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.
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:
- You will encounter God’s heart.
- You will expand your limited perspective.
- You will become more grateful.
- You will discover spiritual family and lasting partnerships.
- 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.
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.
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!