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

    • Merge Movie Night!

      6 pm | Wednesday, January 23rd

      We'll have fresh popcorn and nachos and watch Napoleon Dynamite!

    • Tubing @ Wilmot Mountain

      Wednesday, January 30th | Free!

      Depart: 5 pm from the Franksville Campus

      Return: 9 pm to the Franksville Campus (If your child is able to drive to Wilmot mountain, that is completely okay.)

      We are so excited to offer this completely free Student Life outing at Wilmot Mountain! We have designed this event so that students can invite their friends for a night of tubing on us! This is regularly a $27 value! Please make every effort to encourage your son and daughter to bring a friend or two along on this fun night out. We ask that every student register through the form link below as well as fill out the Liability Waiver (required by Wilmot) and bring it with them to Merge this week or next week. No student or adult can participate without this waiver.

      Sign up here!

      Fill out the Liability Waiver here!

      There will be no Downtown programming on this night!

    We are thrilled to have you going on the MS Winter Retreat with us! It is going to be one amazing weekend and we are praying that God will meet us there and speak to each of us. Our guest speaker will be Dave Creek.


    WHERE: Camp Timber-Lee

    WHEN: January 18th-20th

    COST: $100

    Please sign up by January 16th! Payment must also be received by Wednesday, January 16th.


    If you have not yet filled out a Medical Release form for you student, you must do so first! Find it here.

    This summer, 25 students will have the chance to worship, connect, and serve on a short-term mission trip in Anchorage, Alaska with Praying Pelican Missions! We hope you'll join us for this great opportunity.

    Please note that this trip is for current 8th-12th grade students. 

    There are 13 spots left!


    Total cost including airfare: $1400 | After Dessert Derby discount: $800

    (Participants will be encouraged to use support letters to fund the rest of their trip.)


    Students sign up here.


    Contact Lew Evans at ljezip@gmail.com or Jim Westerfield at missions@faithbridgewi.com if you have any questions. 


    Learn more about Praying Pelican Missions: Alaska here.

    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 | Bi-monthly on Saturdays | 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. 




    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.