TEENS

Small groups cultivating lifetime friendships in faith.

TRANSIT | MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle Schoolers in Transit

Transit meets Sundays at 9:00 & 10:30am. We have hang time, worship, game time, a short message, and time for small groups.

At Transit students are put together in small groups by grade and gender. They meet together to connect with each other and their leaders and to grow in their relationship with God. Typically groups will work through a series centered around a relevant and biblical topic as it relates to faith and everyday life in middle school. Small-group leaders provide another voice encouraging, loving, and standing with students and parents during these critical years.

To jump into Transit, just show up, or contact our student ministry director.

INSIDE OUT | HIGH SCHOOL

Access Teens

Inside Out meets Sundays at 10:30am. We have hang time, worship, game time, a short message, and time for small groups.

At Inside Out students are put together in small groups by grade and gender. They meet together to connect with each other and their leaders and to grow in their relationship with God. Typically groups will work through a series centered around a relevant and biblical topic as it relates to faith and everyday life in middle school. Small-group leaders provide another voice encouraging, loving, and standing with students and parents during these critical years.

To jump into Inside Out, just show up, or contact our student ministry director.

EVENTS FOR TEENS

Student Impact

Here’s where the rubber meets the road! We believe that if middle- and high-school students want to grow in their relationship with Jesus, it is critical for them to learn to be the church, not just attend church. Student Impact (SI) is where students grow by strategically serving others.

During every service, students can be found leading small groups in Waumba Land and UpStreet, running sound, computer graphics, and lights, or directing traffic.

To sign up for SI, complete this application packet. Questions? Contact Rich.

Amped

Amped is a fun environment where students are taught God’s Word through worship and a short message. We’ll also play games, and dinner is covered!

Kaos

KAOS events are large-group, over-the-top, wild-and-crazy, I-never-knew-church-could-be-like-this times. KAOS events are safe environments where middle- and high-school students can invite their friends to have a great time, meet other students their age, and hang out with great adult leaders who will invest in their lives.

KAOS events are also an opportunity to introduce students to who Jesus is and the wonderful reality that he offers life and life to the fullest! We do this in a non-threatening, relevant, and engaging talk during each event. We encourage students to bring friends from their school, neighborhood, and sports teams to KAOS events. We’ll do everything we can to make sure they have the time of their life.

NEXT EVENTS

AMPED

Wednesday, May 8,
7:00-8:30pm, at FX.

KAOS

BOB's River Place Saturday,
June 1. Meet at FX by 8:30am.
We'll return around 4:00pm..
Packing List: Swimsuit, water shoes, towel, insect repellent, sunscreen, sack lunch that will fit in a cooler, water bottle, extra spending money.
Cost is $10.

TEEN RETREATS

Winter Retreats

W3 and MyLife are weekend camps for our middle- and high-school students. These are times for students to hang out in their small groups, enjoy fun activities, participate in great worship sessions, and build fantastic friendships!

Vertical Reality

Vertical Reality is the fall retreat for Access students in grades 6-12. With a great worship band and amazing speakers, the focus of Vertical Reality is on growth in your walk with God. But there’s always plenty to do for fun, too!

7 Checkpoints

These are seven principles that are discussed throughout the middle- and high-school environments at Access Church:

  1. Authentic Faith
    You have to believe and trust in Jesus Christ as your personal savior if you want to go to heaven. But faith in Christ also allows you to live on earth in a daily relationship with a heavenly Father who loves you unconditionally. As an all-knowing and all-powerful father, you can trust him to lead you the right way.
  2. Spiritual Priorities
    God designed you to have a relationship with him. Your intimacy with him will provide the foundation you need to face whatever life can possibly throw at you. His friendship with you provides ultimate fulfillment and security.
  3. Moral Boundaries
    Purity paves the way to intimacy. The most important thing you can do is to establish specific guidelines in your dating life. You need to learn how to protect your body and emotions by honoring God’s plan for sex and morality.
  4. Meaningful Friendships
    Your friends determine the direction and quality of your life. If you walk with the wise, you grow wise. Spending time with the right kind of friends definitely helps you grow in a positive and healthy direction. Scripture also teaches that the companion of fools will suffer harm. Learn to build healthy friendships and avoid unhealthy friends.
  5. Wise Choices
    In light of your past experiences, present circumstances, and future hopes and dreams, you need to ask yourself, “What is the wise thing to do?” Good decision-making is more than simply choosing between right and wrong. It is the skill of applying scriptural principles so you can make smart choices that will protect your future.
  6. Others First
    Scripture teaches that God has created you to do good works and that he has given you unique gifts and talents. Discovering those gifts and using them to make investments in others is the key to lifelong fulfillment.
  7. God-Given Authority
    To have authority, you must be under authority. The parents, teachers, and leaders that God has placed in your life are there to guide you and guard your potential. The greatest lesson you can learn is to respect and honor those who are in authority.