STUDENTS

The Student Ministry is THE place to be for students in grades 7–12 in The Woodlands Area!

We strive to provide a SAFE place for students to encounter JESUS and find COMMUNITY with other believers. Out of our  Passion for Christ and Students, our team of staff and adult mentors desire to help students be real with God, themselves and others.

 

Our High School Ministry or HSM, is designed to engage and equip our 9th-12th grade students. Our goal is that they make the decision to receive Christ as their Savior and dedicate their lives to becoming HIS followers. We offer a variety of opportunities in order to assist these students in their journey.

At Wednesday Night MIDWEEK, our weekly worship experience, students have the chance to worship and learn about God together in a dynamic, high-energy environment. Below is the Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday P.M. High School
Free Meal: at 6 pm in “The Mill” dining hall
Worship & Bible Study: at 6:30 pm in “The Mill”

Our Sunday Morning Small Group program offers an environment in which junior high students will be challenged to follow Christ and to cultivate relationships with other Christian students. Below is the Sunday Schedule:

Sunday A.M. High School:
9:30 Small Groups start in “The Mill”
10:50 Worship in The Sanctuary

It is an honor to lock arms with parents and serve as their student pastors. We look forward to helping you get involved in these opportunities for spiritual growth!

Our Junior High Ministry or JHM, is dedicated to helping 7th and 8th grade students find and follow Jesus Christ. We offer a variety of opportunities in order to assist these students in their journey.

At Wednesday Night MIDWEEK, our weekly worship experience, students have the chance to worship and learn about God together in a dynamic, high-energy environment. Below is the Wednesday Schedule:

Wednesday P.M. Junior High
Free Meal: at 6 pm in The Mill, Building C
MIDWEEK Worship & Bible Study: begins at 6:30 pm in The Mill to worship and then dismiss to The Box for bible study

Our Sunday Morning Small Group program offers an environment in which junior high students will be challenged to follow Christ and to cultivate relationships with other Christian students. Below is the Sunday Schedule:

Sunday A.M. Junior High:
9:30 Small Groups in The Box, Room B212
10:50 Worship in The Sanctuary

It is an honor to lock arms with parents and serve as their student pastors. We look forward to helping you get involved in these opportunities for spiritual growth!

Parents of Teens

One of our primary goals in Students is to come alongside parents rather than take their place of lead disciple maker of their students.   The Student Ministry is to be an igniter tool for parents to use to disciple and grow their teens in their relationship with Christ.   We set out to equip parents to get in God’s word and tackle some of the tough issues facing teens today through our ministry programming, social media, suggested readings, Sunday morning groups for parents and our weekly e-newsletter.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Youth Culture 101 >>
Engaging The Soul of Youth Culture >>
Hurt >>

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES
The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding | www.cpyu.org
Fuller Youth Institute | www.fulleryouthinstitute.org

The FAQs:
Must we be Christian to participate in The Student Ministry?
No, we are very open to students who are exploring the claims of Christ. We do not mind questions and in fact, encourage them. We are, however, unapologetically Christian and do teach from the Christian Bible.

I am interested in volunteering in JHM or HSM, what do I do?
We do have a process for volunteering based on the position and need. Contact the student ministry office to find out more details.

If you would like to subscribe to our Student Ministry Newsletter, please send your email to ginny@thewoodlandsfirst.org.

Student Ministry Staff

Matthew Poe

Groups / Lead Student Pastor
matt@thewoodlandsfirst.org

Ginny Stryk

Student Operations / Girls Ministry Director 
ginny@thewoodlandsfirst.org

Zeke Abella

Junior High Ministry Director
ezequiel@thewoodlandsfirst.org

David Kanada

Student Ministry Intern
Intern@thewoodlandsfirst.org

Ginny Pollard

Student Worship / Programming Director
ginnyp@thewoodlandsfirst.org