The Lakeway Church Student Ministry is a place where students can have fun, make Christian friends, and find a place to belong. We exist to provide continual opportunities for students to encounter Christ and process Biblical truth in the context of relationships. We want to grow together as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ and to reach out to others so that they might follow Him too. Our student ministry prioritizes equipping students to grow in their faith while developing deeper friendships in a spiritual community. God did not create us to do life alone, and our small group experiences are designed to encourage the development of peer and mentoring relationships. Your middle and high school students are at a time in life where an active faith has the opportunity to shape who they are and who they will become in a positive, impactful way. It is our passion to help students navigate these challenging and uncertain years with the firm foundation of an intimate relationship with God.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
In-person Student Ministry
Middle Schoolers are encouraged to worship with their family, then come over at 12 pm for lunch, followed by large group and small group breakouts (lunch provided).
High Schoolers meet Sunday evening from 6-7:30 pm (dinner provided).
*Both Groups meet upstairs in Building D.
Virtual Student Ministry
We will continue our online options for those interested! Sunday online gatherings will meet at the following times:
11-12th Grade Sunday morning small groups, 11:00 am
9-10th Grade Sunday morning small groups, 11:00 am
In the student ministry, we’ve identified several key times in the life of a student as they journey from elementary school all the way into college. We’ve sought to develop our programming strategically around these crucial turning points in order to best coach our students in their spiritual growth. These programs are specially designed for the time at which they're offered, and students aren't able to take them later on. Don't miss out!
Faith 101 (8th grade and above) – Wednesday nights for 6 weeks beginning in January. Students need space to ask hard questions and wrestle with what they believe. We believe this is part of the process of taking ownership of their faith. Students will spend time learning and discussing what it means to follow Jesus in high school and beyond.
5-5-5 Open House (5th graders & parents) – January, 2021 at The Lakeway Church (Bldg. D, 2nd Floor). An event focusing on the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects that parents and their 5th grade students should prepare for before move into middle school. Come hear from guest speakers including a local middle school teacher, a licensed professional counselor with experience in the district, our student ministry team, and senior pastor Larry Coulter as they speak on this important transition! There is no RSVP required. Just show up and bring a friend!
Relationship Status (7th graders) – Spring 2021. Middle school is a transitional time as many students begin to consider more and more the ideas of relationships, sex, and dating, asking questions like: Who should I date?How should I date?How far is too far?Relationship Status is a 6-week journey beginning February 23rd that challenges 7th graders to consider how God views them and what that means for how they should treat those of the opposite sex.
Discipleship (High Schoolers) – Fall 2020. The purpose of our discipleship milestone is to make lifelong disciples of Jesus through developing strong intergenerational relationships between Godly adults and students. This is a six-month commitment to meet weekly to get to know each other, encourage one another, and grow together.
College Prep (12th graders) – Spring 2021. The last thing a senior in high school wants is to be told what to do or how to think. In College Prep, we walk with students through a tried and true method of exploring the successes and failures of their own middle and high school journeys in order to best navigate their futures. We help students to see and articulate the lessons God has been teaching them that can guide them in the transition from life now into the increasing freedoms and opportunities that come after high school. Click HERE to register!