Middle School Ministry
Are you a middle schooler? Do you have a middle schooler? Either way, we’re glad you’re here! We love middle schoolers and we hope that you’ll check out one of our ministries designed just for you! 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join us as we study the Bible, talk about life, serve others, and get connected through games and small group time.
Parents of Middle Schoolers
We want to partner with you! Here are a few great ways to stay connected.
Email Us: ( / / ) any important info about your young person that will help us care for him/her! (Things we like to know include: any special needs, life changes/concerns, exciting stuff, and the hard stuff.)
Text Updates: If you'd like to receive follow up questions via text after weekly ministries, join the text lists by texting 81010.
(To get Sixers updates: include '@wlcsixers' in the message.)
Small Group Leaders: Get to know your young person's small group leader, invite them to games/plays/competitions. Invite them out for coffee/dinner. They are a cheerleader for you as well as your young person!
WLCYOUTH Facebook Page: Liking our Facebook page is another great way to get updates on things happening. WLCYouth Facebook Page
For more information about Middle School Ministry please contact: Lindsey Schmidt
Middle School Events
All Campus Wednesday Night Ministries
WEDNESDAY NIGHT MINISTRIES for 6th-8th: FOUNDATIONS Great times are ahead! Wednesday night ministries for MS youth at OH and VC campuses. The night looks like this: 6-6:30 pm, Game time; 6:30-7 pm, Opening worship/games; 7-7:30 pm, Large group teaching; 7:30-8:15 pm, Small groups. The Cafe at VC campus is also open from 4-6:20pm to grab a bite or hang out. For more information please contact: Patrick Brewer.
SUMMER MISSION TRIP SIGN UP
MS SUMMER MISSION TRIP TO QUAD CITIES: The 2018 Summer Mission Trip will be to Quad Cities, Iowa/Illinois on July 15-20, 2018. It is open to 6th-8th (for the 2017-2018 school year) 8th graders may register for either the High school or Middle school mission trip. The first Mission Trip Meeting for Quad Cities will be February 15, 3:30-5pm. Contact: Lindsey Schmidt.
OAK HILL GAME NIGHT - January 4
OAK HILL GAME NIGHT (6-12th): Game night the first Thursday of every month, 7-8:30pm. The next one will be January 4. Meet at Caribou Coffee, 1830 Market Dr. Stillwater, MN 55082. Come hang out with Sarah and play games! Contact: Sarah Dibbern.
SERVICE PROJECT - Candlebearers Christmas eve - December 23 & 24
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLEBEARERS (VC): All youth 6th-12th and adults, we still need 20 Christmas Eve Eve (December 23) and Christmas Eve (December 24) candlebearers this year! It's a great way to serve our church family and create an incredible worship environment for those who come to worship with us. Candlebearers carry in candles at the beginning of the service and read a brief prayer before helping light the congregation's candles before we sing silent night. We need 8 folks at all 4 of the service times. Dec 23: 7pm, Dec 24: 3, 5, 11pm. Rehearsal will be on Sunday, December 17 at 12pm in the lobby outside of the Sanctuary at the Valley Creek Campus. SIGN UP here for the service your want to serve at. Contact: Lindsey Schmidt.
LIBERTY RIDGE Bonfire/Sledding/Boot Hockey - January 20
LIBERTY RIDGE Bonfire, Sledding and Boot Hockey (6-12th): All youth are invited to an afternoon of winter fun on Jan. 20, 1-3pm at the Jones's house. We'll start off with a bonfire, s'mores and hot chocolate. Then, we'll enjoy sledding and a game of boot hockey on the big hill and pond in their back yard. Sign up online to attend. Contact: Laura Stennes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN - January 26-27
MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN (6-12th): Middle school students (6th-8th) save the date! On Friday, January 26 we are going to have a Lock-in! What's a lock-in? It's an event where we are locked in the building and we play games, goof off, talk about Jesus, and have a ton of fun. The lock-in will take place at the Oak Hill campus from 8pm (eat before you come) to 7:30am on Saturday morning. The cost is $10/person. Come ready to eat snacks, make some new friends, and have a great time! Register online. Friends are welcome!
Contact: Lindsey Schmidt.
ARCTIC BLAST RETREAT - February 9 -11
Arctic Blast (All Campus 6th-12th): MS and HS youth from all campuses join us on Feb. 9-11, 2018 at Camp Lebanon for a winter retreat. Registration and required camp form will open soon at wlcyouth.org. Friends are welcome!!! Broomball, camp, great worship and snow tubing! Contact: Patrick Brewer.
FAMILY HOLY COMMUNION CLASS - Starts February 18
Family Holy Communion Class: Sixth grade families and folks who want to prepare to take communion. Family first communion classes begin on February 18 and run through March 20, 6:30-8pm at the Valley creek campus. There is an alternative time on Sundays from 1-2:30pm. Register online. Contact: Lindsey Schmidt.
OPEN BRIDGE is an after-school ministry at the Valley Creek campus for 6th-12th grade students to hang out, play video games, listen to music, talk to people who care, get help with homework, eat, dance, play games, and be known. The Bridge is open on Wednesdays from 4-6:20pm during the school year. The cafe is open with snacks available to purchase ($.25-$3.50). Come stop in and hang out with friends! Contact: Lindsey Schmidt.
Middle School Ministries
Wednesday evening classes at both campuses for 6th-8th graders. Bible study, games, praise & worship, large group teaching, & small group time. (September 9, 2017 - May 16, 2018).
Personalized faith-enriching experience for students who are currently in 7th-12th grades who would like to dive deeper into understanding what they believe and why.
After-school youth center at the Valley Creek campus for 6th-12th grade students to hang out, do homework, and connect with friends (Wednesdays, September 13 - May).