Highlife

Great Camp 2021 Gallery

We had an amazing time at summer camp this year! Here’s our camp videos and photos. Camp photos are below these videos. Keep scrolling! Feel free to download and share these photos, and don’t forget to tag us! @mstarsalem // @mstarriot // @mstarhiglife

Student Ministries Proverbs Reading Challenge

This July, students are invited to participate in our Proverbs Reading Challenge! Each day corresponds to one day of July: July 1 is Proverbs 1, July 10 is Proverbs 10, all the way to Proverbs 31 on July 31. This is a great way to stay in the Word this summer, as well as learning some great things about living a life of wisdom. Start by watching this video on Proverbs by The Bible Project; Below is a checklist you…

Summer in Student Ministries

Summer is almost here! We’re getting really excited about our upcoming summer events. We have a lot in store and are excited to hang out with your students. These special events are designed to get your student connected to a group of peers and adults who love them and want to see them grow. In addition to these, we’re still meeting every week in the South Auditorium! MIDDLE SCHOOL // Sundays @ 11 am & Thursdays @ 7 pmHIGH SCHOOL…

8th Grade Parents: Welcome to High School!

Are you ready to have a freshman in high school? Some of you are ready, some of you are freaking out; but wherever you’re at, I’m here to help! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Robert and I’m the high school pastor. All that means is that I get to hang out with high school students and help them love Jesus better. I want to introduce myself and let you know about some cool events coming up for your…

5th Grade Parents: Welcome to Middle School!

Are you ready to have a middle schooler? Whether this is your first student starting middle school or you’re a seasoned veteran, this is such a fun and exciting time; in fact, it’s my favorite! If we haven’t met before, my name is Katrina and I absolutely love middle schoolers! As the leader of our middle school ministry, I just want to introduce myself and give you some information about the great things we have going on. I’m originally from…

Student Ministries – Parent Update 3/10/2021

This past season has been full of so many challenges and hardships, but as we’ve reflected on how our students have grown we can’t help but be encouraged that Jesus has and continues to be working. We see our students faithfully attending, growing in the Word, serving our church body and community in tons of ways, and looking more and more like Jesus.  As we embark on another year of the unknown, our encouragement to you is this: Jesus is…

Student Ministries Parent Update: June 2020

Summer 2020 is happening! In this post you will find information on our high school seniors’ transition to our young adult ministry, our summer programming schedule for Highlife and RIOT, and a summer event we are excited to announce (hint: What do you get when you combine Great Xscape and Adventure Camp in the summer of 2020? See answer below).  While this summer may look different than summers in the past, God is still the same God he has always…

Student Ministries Transitions and Updates

Hello Parents and Students! We know that this year hasn’t looked normal, and we appreciate how well you’ve adapted to so many changing things. We want to update you on what the next couple weeks look like, as well as some of the summer plans. Sunday June 7: Drive-Thru Promotions! We are hosting a drive-thru celebration for our current 8th graders moving up to RIOT and our current 5th graders moving up to Highlife. Come meet our awesome leaders, get…

Student Ministries Online

As we work to find the best way to do ministry in the midst of this season, we know one thing for sure: we still love our students! We’ve created two new YouTube channels for our middle and high schoolers so we can stay connected. We will continue to host RIOT and Highlife online on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, followed by virtual small groups (e-groups) hosted by small group leaders through video conferencing apps. To get connected to…

Spring Break Missions Cancellation

Updated March 17 Hey everyone! Katrina and Rob here. There are far more questions than answers so bear with us in this season. No matter how you feel about what’s going on, know that Student Ministries is continuing and we are doing our very best to make decisions that put Jesus first, and our students right behind that.  Here are some questions we want to address: Are the trips being rescheduled? It is our hope to reschedule to sometime late…