Student Ministries is especially designed for 6th to 12th grade students. The goal of the Student Ministry is to introduce students to who Jesus is and teach them how to follow Him by learning what the Bible has to say about living a full life. Students are looking everywhere to find fulfillment and purpose—we know that only comes from Jesus! We want to help them get connected and begin to consider what they think about God. Along the way we hope to create environments where they can find friendship, community, and learn how God has gifted them as they begin to live out their faith with generosity and compassion.
We have a number of great programs and events specifically designed for our middle school students. Our middle school services consist of live music, games, time to hang out with friends, and hear about Jesus and why His life matters to us today. Questions and challenges are encouraged! We love to hear your thoughts and listen to your story.
Saturday at 6:45pm & Sunday at 9am
in the Student Center
Sunday at 11:15am
in the Chapel
MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP
(6TH - 8th Grade)
Middle School Camp at Camp Carl is an awesome experience for students who will have just completed 6th-8th grade. There are activities like boating, archery, water slides, horseback riding, hiking, music lessons, fishing, zip lining, rock climbing, etc. that make camp so much fun. More importantly, our students will make connections with their counselors and friends, and leave camp having experienced Jesus in a very real and personal way.
The deadline to register is May 31st.
An event for MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS that will be happening once a month on a Friday throughout the year! It is a fun and safe place to hang out with your friends and have a great time! Make sure to stay tuned to our emails and Instagram account (@gsmbath_msm) for times and details of each Overtime event.
On March 27th we will be hosting a basketball tournament at CVCA: 4687 Wyoga Lake Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Bring your friends and make a team or just show up and join a team.
Merge is our high school ministry that is aimed at reaching 9th-12th graders in the greater Akron area. We have weekly services that are fun and engaging but that also challenge students on a spiritual level.
Throughout the year we offer retreats, a summer conference, life groups, and mission trips. Our desire is to create atmospheres where students feel like they belong, they have purpose, and can explore who God has created them to be.
WEDNESDAY AT 7PM IN THE GHENT AUDITORIUM
What: Merge the Weekend is a high school retreat designed for students to get a weekend away where they have time to refocus on their relatoinship with God, spend time with their adult leaders, have fun, and reconnect with friends.
When: March 13-15th. Check in is between 3:30 and 4:30 Friday afternoon. Busses roll out at 4:45. We will return to Ghent Rd. at 12:30pm Sunday afternnon.
Where: Stony Glen Camp: Madison, OH
How much: $140 which includes transportation and all meals. You can pay an extra $25 for paintball.
MOMENTUM YOUTH CONFERENCE
(9TH - 12th Grade)
Momentum is all about connecting students in 9th-12th grade to God, helping them to understand where they belong in God’s kingdom and how they can know God’s purpose for their lives. Momentum is about creating an atmosphere conducive to learning, listening, serving, and following Jesus.
Students come to this week-long conference expecting to encounter God, to be challenged in their faith, to take home some nugget of truth they didn’t know before, and to strengthen their commitment to their local church and youth group.
Find more information and register at buildmomentum.org
(make sure to register for the extra day when you fill out the form).
STUDENT LIFE GROUPS
God calls us to live out our lives the way Jesus did. Once we know how Jesus lived, we can begin to imitate his life. We do this best as we share life together in community. Student Life Groups are a great way for you to really get to know other students at Grace. These small, relaxed groups are designed to be a place you can feel safe to discuss real life issues that we all probably have faced.
Sunday from 5:45pm – 7:15pm
at the Montrose Location
Sunday from 5:30pm – 7pm
at the Student Center at Ghent
Serving is faith in action. It allows us to experience God together and increases our faith. How? It’s a front seat to not only watch, but be a part of God changing people’s lives. In fact, you were created for service. God has given you specific gifts and a valuable role to play in focusing on and caring for others. You’ll be drawn to very heart of God.