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! 

Student Life Events

    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! In order to receive the discount, a student must volunteer with with Dessert Derby on April 7th.*

    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.


    *Contact Pastor Rees if you need a different volunteer opportunity.  

    FREE!

    Kids and students Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to participate in this FREE Kid and Student Life crossover event.

    We'll meet at the Franksville Campus at 5:30 pm and take buses to Action Territory.

    Registration is required.

    Register here!


    Kids and students are encouraged to invite their friends to join us at Action Territory so that they will have an opportunity to see how Faithbridge values fun! As we play together, kids and students will experience what it means to be a part of the Faithbridge community and then will be invited to stay connected by attending Easter services the following Sunday. Our goal is to model Jesus in the way He meets us where we are--and not the other way around. We're meeting kids and students where they are--in this case, Action Territory--so that we can show them who Jesus is.

    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

    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.



    Confirmation Class

    12-1:15 pm | Sundays | Franksville Campus

    Confirmation is an opportunity for 7th and 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. 


    See the schedule here.




    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.