JHP encompasses any and all things that are related to our Middle School program, and on Sunday Nights our middle school students are encouraged to meet at the church from 5:30pm-8pm for a fun night of food, fellowship and spiritual development. We start in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm for our meal together with Middle and High School Students and then we split into small groups. Our small groups are led by an awesome group of individuals who are excited to build relationships with students as they encourage them to grow in their relationship with God. Then we have a time of fun games and activities and then a lesson that expounds on what was discussed in small groups. And when the night is over, we close out with our entire RSM family in a closing benediction. It’s an incredible sight to behold.
On Wednesday night for JHPeeps, we offer them this: Midweek. “What is Midweek?” you ask? Midweek is a night designed to be more of a Bible study for our students. It starts at 6pm in the Student Center, and is a neat time of study and discussion. Following Midweek, from 7-8pm, we have Girls and Guys Bible Study. The Girls continue to meet in the Student Center, the our Guys go to the gym, and both groups have a discussion designed to allow for more interaction. This is an awesome time of interaction and deeper discussions about what it means to follow Jesus.
In-Home Small Groups – Various times and locations. In a day and age where so many people are seen because of social media, high school students need a place to not only be seen, but known, and not only known but loved. They need a place to come and ask hard questions, and a place to come and grow. They don’t need just another program, they need a community. Our goal is to make a program as big as RSM feel smaller and more intimate. For more information on small groups email email@example.com
Unwind is every Wednesday night for our High School students. It is a night of taking some time to pause, reflect on God and to be encouraged in their relationship with Christ. It begins at 6pm in the big room with a time of fellowship, worship, and a devotional thought. Then, at 6:45, we divide into girls and guys bible study. This will be a time for deeper discussions and studying what it means to follow Jesus in our current culture.
Girls Bible Study:
Girls Bible study is led by Brittany Spain and Rebecca Horn. During girls bible study we strive to create an environment where girls can be themselves and discover what it means for them to have a personal relationship with Jesus. We discuss a variety of topics and are open to answering any questions they may have.
Guys Bible Study:
High School guys have questions. Those questions may be about faith, the Bible, relationships, school, or life after high school. The church must be a place where students can find the answers to the questions they actually have. Our High School Guy’s Bible Study exists to provide that place where questions can be asked and answered in a fun, laid-back environment. Examples of topics we have discussed so far this year include: How do I balance my faith with everything else I have going on in life? and What is going on in the Book of Job?
On Sunday mornings we offer a fun and engaging experience for our students. We start at 9:40 in the Student Center together for worship. After that, we divide up into groups based on grade. Our 6th graders go to confirmation class. Our 7th& 8th graders have dynamic lessons using Orange Curriculum. Our High Schoolers have two options: they can volunteer with our children’s ministry, have an in-depth study of a book in the Bible. This semester it is Romans!