STUDENT LIFE

Welcome to Student Life, the youth ministry of Faithbridge. We are so excited that you are visiting us! 


Our overall goal in Student Life is to passionately prepare students for lives of Christ-like significance.  


Each student is made in the image of God and has an amazing story that God is writing for each of them. We exist as dynamic space for students to worship, connect, and serve! Through these three elements we believe students can discover the amazing story that God wants to write in each of their lives! 


Student Life includes 6th-12th grade. During the summer, new incoming 6th graders are included in Student Life activities, transitioning 8th graders can participate in both Middle and High School activities, and 12th graders are welcome in both Student and College Life activities. 

STUDENT LIFE

Summer Events


  • High School Breakfast & Bible Study

    9:30 am | Wednesdays beginning June 12th | Meli Cafe

    High School students and their friends are invited to join Pastor Rees and our summer Intern, Audrey, for a great Bible study and tasty breakfast at Meli Cafe. Please note that we will not meet July 17th or August 7th. 

  • Middle School All Nighter

    7 pm-9 am | June 14th & 15th | Downtown Campus

    All Middle School students (including new 6th graders) are invited to all-night fun, snacks and pudgy pies on a campfire, and more! Bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Registration required. The last day to register is Wednesday, June 12th!

    Register here!

  • Senior Night @ Lake Geneva

    6-11 pm | Friday, June 21st

    Pastor Rees is inviting graduated High School Seniors out for a night of fun in Lake Geneva. We'll meet at 5 pm at the Franksville Campus and carpool from there. Register here by Wednesday, June 19th so we know how many are coming.

  • Boys Night Out/Girls Night Out

    6-10 pm | Wednesday, June 26th

    Student Life is invited out for a great night out with our Adult Leaders! Locations are TBD!

    Registration required. Register here by Wednesday, June 19th so we can plan accordingly.

  • Beach Worship Night

    7:30-9 pm | Wednesday, July 10th | North Beach Oasis

    Join us for a night of fun and worship at the beach! (Weather permitting)

  • Middle School Capture The Flag

    7-9 pm | Friday, July 12th | Downtown Campus

    Get ready for Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag! Bring a friend and your stealthiest moves! We recommend you wear all black! Registration required.

  • Summer Bonfire

    6:30-10 pm | Wednesday, July 24th | Evan's Home

    Bring a friend for a bonfire, s’mores, and more! You won't want to miss it! (Weather permitting)

  • Pool Party

    6:30-9 pm | Wednesday, July 31st | Westerfield's Home

    Bring a friend, a towel, and a change of clothes and get ready to party! (Weather permitting)

  • High School @ The Wisconsin State Fair

    10:30 am-6:30 pm | Sunday, August 4th | Cost: $14

    High School students are invited to a fun day at the Wisconsin State Fair! Eat your weight in fried Oreos and corn dogs! We'll meet at the Franksville Campus after the service to carpool.

    Registration required.

  • Six Flags & Hurricane Harbor

    9 am-6:30 pm | Wednesday, August 7th

    Six Flags Only: $30

    Six Flags & Hurricane Harbor: $40

    You won’t want to miss an awesome day of rides, slides, and the lazy river!

    Registration required. If you have a season pass, let us know on the registration form. (Weather permitting)

  • Bonfire at the Farm

    7:30-10 pm | Sunday, August 24th | Beguhl Farms

    Celebrate before the start of the school year with a bonfire at Pastor Rees’ family farm! Bring some s'mores fixings and your favorite beverage to share. (Weather permitting)

CAMP TIMBER-LEE | JULY 14-20

Current Middle School students (grades 6th-8th) are encouraged to sign up for summer camp at Timber-lee! The total cost without the Dessert Derby discount is $667. With the discount the cost is $317! 

Register here with Timber-lee, mention Faithbridge in the "How did you hear about camp?" section of the registration form, and let us know that you signed up so that we can make sure you receive the Dessert Derby discount in your final total. There is a $100 down payment required at the time of registration. Final payment is due by May 30th, 2019.


FORMS

Welcome to Faithbridge! We are thrilled you are a part of our Student Life Family! It is very important to us that we create a safe and fun space for students at Faithbridge. In order to accomplish this, it is very important to collect essential information on all of our students. Please take five minutes to register your son or daughter before attending events at Faithbridge. If you have any question, please email Rees at studentlife@faithbridgewi.com.



Medical Form (We need this on every student who attends an event off site)

Medications Form (We need this if your child is going to bring medication to an event)


STUDENT LIFE Small Groups

Student Life AM

9 am | Downtown Campus

(6th-8th Grade Girls in Room 110)

8:30 am | Franksville Campus

Student Life A.M. is a place where High School and Middle School students can come together as a community and learn what God’s Word is all about. Students will be divided into Middle School and High School groups. In their time together, students will be invited into a conversation by their adult leaders and Pastor Rees about specific topics and scripture. The goal of our time together on Sunday mornings is to teach students how to follow Jesus and have fun doing it! We also believe that worship is important! After our time together, students are strongly encouraged to sit together in the service that follows.




WORSHIP

MERGE

Middle School and High School

Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8 pm | Downtown Campus

If you're thinking about connecting or serving within Merge Student Ministries, contact rees.beguhl@faithbridgewi.com

SERVE OppOrtunities

FOR PARENTS AND ADULTS


Service is a huge part of our DNA.  Below are ways that both parents and students can serve here at Faithbridge. Please review the options below and contact Pastor Rees Beguhl (rees.beguhl@faithbridge.com) to find out more about this service opportunities.  


Merge Leader

Facilitate discussions during breakout groups at Merge, be a positive role model for the students in our ministry, get to know the students at our weekly meetings and follow up with them outside of Merge. 12 month commitment, attend Merge weekly, along with monthly leader meetings from September-May.


Small Group Leader

Lead a weekly small group of 6-12 students middle school or high school, through facilitating small group discussion with provided curriculum, attend monthly leader meetings. Prepare and review curriculum prior to small group meeting time, arrive on Sunday mornings 15 minutes prior to service time, build relationships individually with the students and pray for them.  



FOR STUDENTS


Creative Design Team

Are you a gifted artist or designer? Do you like creating things? Creative Design Team is responsible for all props, backdrops and other elements of design for Merge and special events throughout the year. Help with these major events during the year: Merge Backdrop (September), Murder Mystery (December), MS Winter Retreat (February), HS Winter Retreat (February), Volunteer Appreciation Banquet (May) Drama Team Drama, skits and human videos. We're looking for students who are comfortable acting, being up front, using your expressions, and improvising. Help with these major events during the year: Merge (September-May), MS Winter Retreat (February), HS Winter Retreat (February), Dessert Derby (March) Practice is Wednesday nights before Merge. 



Serve Team

Are you passionate about serving others? Serve Team works specifically with special service events throughout the year both locally and outside of Racine, in order to do just that. Responsibilities include brainstorming, planning and helping to lead the events.

  

Care Team

Do you believe in the power of prayer? Do you like caring for others? Join together to pray for the students and leaders in our ministry on a weekly basis. Pray for each student in our ministry by name on a regular basis. Take prayer requests that are left at the “Prayer Wall” and pray for them as a team the following week. Working together and with Adult Leaders to help meet the needs and care for those requests. Students will pray before Merge each week (5:30-6 p.m.). Pray for specific events coming up in both the youth ministry and the life of our church. 


Welcome/Program

First impressions mean everything! Be the people in our youth ministry—who are on the look out for first-time guests and make them feel welcome. Show them around the 3rd floor. Make the guests feel welcomed and “a part of the group.” Gain as much contact information as possible from all first-time guests and make sure that information gets passed to the appropriate places so it will be recorded. Hospitality Team meets for every Wednesday night Merge. 


Youth Worship Team

Are you a musician? The youth praise band is a group of students who serve others by leading in worship. If you are passionate about worship, music or a particular instrument, then the youth praise band might be for you. Each participant is required to fill out an application and have an audition. Applications and auditions take place in May of each year.