Apex Student Ministry strives to help equip students for a lifelong walk with Christ. Paul tells us to press on toward the goal (Philippians 3:14). We believe that it is essential to equip students to grow in their relationship with Christ, growing even closer to Him as they walk through this life. The Apex is the highest point of a mountain that every climber strives to reach. Similarly, in our walk with Christ, we should be moving upward, striving to reach the prize that we have been heavenly called toward.
WHAT WE DO EVERY WEEK
Foothold – Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
Every climber must have a good foothold in order to climb higher and avoid falling. Foothold is a time of giving our students the essentials they will need to continue to climb higher long after they leave the youth group. Foothold is our large group time including 7th – 12th graders that meets in the Peak. Basketball, dodgeball, video games, ping pong, pool, air hockey and other activities take place before and after Foothold. During Foothold we spend time in worship, large group Bible Study, and small groups. We encourage you to bring your friends and join us!
Basecamp – Sunday 9:45-10:45am
Climbers need to make sure they have all the equipment they need to succeed and a group of climbers they can work with to reach their common goal. Basecamp is designed to help students bond with other believers with whom they can connect and hang out. During Basecamp students will also study God’s Word to discover the basics of our faith that will help them prepare for the long climb ahead. We meet in the Peak each Sunday.
WHAT WE DO EVERY YEAR
Hot Hearts is the largest Youth Evangelistic Event in the Golden Triangle. The event brings nationally known worship leaders, concert artists and speakers. We join with thousands of other teens from the area for this life-impacting weekend.
Cost: $40 until January 3rd, 2019, then $50
Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/5R9dkDDpuPnIuqgB2
More information can be found at hothearts.org
DNOW (Disciple Now)
Generation Multitask. It’s a fitting label for an overcommitted, over-entertained generation of teenagers, don’t you think? School, band, sports practice, work, volunteering, and hours of “screen time,” all create a tremendous drain on their lives. Where is the time for cultivating their relationship with Christ?
The Pause will teach students to “hit pause” to spend time growing their relationship with God. They’ll learn how to pray, how to memorize Scripture, and how to curriculum specific passages of the Bible. Basically, they’ll learn how to develop the habits that will lead them into a vibrant relationship with Christ.
Each summer we get away for a week to spend time with God and our whole group. Camp is one of the most important events we go to each year. It helps the group to accelerate their friendships with each other and God. The camp we attend varies from year to year.
We believe our students are called to serve now and not just when they are older. Putting your faith into action is important. Mission trips allow us to put our faith into action and is a high priority in the student ministry. Our mission trip varies from year to year, but usually involves backyard Bible clubs and light construction. We have traveled to Galveston, Victoria, Mexico, Alabama, Florida and other locations. Every other year high school students are provided the opportunity to participate in an international mission trip. The past five international mission trips have taken us to the country of Ecuador. This trip has had lifelong impacts on our students.
Throughout the summer we go on several fellowship trips that involve our whole group!
Here are some of the trips we took this past summer: