Student Ministry

Student Ministry

ILLUMINATE is a youth ministry designed to help middle and high school students grow their faith and their character.

The word illuminate means to ‘make visible or bright by shining light on it.’

We are founded on Matthew 5:14, which says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” It is our belief that young people are called to shine the light of Christ wherever they go — in their homes, in their schools and in their neighborhoods, unashamedly living out their faith for the glory of God.

  • OUR MISSION: We exist so students would have repeated opportunities to hear and see the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • OUR VISION: Our desire is to glorify God in all that we do, and equip students to be the light of the world as Jesus calls them to be. We look to encourage others to follow Him daily through prayer, scripture, and service. We are committed to planting seeds that only God can grow.

Our ministry is for grades 7-12 and meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:00PM during the months of September-June.

At ILLUMINATE, students will have opportunities to experience the love of God through His Word, spiritual conversations, and small groups. It’s a chance to meet new people in a fun, safe environment, and spend intentional time with God.

A Bible Study takes place almost every Sunday morning from 9:15-10:15AM in the Youth Room on the third floor of Caz Church. Anyone grade 7-12 is welcome! Our third study of the 2023-2024 school year is a book study. We’re reading a book by authors Frank & Zach Turek: Hollywood Heroes – How Your Favorite Movies Reveal God. We’re discussing some of the most popular superhero and fictional characters of our time (Captain America, Iron Man, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins, Luke Skywalker, Batman, and Wonder Woman). We are also talking about why we are so captivated by these stories that take us to a world where heroes fight evil, and sacrifice themselves for a greater good. We have copies of this book for students, and we’ll continue tackling one chapter every two weeks (there are 7 chapters total), A snack is provided for students on the last Sunday of the month.

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