Chris Hurt, Minister to Students
Brittany Green, Girls Minister
Sean Kahlich, Student Ministry Associate
Daniel Rentie, College Ministry Associate
Josh Nivens, Worship [email protected]
9:00 am–5:00 pm
WHY ARE WE CALLED BLUE?
In 2007, our student ministry attended a camp near Austin, Texas. At this camp, every youth group was assigned a color, and ours was…blue. It was a summer we will never forget! We saw God move in mighty ways. Our students were excited about worship, thrilled to be with one another, and even pumped about Rec (Rec is the all-out, crazy games and get messy part of camp, which previously wasn’t a favorite). But, that year changed everything! Students were united, transformed, and renewed unlike anything we had witnessed before. We even won the Spirit Stick! We felt God’s presence, His comfort, His strength…as Blue. It was a feeling that we didn’t want to part with, so we decided to bring Blue back home with us. Thus, the name Blue was born and the principles behind it are integral part of our ministry.
WE WALK IN EACH OTHER'S SHOES.
Small groups are a vital part of our ministry, and include Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible studies. Students are divided into boys and girls groups, then by grade level.
Small groups are where students connect with leaders, other students, and the Lord. Every student is guided to a small group that fits their needs to ensure a sense of belonging.
WE BUILD OUR LIVES ON GOD'S TRUTH.
Our leaders focus on each student’s spiritual journey through serious Bible study and application in small groups, camps, retreats and other special events. We challenge and inspire our students to spend one-on-one time with the Lord on a regular basis, and equip them to maintain their Christian walk on their own as they mature.
WE SERVE OUR CITY FIRST.
We provide a variety of opportunities for students to serve other students, or volunteer in other ministries at church and in our community.
Students can be greeters, audio/video techs, worship associates, camp counselors—there are lots of choices. Students gain valuable other-centered experiences through local outreach and foreign mission trips during the summer.