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 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! 



We're making a few changes this Fall! Find out more


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. 

STUDENT LIFE Small Groups

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. 




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@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. 

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