If you are a student looking for a welcoming place to belong, then this is the place for you! If you are a parent wondering what we’re all about, our High School ministry is a place for students to develop a mature, lasting faith and a fun, safe place for teens to hang out. Alongside the Trinity staff is a team of passionate and caring volunteer adult leaders who are committed to walking with teenagers through the ups and downs of life.
There are so many ways for high schoolers to get plugged in! From our Sunday morning services and Sunday night youth groups, to smaller, more personal small groups (Huddles) that meet during the week, to fun and engaging events and camps that happen throughout the year, Trinity Student Ministries offers all kinds of opportunities for high school students to get plugged in.
Our Sunday morning motto is "serve one, attend one." We encourage high school students to serve in the children's ministry or in the middle school group. Talk with Josh Barton and he'll set you up and put you in the perfect place to make a difference.
High school students eat, hangout with friends, listen to music, laugh, play games, discuss, pray, experience creative worship, and hear relevant teachings. Connecting is easy... simply show up and get connected with amazing leaders and incredible students.
We were created to experience life with other people, and that's we have mid-week gender/grade specific small groups called "huddles." We strongly encourage all of our high school students to be a part of a huddle. Lead by caring adults, these are times where students can share honestly what is on their hearts, ask the tough questions, and receive encouragement all while growing deep and lasting friendships. Huddles may include anything from prayer, Bible study, sharing about life and faith, to excursions, movies, grabbing a meal together, or whatever the huddle dreams up! Please email email@example.com to find out how your student can get plugged into a huddle.
In the midst of a busy culture, there is so much value in "pressing pause" on the noise of life so we can better focus on the things that really matter most: our relationship with God and our place in community. Throughout the year, we offer weekend retreats where students can unplug and get recharged spiritually. Students continue to tell us that these retreats are among the most effective ways where they encounter God and feel a stronger sense of belonging in the group.
Student Leadership Cohort (SLC):
SLC is our student leadership program for students in grades 8-12 who want to go deeper in their faith with God. Students will be challenged and empowered to live out their faith, following Jesus in their everyday lives. Students in our cohort will be equipped and encouraged to lead in our ministry and our larger church. They will grow in their understanding of the Church, theology, worldviews, God's heart for justice, and in critical thinking skills. Students will be exposed to the power of Christian community, the work of the Holy Spirit, the everlasting love of the Father, and the constant work of Jesus in their lives.
SummerQuest is our annual week-long summer camp experience for middle school and high school students. The vision of this camp is to provide a place for teenagers to experience Jesus, community, and be empowered to live out the mission that God has for them, all while having a lot of fun together! This is a "can't miss" week and we strongly encourage all students to join us! Check out the SummerQuest 2017 recap video, SummerQuest 2016 Videos and hear testimonies of highlights of SummerQuest 2017 from students who took part.
Missions & Outreach:
As a ministry, we share God's heart for justice. In addition to teaching about a lifestyle of justice, both local and foreign missions opportunities occur throughout the year. We are thankful for the many partner organizations that we can work with through our church, and are committed to joining God on His redemptive mission for the world. To find out more about our church mission partners, please take a look at Ways to Serve.
This summer program is for all incoming high school juniors and seniors who want to learn ministry skills, develop spiritual disciplines, learn leadership principles, be mentored, learn how to plan and organize events, and grow in their understanding of ministry, culture, and how the Gospel changes everything. In addition to seeing behind the scenes of how a ministry operates, students will gain experience in such areas as event planning, logistics, and public speaking, and will be trained and equipped by Trinity staff, including attendance at staff morning prayer and worship gatherings.
Also, current High School seniors in need of a school internship for credit during their final semester are welcome to participate at Trinity.
Questions? Reach out to:
Josh Barton, Student Ministry Pastor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Biscocho, High School Coordinator, at email@example.com