STUDENT LIFE

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 is to promote life long faith by partnering with parents and the larger church while creating dynamic space for children and youth to experience God! 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! 


Six Flags

Faithbridge is going to Six Flags Great America.  If you are in Middle School or High School consider joining your friends for a crazy fun day at Great America.  This event takes place on August 2nd from 9am to 6pm.  This cost is $30 per person.  Register here!

Faithbridge Student Life: Mission Trip

This summer we are excited to announce that we are going to Philadelphia PA for our senior high mission trip!  


Philadelphia is rooted in a deep history – nicknamed the birthplace of America. The Liberty Bell finds its home here. The men who are named the fathers of our nation walked our streets and made their homes here, building the city on a foundation of justice and freedom. Yet so often the story of the city “of brotherly love” does not point to this freedom. Philly has become characterized by a crumbling school system, a large number of abandoned homes, violence and drug addiction. It does not appear to be a place that is walking towards a grander experience of the future.

But in that, the city remains anchored to the tension between the old and the new, the already and not yet. Murals are painted over graffiti, uniting neighborhoods under banners of awareness, joy and celebration. The cobblestone streets are swept revealing the richness that was covered with the litter of today. Holidays are celebrated with gusto and joy. Fairmount Park covers over 9,200 acres of landscaped open space promoting physical activities and peace from the busyness of urban centers. The experience of our future looks less bleak.


Dates of the mission trip:  July 16-23rd

Grades Eligible to attend: incoming 9th -12th Grade

Cost: $550



Island Camp

The Island creates unique experiences that value deep relationships over technology, community over individuality, and imagination over entertainment.  A week on the island is filled with creativity, craziness, camaraderie, as well as time of solitude in creation.  Life of Christ is lived out in community.  Campers become a true community through daily worship at the campfire, walk partners, Island journal to direct quiet time, and counselor-led devotions.  Islanders live the wilderness adventure with high and low ropes courses, our famous Mountain Dew and Tarzan Swings, Island Ball, the zip-line, games, and appearances from the Island's Sasquatch.

Faithbridge has spaces for 8 Middle School students to experience the Island this summer.  To register, download the form below and fill it out and submit it to Pastor Andrew!  All Payment will be made to Faithbridge Church. 

The plan right now is to take our own transportation up to Covenant Point.   More details will be coming regarding transportation to Covenant Point and back.  



12 Trip

The 12 Trip is designed to be a capstone experience for our graduating seniors which would launch them into the next chapter of their life with a robust faith. 

We will be traveling up to the Superior National Forest in Minnesota on June 5th and experience a four day canoe adventure through the beautiful Boundary Waters.  Space on this experience is limited to six seniors (max number allowed in one group traveling into Boundary Waters).  We will return back to Faithbridge on Sunday June 11th for the church service! 

Cost: $275/student (students will be asked to bring spending money for meals while traveling)

No previous wilderness experience required.




STUDENT LIFE Small Groups

6th/7th Grade Small Groups

9 a.m.--Downtown Campus

10:30 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

10:30 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. 


High School Life Groups

6-7:30pm--Member's homes

High School students will meet in the homes of adult leaders and spend time digging into scripture. These groups are designed for our High School students to grow deeper in relationship with each other by building community, and grow in their understanding of God and how he is at work in their lives. 


WORSHIP

MERGE

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 andrew.sturdy@faithbridgewi.com. 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 (andrew.sturdy@eumchurch.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. 


Media Team

Do you like the behind the scenes stuff? Are you creative and good with technology? Use your gifts in media to help on Wednesday nights at Merge and other special events. Each team member must know how to do their specific jobs—Media Shout, video editing, lights, sound, etc… Help maintain the Merge Facebook page. 


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. 


Hospitality Team

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. 

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 Pastor Andrew at andrew.sturdy@faithbridgewi.com.



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

Medications Form