New to Student Ministries

We are thrilled that you are interested in finding out more about who we are.  We'd love to earn the right to learn more about who you are as well.  We are a medium sized youth ministry but we do our best to welcome those who enter the room.  Our goal is to do everything we can to help you feel welcomed and included among us.  Here are three things you can do to help us out with this: 

  1. If you are going to visit, you might consider starting with our Sunday Night gatherings (JH Ignite or HS - Higher Ground). These programs might offer a chance to find some others to connect with while also introducing you to a glimpse of "who we are."  
  2. When you visit, introduce yourself to an adult. This takes some courage. But, they are wonderful people who would love to help connect you to some other students you might relate well with. You could also email Jim Tinsley at (if you are in HS) or David Wilson at (if you are in Jr. High) ahead of your visit. Let them know you will be coming and they will be prepared to meet you and help you find your way around!  
  3. Get Connected! We communicate in three primary ways.  First, the event pages on this website, through Facebook and through Instagram. You can join our Facebook group here and follow us on Instagram here. Second is through text message updates. (Text Messages end up being mostly for HS students.) The third is through email. You can sign up for our text messages or email updates by simply emailing Lindsey Oliva at  Knowing about these events will give you opportunities to connect with us.