High School Ministry (HSM)

HSM is our ministry to 9th-12th grade students. As part of our student ministry, HSM is dedicated to helping students encounter Jesus NOW in a way that continues into their NEXT phase of life. Whether it’s small groups,  camps, events, or just hanging out, everything we do is about connecting people to Jesus and one another.

Events

Every year, students attend Bible & Beach, our Summer camp designed to help high school students find life-changing community and to get to know Jesus better. HSM also fills the calendar with a host of special events, outings, and retreats.

Small Groups

During the school year, students also meet in small groups. In HSM groups, students gather to pray, learn God’s Word, build meaningful friendships, and challenge one another to follow Jesus completely. Our small groups are led by adults who are empowered and equipped to disciple students. Each adult volunteer is a member of our church and has completed specialized training to help keep students safe.

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Groups



Teen Support
Blankenbaker
Life is hard, especially in our teen years. This group is specifically for those ages 13 to 17 who are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, and relational struggles. Students who would like a place for safe sharing of difficult topics are invited as we learn from and find support in one another. The group is facilitated by a number of competent young adults who have a heart for this generation. Requirements for Attendance: ● Teen and parent/guardian must review and fill out this registration form. This must be complete PRIOR to attending the first group session on September 8, 2022. Requirements for Group Participation: ● You MUST be AT LEAST 13 years old and AT MOST 17 years old to be in the group. ● All group sessions are held on Thursday evenings at the Blankenbaker site. Group starts between 7:30-7:45 p.m. to allow worship service attendees to arrive. As a courtesy to facilitators and other group members, please arrive no later than 7:45 p.m., as you may not be allowed to enter after 8:00 p.m. The group ends at 8:45 p.m. ● Group facilitators are NOT responsible for your teen before the group’s start time or after the group session has begun. Teens are not allowed to wander around the church building and should remain in the Atrium outside of the group time. Building security staff may address these situations if they arise, but please assist us in keeping your teenagers safe and pick up / drop off at designated times. We appreciate your help on this matter. ● Confidentiality is important in keeping this group a safe resource for all teens. We ask that all topics discussed be kept amongst group members. Exceptions to this request are: plans to harm oneself or others, possible ongoing abuse of minors or elders. In these cases, we reserve the right to break confidentiality and report to the proper authorities. These situations will be addressed individually and away from the group to maintain privacy. Our goal is to support you in the best way we can with safety for everyone in mind. Parents will be notified in appropriate situations. ● By attending this group, teens are committing to participate when appropriate and to unpack the emotional burden of life stressors with each other. This is not a place to “hang out.” ● This is NOT a professional therapy group. If your teen needs professional support, members of our Care Team can provide resources. ● Each group session begins with a quick review of group rules/guidelines for any new members. These rules/guidelines serve to provide an effective and therapeutic environment. Disruptive behavior will first be addressed with individual teens then with the parent/guardian. If disruptive behavior continues to affect group expectations, your teen may not be allowed to return. ● Parents are not permitted to attend the group session.
Will not meet over the Summer (June-August). We encourage these individuals to join the Summer Workshop.
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La Grange Student Groups
La Grange
La Grange middle and high school students can sign up to be a part a grade-specific small group. All groups are on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00. Middle school meets at the church, and high school meets in homes. We will have games, food, and a devotional moment from the stage or home, followed by small groups.
Student small groups meet on Sundays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Starting: Aug 21
Middle School at the La Grange Campus & High School in homes
Southwest 2022-23 Student Small Group Registration
Southwest
Group registration for Southwest Student Ministry small groups for the 2022-23 school year.
MSM meets on Sundays at 11:15 a.m., and HSM meets at 6:30 p.m.
Starting: Aug 10
Southwest Campus
2022-23 // Elizabethtown Student Groups
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown middle school and high school students can sign up to join a small group (separated by grade and gender). This is a great opportunity for students to stay connected as a community and grow in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. All small groups are launching Sunday, August 21. Middle school groups will meet Sundays during our 9:00 a.m. church service in the Student Ministry Building at the Elizabethtown Campus. High school groups will meet Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Student Ministry Building.
MSM Groups: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and HSM Groups: Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Starting: Aug 21
On Campus
Crestwood Student Groups
Crestwood
Crestwood middle school and high school students can sign up to join an in-person small group (separated by grade and gender). This is a great opportunity for students to stay connected as a community and grow in their relationships with each other and Jesus. Middle school groups meet Sundays at 12:00 p.m. at the Crestwood Campus. High school home groups meet most Sundays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in homes. You will find your home assignment in your confirmation email.
MSM GROUPS meet Sundays at 12:00 p.m.; HSM GROUPS meet Sundays 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning August 21
Starting: Jun 5
Crestwood Campus
Prospect Student Groups 2022-2023
Prospect
Prospect middle and high school students can sign up to be a part of weekly small groups on our Prospect Campus.
All MSM and HSM small groups meet on Sunday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on our campus.
Starting: Aug 21
Prospect Campus
Bullitt County Student Groups
Bullitt County
Registration for Middle and High School Ministry groups beginning in August for the 2022-23 school year. MSM groups meet on Sunday mornings at 11:15 in the Student Room beginning August 14. HSM groups meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 beginning August 17.
MSM Sundays at 11:15 a.m.; HSM Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning week of August 14
Bullitt County Campus
2022-23 // Shelby County Student Groups
Shelby County
Shelby County middle school and high school students can sign up to be part of a small group. Groups are separated by grade and gender. MSM groups (middle school) meet in the Student Room Sundays at 11:15 a.m. at the Shelby County Campus. HSM groups (high school) meet Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Campus. This is a great opportunity for students to gather in community with friends in a fun and welcoming environment as they grow in their relationships with each other and Jesus.
Middle School Groups meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m.; High School Groups meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Shelby County
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Events



Crestwood Campus
Crestwood Students OneNight
Get ready for OneNight, Grade Wars Edition! Bring your friends for a night of competitive fun, food, and prizes! Come dressed in your corresponding color: 6th graders: Red 7th graders: Orange 8th graders: Blue Freshmen: Yellow Sophomores: Purple Juniors: Green Seniors: Black
Sun, Oct 30
Student Ministry Center
Southwest Campus
SW HSM Fall Retreat - Student 18 & Over
High school students from the Southwest Campus are invited to join us for a Fall Retreat at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, IN. This is an opportunity for students to get away for a weekend and focus on Jesus and time with their church community.
Fri, Nov 04
Country Lake Christian Retreat
Southwest Campus
HSM Fall Retreat - Southwest - Student's 18 & Under
Students in 9th through 12th grade are invited to join us for a fall retreat at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, IN. This is an opportunity for students to get away for a weekend and focus on Jesus and time with their church community.
Fri, Nov 04
Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, IN

Connect

It’s our desire to build relationships with families and we’d love to connect. For more info about student ministry or to speak with someone from the Student Ministry team, select your campus from the dropdown menu. If you are not connected to a campus, email Students@secc.org.

Blankenbaker
Students


Indiana
Students


Crestwood
Students


Southwest
Students


La Grange
Students


Elizabethtown
Students


Prospect
Students


Shelby County
Students


Bullitt County
Students


South Louisville
Students