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.”
Weekly Bible Discussion
Every Sunday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
2nd floor of the student and children's building (building D)
Large group worship (6-12th grades)
Middle & High School large group teaching
Grade Level small group breakouts
we provide transportation to LTHS and to Hudson Bend, accepting volunteers as well.
Monday: Cafe Lago/715am/11-12th grade
Tuesday:Youth Building/715am/7-8th grade
Wednesday: Cafe Lago/715am/10th grade
Thursday: Cafe Lago/715am/9th grade
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 January 15th, 6:30-8:00 pm. 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) – 6:30-7:30 pm, January 30th 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) – Select Sundays beginning February 23rd from 12:30-2:00 pm after youth. 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.
The Crucible (9th & 10th graders) – Thursday nights, March 26th – May 7th. The Crucible is a program designed to walk with students in early high school as they go through the process of identity formation. This will focus on building relationships with other Christ followers through shared experiences as we tackle the concepts of what it means to be a man or woman of God. (registration will open in February)
College Prep (12th graders) – Monday nights, March 9th – April 27th. 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. (registration will open in February)
* We are now offering Journey Through Divorce. It's a program for ages 10-16 going through a divorce in their family. The Journey program has a strong experiential component, video, psychological education, and coping skills. Starting Sept. 10th, we meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. Join at any time! For more information, visit http://www.journeythroughdivorce.com/. Register your kids HERE.
We go climb at Austin Bouldering Project every other Thursday, and occasionally to Reimers and Enchanted rock over the next 3 months. For specific times or interest contact Richard McCroskey 903-413-2862.