Student Ministries Weekly Update

Connect Student Ministry


Hi All!

We hope you are having a wonderful week. Read up on all the upcoming event information and updates below or visit to get more details! 

Student Ministries Interim Team

As you know, a number of volunteers have stepped up and committed to ensuring that this time of transition between Mitch and the new Assistant Pastor of Family Life goes as smoothly as possible. You can contact them directly  with any questions, but also please remember to say thank you for their willingness to help! All contact information can be found in the printed directories. If you need assistance contacting one of our volunteers, please call the church office at 816.436.3583. 

Middle School Sunday School Volunteer Leaders:

Ron Wilson, Dave Wiersma, Ed Staats

High School Sunday School Volunteer Leaders:

Eric Adams

Wednesday Night Connect Volunteer Leaders:

Aaron Kleinmeyer, Wes and Katie Langford 

Small Groups Volunteer Leaders:

Phil and Donna Pace | 

Special Events Helper:

Ishi Stackpole  

Dare2Share Fearless Conference 

There are only three spots left so please sign up right away if you’re still interested in going! This should be a great weekend of fun, learning and worship! The event is completely SOLD OUT so if you don’t get one of our tickets you won’t be able to go. Learn more about the event at Sign up HERE!

Summer Mission Camp

When: July 6th-10th | Where: University of Central Oklahoma; Edmond, OK

“Student Life Mission Camps are a Christ-centered camp for 7th – 12th graders. It includes engaging worship from experienced worship leaders, learning through sound biblical teaching and Bible study, community in Family Groups, and mission projects in the local community. It’s a week of focused learning, heartfelt praise, dramas, community building, teamwork, and most importantly, God’s Word on center stage.”

It is our hope to have the new Family Life Pastor in place by late May, so the camp represents a great opportunity for him to get to know the youth and for the youth to get to know him. More information on the Camp can be found at:


  • Registration for the Camp is listed at $320 – $350 per student.
  • The estimated driving time is 5-6 hours – registration is at 1:00 PM on the first day and dismissal is at 9:45 AM the last day; therefore, there will be no overnight stay on the way down or return trip.
  • Fuel is estimated to be approximately $25 per student.

Fund Raising: Spring Fling Thing II

One of the small groups has agreed to host a fundraiser to help lower the cost for students to attend the Camp. It will be similar to the “Minute To Win It” event (Spring Fling Thing I) from a couple of years ago. The event will include a dinner, games, and a silent auction with all proceeds going to the trip. Additional funds will be raised through “Bug Splat Bingo” and a “Fill the Gas Can” campaign. Revenues will be split evenly between all the Students who help with the event.

When: April 11th | 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Student Volunteer Positions:

  • Sign-up Tables: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5
  • Announcement to Congregation: March 22
  • Event: Set-up, tear-down, serve drinks (donations), door greeters, monitor silent auction items, score keepers/monitor game stations, child watch (maybe)
  • Works of Service: Auction time for works of service (4 people x 4 hours each)

Additional Needs: 4 parents to help in the kitchen; bottle water and/or case of soda.