• Wednesday Night Student Ministry

    Social Time, Learning, Small Groups, and Service


    Middle and high school students and their friends

    Optional Pizza served at 6:00, suggested donation of $1 per slice

    Large and Small Group Programming at 6:30-8:00 (students broken out by grade)

    Students play games, worship, gather for special events, and chat and learn in small groups.  2022-2023 topics for student ministry are driven by student questions of faith, life, and Scripture.  Students participate in service opportunities every other month.  

  • Confirmation

    Students consider saying yes to their baptism vows.  

    Students can be confirmed in the fall of their 10th grade year (or anytime after).  Students and parents are highly encouraged to participate in the following activities 6th through 9th grade as preparation for confirmation.

    • Regular involvement in Wednesday Night Student Ministry, which includes small group times with pastors in 8th and 9th grade
    • Completion of 6 worship trackers each year
    • Participation in 2 parent-student nights each year
    • Serve during Summer Stretch at least one summer 6th-8th grade
    • Go on the senior high mission trip between 9th and 10th grade
  • Annual Events

    The Grove offers occasional trips and special activities each year.  Examples of activities include:

    • Senior High and Middle School Retreat
    • Advent Family Worship
    • Student Family Events (ex: sledding, hayride, state park)
    • Fat Tuesday Pancake Breakfast
    • Lock-In
  • Summer Programming

    Summer Stretch

    Six Wednesdays, Jun-Aug

    For students who completed grades 5-9. Friends are welcome!


    In the morning, students volunteer in community service projects. At noon, students return to the church for lunch and afternoon activities. Past projects have included: thrift stores, gardening, childcare, feeding programs and senior programs. Past afternoon activities have included water parks, Sky Zone, bowling, and Valley Fair.


    Summer Stretch Interns (Leadership Opportunity)

    Six Wednesdays, Jun-Aug

    For students who completed grades 10 through college


    Students provide leadership for the Middle School Summer Stretch program.


    Middle Mission Trip

    June or July

    For students who completed grades 6 through 8


    Serve and learn about the diversity of needs in the midwest.  Connect more deeply with those you are serving alongside from The Grove. 

    High School Mission Trip


    For students who completed grade 9 and up; Adults of all ages


    For over 30 years, our church has sent a team to Mountain TOP (Tennessee Outreach Project).  Through dedication to rural life ministry in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee, our participants are transformed as they experience the needs of others.


    Summer Hangouts 

    Periodically throughout June-Aug

    For students who completed grades 5 through 11


    Come and hang with friends for bonfires, gaga ball, movie nights, and more.