in kiosk
•Agios Challenge > We need an army of volunteers to pull-off this HUGE event!
•Student Cafe > Help run the café on a Wednesday night or a Sunday morning
•Logistical Assist > Help with food, supplies, bonfire or clean-up for a Wed night event
•Event Check-in > Help at the check-in table for a retreat or special event
•Tech & Worship > Help coordinate or train students in tech or worship


Summer QT (Quiet Time Program)
All Jr High students, parents and leaders are invited to work through the same devotional book each day wherever you are this summer! Starts right after Harvey Cedars. We also gather on Wednesdays 9-10am for donuts and devotions! Go to the Jr High page on the church website for more details.


COMMUNICATION
Stay informed about the student ministry schedule and events through these channels…
Remind App: This is the BEST way to get the most up-to-date alerts for Jr High:
Remind TEXT alerts > Subscribe by texting the message @jhremind to 81010
Remind EMAIL alerts > Subscribe by emailing jhremind@mail.remind.com
LifeGroup Leaders: Once your student gets into a LifeGroup in the Fall, their group leaders will send you periodic emails to keep you up-to-date on where and when they are meeting.
Calendars: We publish a Jr High calendar every four months. They’re available on the Jr High page of the church website and printed copies are available in the youth lobby.
Church Website: Go to the Jr High page of the church website where you will find our online calendar, event information, registration forms and lots of other info.
Facebook: Search for “WSEFC Youth” and request permission to join the group.
Student Ministry Admin: April Forster / 620-2330 Ext 105