Student Life Mission

Student Life is dedicated to facilitating life-changing interactions with Jesus Christ. Our heart is for students to grow in their discipleship to Christ through studying the Bible, living in community, and serving those in need. Students are always given a voice at Student Life and are encouraged to engage into dialogue about God, the church, and their lives.

The programs listed below aim to facilitate environments where students engage in all of these activities on a regular basis.

All activities happen at our Overland Park location.

Weekly Events

•     Middle School Sundays – 10:45am

Middle School students gather on Sundays at 10:45am in the basement (located at the east end of the building underneath the worship space) to experience “church.” We start with donuts and connecting relationally.

Out time is spent engaging the three movements that are common to our adult worship experience: worship, the word (or lesson), and response. It is a great age-appropriate expression.

*High School students are encouraged to attend the regular worship services either together or with their families. Our adult worship services are very accessible for these young adults. The worship is powerful, and the preaching is relevant.

•     Middle & High School Wednesdays  – 6pm

Student Life meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm in the basement (located at the east end of the building underneath the worship space).

The night is designed to facilitate meaningful relationships between students as we all explore who God is and what he wants for our lives.

We begin the evening by enjoying a great dinner together (often pizza, sandwiches, or BBQ).  Students will eat with others their same age, along with an awesome adult leader or two. Next, we play a group game (often complete with prizes) as a way for our students to further bond together through fun and laughter.

After that, either our Student Life Director, Ryder Mills, or one of our other incredible adult leaders will give a talk (based on the topic for that week) which is designed to engage everyone.

We end the night by carving out plenty of time for our students to discuss the talk/topic with their specific group. We place a high value on them being able to dialogue about their lives and faith – embracing the hard questions that they deal with on a daily basis.

Please join us for this fun, hospitable, and spiritually enriching time.

Special Events & Serving

Along with our weekly gatherings on Sundays and Wednesdays, we also have regularly scheduled special events to provide students a chance to hang out and further build community.

These events include everything from Lock-Outs to retreats and PowerPlay to Worlds of Fun.

Beyond that, we also intentionally create opportunities for students to move beyond their comfort zone and engage in service within the community. We want to see the students grow in their hearts for the poor and marginalized in our society, while experiencing the fun and community of serving together.

To participate in any of these events, we need to have a signed Waiver & Release from the current year on file.  Contact Ryder to get a current copy.