Student Ministries is a haven open to all 6th to 12th grade students, no matter where they are in their faith journey. The years spent in Middle and High School are filled with challenges and our goal is simple: connect students to Jesus (Upward), one another (Inward) and empower them to make a difference in our world (Outward).

Each of our activities are purposefully executed around our three pillars:

  1. Upward: Students in worship, identifying who they are and whose they are.
  2. Inward: Students growing in their faith and friendships through a Godly community.
  3. Outward: Walking the walk and intentionally looking for ways to serve God through serving others.
Monthly Events Schedule:

1st Sunday – Student Ministry Worship, 5:30 – 7:00pm, @ LFC

2nd Sunday – Small Groups, 5:30 – 7:00pm, @ LFC

3rd Sunday – Outreach, time and locations will vary. Check Facebook for most recent updates.

4th Sunday – Small Groups, 5:30 – 7:00pm, @ LFC

Months with 5th Sunday – Service Takeover at 9:30 and 11:00am services, @ LFC

Special Events

11/5- Maverick City Tour (Save the Date! Details coming soon.)

11/21- Friendsgiving (Save the Date! Details coming soon.)

12/19- Christmas Ball (Save the Date! Details coming soon.)

FAQ

Our mission at Student Ministry (“SM”) is simple: help students find and follow Jesus. Things may look a little different this year, but we are excited to grow this group of youth and do big things in our community. As always, you may stay connected via Facebook, your Small Group Leaders and Jus- our Student Ministry Leader. Below you will find answers to our most frequent questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with our team at SMW@lakeforest.org.

Will SM still gather on Sundays?

Yes, we will meet at the church (unless an offsite event is planned) on Sundays from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

Are masks required?

Your student’s health is of the utmost importance to us. We ask that if they are not feeling well that they stay home to ensure no transmission of illness. Beginning Sunday, October 3rd, masks will be required for all students and SM leaders. Our goal is to mirror the guidelines of our local schools, sports, clubs, dance studios and other youth organizations – specifically in how masks affect quarantine policy. The main rationale for doing so is to protect our students from having to miss out on other important activities in their lives due to a COVID exposure. By asking everyone to wear a mask, if a student or leaders tests positive, no one else needs to quarantine (unless they show symptoms). Our hope is to reduce risk and ensure that students don’t have to miss out on school or sports activities due to possible exposures at Student Ministries.

Student Ministry Handbook