Student Ministry

Student Ministry

We are a group that is active in the community, spreading the Word, while being respectful to our neighbors

and helping them where we are able. Actions are more powerful than words!

 

 

While Covid-19 restrictions have limited our ability to serve our community, we are using this time to strengthen our relationships with God and with each other, so that we are even better prepared to share the Good News as we seve others when conditions improve.

 

High School Night, Sundays at 6:30 PM at Immanuel

High School Night is held every Sunday, unless otherwise noted. We meet in the Youth Room [upstairs middle school wing, Room 254] at 6:30 PM and end with an activity in the gym or outside, weather permitting. Questions? Contact Matt Cassidy, Director of Student Ministry, at mcassidy@immanuelbatavia.org.

  • Sun., Apr. 18, Sharing Your Faith Treat people with respect and dignity even when it isn’t shown to you. Jesus treated people right even when they mistreated Him. How do you share your faith with others?! Not everyone can be an evangelist, but everyone can show love and grace. Mark 16:15-16, Romans 1:16
  • Sun., Apr. 25, Dating & Relationships What does God say about dating? Who you surround yourself with speaks to who you are as a person. Glorify God and keep the right people around you. 2 Timothy 2:22, Ecclesiastes 4:9
  • Sun., May 2, Identity: Who God Says You Are God made us how He wants us. How do you remain true to how God wants you to be? Galatians 2:20, Jeremiah 1:5
  • Sun., May 9,  No High School Night WE LOVE YOU MOM!

 

Middle School Night, Mondays at 6:30 PM at Immanuel

 

Summer 2021 Mission Trip

Our student ministers will spend a life-changing week serving the Lakota people of the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in Mission, South Dakota; enjoying the wild beauty of the land where the Sicangu Lakota, “Burnt-Thigh Nation,” live.

The Rosebud Reservation is filled with rolling grassy hills and deep, tree-lined creek bottoms—similar to the scenery in the movie Dances with Wolves. For centuries, these prairies were ruled by the proud horse culture of the Sioux, who roamed and hunted buffalo from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.

Today various bands of the Sioux Nation live on reservations across several states. The Rosebud is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Many here face a harsh choice: leave the reservation, family, friends, and the culture they love—or stay and live in shocking poverty, where up to 80 percent of them cannot find work. Life is especially hard on the elderly, whose sons and daughters move away to find work, leaving them either alone or left to raise their grandchildren.

How We’ll Serve

Our group will demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion in tangible ways, serving real people in need while working on projects like building wheelchair ramps and handrails, weatherizing homes and trailers, reconstructing sagging porches, significant painting projects, interior and exterior carpentry, and other home repair projects that the homeowner cannot otherwise complete. 

Together with other student ministry groups, we will work to provide safe, decent, and healthy homes for their seniors. Perhaps we’ll add a sturdy new entry porch to a home where the Tribe has just repaired plumbing that hasn’t worked in years, or add a wheelchair ramp as the finishing touch on a house being remodeled to accommodate a handicapped resident.

It's About Transformation               Worth It               An Experience Like No Other

Schedule

A typical day at Group Workcamp involves serving others, God Sightings, daily devotions, and interactive worship programs.

Every year, the Group Mission Trips team dedicates extensive time and energy to creating a new Jesus-centered program experience through morning and evening programs, crew devotions, and youth group devotions. Programs are designed so that our students don't just look to a stage, but look to Jesus. Our students are also invited to serve by leading parts of each worship program through music, drama, Scripture reading, and other hands-on experiences. 

This summer our students will experience a fresh look at the idea of worth through the parable of The Prodigal Son. Through each powerful, transformational mission trip experience, these young adults will see how Jesus wants each of us to know we are valuable, loved, accepted, and worth it to Him.

Funding

This valuable experience of service and growth naturally comes at a cost. Each student pays $468 to attend this service experience; not including travel expences.

GoGrants are a wonderful way to help these young people experience the joy of serving others and further deepening their relationship with their Lord. Details on GoGrants are available here.