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

Student Life is part of the larger team of Family Life Ministry here at Faithbridge. 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! 

This summer, 20 students will have the chance to worship, connect, and serve on a short-term mission trip to

Beaumont, Texas! 

July 14th-21st

Cost: $600

Limited to 20 students

For current 8th-12th grade students

Register here!

2018 Winter Retreats

One of our highlights and favorite events of the year are the winter retreats!  We are taking our Middle School students to Covenant Harbor for their Winter Camp on January 12-14th and our Senior High to Timber-Lee from February 16-18th. 

Cost for Senior High Retreat: $120

WinterXtreme is Timber-lee's winter retreat program for youth groups. Weekends are set up with the goal of taking care of every detail so that youth leaders and sponsors can maximize their time with students. We cover the details of food, a speaker, the worship band, community-building activities and staff. You bring your junior or senior high students to play, eat, sleep, facilitate discussion and warm up by the fire after the outdoors! winterXtreme allows you to strengthen the relationships in your group and see lives develop and grow. Sign up through your youth group at church for this winter adventure.

Activities include – game room and snack shop -Carpetball -Foosball -Ping Pong Animal Farm Broomball Tournament Chapel -Speaker and Band listed on line up -Small group breakaway times directly following Cross Country Skiing Espresso Bar Gaga Ball Leather Shop (charges vary by project - $2 and up) Karaoke Nature Center -Reptile and Small animal rooms -Creation Walk experience -Physical Discovery Room Snowshoeing Toboggan Run Trail Rides (additional charge $15) Two Tubing Hills (we make snow and are usually able to keep these going even in warm weather) Zipline (additional charge $10)

Register for High School Winter Retreat here.

Changes to Wednesday Night

We hope you are all enjoying some down time this summer with family and soaking up some summer sun before snowflakes begin to fall once more! We want to let you know about some of the exciting changes that are happening at Faithbridge. Last year, Faithbridge expanded to two campuses and our programming grew. This growth trend has also presented us with a challenge: we are running out of space at the Downtown Campus on Wednesday evenings. After a lot of prayer, conversations, and discernment we are making a significant change to Wednesday night programming and will be expanding to the Franksville Campus. 

New programming will start Wednesday evening, September 6th: 

Franksville Campus

    • Family Dinner—Fellowship Hall | 5-6:15 pm

    • Kid Life SHINE (5k-5 th Grade)—Chapel | 5:30-6:15 pm

    • Kid Life SHARE (5k-5 th Grade)—Basement | 6:30-8 pm

    • Kid Life Nursery & Preschool—Basement | 6:30-8 pm

    • Women on Wednesday—Chapel Wing | 6:30-8 pm

    • Men’s Study Group—Conference Room | 6:30-8 pm

    • Praise Team Practice—Sanctuary | 6:30-8:30 pm

Downtown Campus

    • Family Dinner—Third Floor | 5:30-6:15 pm

    • Chancel Choir—Sanctuary | 6:15-7:15 pm

    • Student Life—Third Floor | 6:30-8 pm

    • Praise Team Practice—Sanctuary | 6:30-8:30 pm

    • Parenting Small group- Chapel  6:30-8:00pm

We realize that some families have children/students in both Student and Kid Life so we will offer transportation for families with students in Student Life. A van will transport students between campuses each Wednesday night. 


6th/7th Grade Small Groups

9 a.m.--Downtown Campus

8:30 a.m.--Franksville Campus

Our middle school small group is designed to walk students through the main stories and major events of the Bible. Students will spend one year focused on the Old Testament and the following year on the New Testament. Students will see how the stories in Scripture are relevant to their lives today and how they can live out their faith in their daily lives. 

Food, Faith, & Culture

9 a.m.--Downtown Campus

8:30 a.m. --Franksville Campus

This is a great opportunity for our students (8th-12th grade) to come together and discuss what it means to live out their faith in the culture that they are in. This will be a highly relational and interactive time that uses media and technology to help out our students not only grow in their faith but also live it out in their everyday lives as they build relationships with each other. 

Confirmation Class

4-5 p.m.--Franksville Campus

Confirmation is an opportunity for 8th Grade students (as well as non-confirmed 9th-12th graders) at Faithbridge to "firm up" their decisions to be followers of Christ. Many teenagers were baptized as infants before they had the ability to understand what being a follower of Christ is about. Confirmation is the process for them to come to an understanding of what it means to be followers of Christ, provide them the chance to make their own decision to follow Christ, and to become full members of the church. 



Weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. for Middle and High School students. 

If you're thinking about connecting or serving within Merge Student Ministries, contact Can't wait to see you there!

Student Life Calendar

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 Andrew Sturdy ( 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. 


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. 


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 Pastor Andrew at

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

Medications Form