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Student Ministry

Impact (7th-8th Grade) and Crosswalk (9th-12th Grade)

 

Our middle school ministry consists of 7th and 8th grade students from all around the Lansing area. Impact meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15pm in the Student Center.

Crosswalk is our high school ministry, consisting of 9th through 12th grade students from all around the Lansing area. We gather each Sunday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Student Center.

What we offer

We have a variety of ways your students can connect with other students and grow in their relationship with Christ.

Weekly Gatherings

Impact

Crosswalk

Camp and Retreats

We have Summer Camps and Winter Retreats for both Impact and Crosswalk students, and a Fall Retreat for Crosswalk juniors and seniors. It’s a great opportunity for students to get away from their normal routine and spend time focused on God and friends. 

Student Mission Trips

Not everyone can pack up all their belongings and become a career missionary, but many of us can go on short-term mission trips. If you’ve never tried it, we encourage you to consider these benefits of taking the compassion of Jesus to another culture:

  1. You will encounter God’s heart.
  2. You will expand your limited perspective.
  3. You will become more grateful.
  4. You will discover spiritual family and lasting partnerships.
  5. You will expand the Kingdom of Jesus.

Of course, not everyone can hop on a plane and go to a foreign country for 10 days. Some people have health limitations or family pressures that make travel impractical. Don’t feel guilty if you are in that category. Instead, remember that those who can’t go to the mission field physically can go through prayer or financial support. And the reward will be the same.

When David defeated the Amalekites, he gave the same reward to the warriors who stayed behind to watch the baggage as he gave to the frontline soldiers who wielded swords (see 1 Sam. 30:22-25).

So, whether you go virtually or in person, let’s recognize the priority of missions. Let’s encourage every Christian to discover their role in God’s great plan to tell everyone about Jesus and His love.

Weekend Gathering

We encourage all our students to go to the weekend services in the Main Auditorium (Saturday 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:15 & 11:00 am). Students can also serve on our technical team and in a variety of roles in the Children’s Ministry.

For our 7th-9th grade students, we offer a community called “TheBridge” during the 11:00 am. Students attending TheBridge go to the worship of the main weekend service and then go to their classroom for a lesson specifically designed for them to spark discussion.

Kick-offs are September 16 and 18!

The BIG impact party!

Join us on Wednesday, September 18 (6 pm – 8:15) for the BIG Impact Party. There’s BIG fun for everyone – big inflatables, big competitions, big snacks (carnival snacks and pizza), big prizes, and big fun.  So much fun, that every 7th-8th grader who invites someone who has never been to Impact before gets a prize. It’s big fun all around. It’s a big beginning to a new ministry year. It’s so fun, parents are invited to join us from 6-6:30.

crosswalk kick-off

Oh snap! Crosswalk is having a ‘90s Block Party!

Sunday, September 15, 5:30-8:30pm

High school students, don’t miss the prize competitions, food and block party fun in hour 1 (with an early 5:30 start time)!

Come hungry and catch Grand Grillin food truck cooking up something special for Crosswalk. Chapelure at Heights Eastwood and Runabout Coffee Co. are classing up the joint with iced coffee, espresso, and lattes made to order.

Get jiggy wit’ your best ’90s getup and win a prize if it’s 2 legit 2 quit!

Live worship, a talk by Pastor Marvin Williams, giveaways galore, and more surprises throughout the night mean you should bring your F*R*I*E*N*D*S!

Fo’ shizzle, tell your parents there’s something for them too… Parent Q&A with Pastors Marvin & Jack at 6:30pm in room 162 to address questions regarding this year’s Student Ministry plans.

Impact Upcoming Events

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:15pm

September 18 – Impact Big Party!

September 25 – Impact: Hooked Series

October 2 – Impact: Hooked Series

October 9 – Impact: Hooked Series

October 16 – Impact: Hooked Series

October 23 – Impact: Stuff Series

October 25 – Trunk-r-Treat @ Gardner Magnet School, Serving opportunity

October 30 – Impact: Stuff Series

November 6 – Impact: Stuff Series

November 13 – Impact: AMP Night

November 20 – Impact: Snapshot Series

November 27 – Impact: Snapshot Series

December 4 – Impact: Snapshot Series

December 11 – Impact: Snapshot Series

December 14 – Love Lansing: Christmas SERVE; 9:00am

December 18 – Impact: AMP Night

December 25 – Merry Christmas: No Impact

January 1 – Happy New Year: No Impact

 

Crosswalk Upcoming Events

Sundays 6:30 – 8:30pm

September 15 – Kick-off Block Party

September 22 – Crosswalk: Roots Series

September 29 – Crosswalk: Roots Series

October 2 – Upperclassmen Fall Retreat Registration Deadline

October 6 – Crosswalk: Roots Series

October 13 – Crosswalk: Roots Series

October 20 – Crosswalk: How to be a Bad Friend Series

October 25 – Serving Opportunity: Trunk-r-Treat at Gardner Magent School

October 27 – Crosswalk: How to be a Bad Friend Series

November 3 – Crosswalk: How to be a Bad Friend Series

November 10 – Crosswalk: How to be a Bad Friend Series

November 17 – Crosswalk: AMP Night

November 24 – Crosswalk: Drop It Series

December 1 – Crosswalk: Drop It Series

December 8 – Crosswalk: Drop It Series

December 14 – Love Lansing: Christmas Serve

December 15 – Crosswalk: Christmas Message

December 22 – Crosswalk Christmas Party

December 29 – No Crosswalk: Merry Christmas!