I came to LifePark thinking there wouldn't be anything for high school students. I was wrong for sure! I was welcomed immediately by Paul Coleman and other high schoolers. From that point on I started making some pretty amazing friends and got really involved. I even got to intern this past school year under Paul, which was an awesome experience. I am beyond grateful for my FirstWave family! - Miranda Godfrey
BIG WEDNESDAY/High School LifeGroups - Wednesdays - 6pm-8pm
The FirstWave Student Ministry is a place where high school students can get connected and have a place to call their own. High School students are amazing and we strives to be a ministry where high school students can get connected and have a group to call their own. Navigating high school is not easy and so we meet students where they are in life by making them feel welcome and making sure we are getting real about life and following Jesus. It's really important to us to help students plug-in and get connected at FirstWave.
There are three main opportunities for high school students each week:
High School Bible Study - Sunday Mornings - 11:30am
On Sunday mornings we invite students to The Pier-Student Room upstairs to hangout, get a snack, see some friends and make some new ones, and learn how to grow closer to God. Here's the thing, we talk and learn about things that are not boring. Our Adult Leaders make learning the Bible enjoyable and challenging, plus they put it into words that can relate to our lives.
Every Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 there is something going to connect high school students.
- BIG WEDNESDAY –is the 1st Wednesday of every month and meets at LifePark. BIG WEDNESDAY = open gym, food, giveaways, live music, a message, laughter and more. This is a great place for a new student to come to a group and check things out or for students to bring friends. Dates for the 2016 Fall Semester: 8/31, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7.
- High School LifeGroups – meet the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month in homes around Mt. Pleasant. Each week HS LifeGroups will begin students hanging out and having a snack together (and sometimes a meal). Then students will participate in a large group teaching which will be followed by large group discussion and then smaller group time. We believe HS LifeGroups are the best way to get connected in the FirstWave Student Ministry because of the relationships and friendships that can be made. Students can sign-up for LifeGroups at Big Wednesdays or on Sunday mornings... or they can just show up. HS LifeGroups will meet from 9/14 - 12/14.
*Parents, please see the Parental Support page for Parent of Teens LifeGroup options.
High School Weekly Serving Opportunities:
We believe in students serving at LifePark and so we have partnered with various ministries so that our 10th-12th grade students can contribute weekly. See the Serving in FirstWave page for more.
High School Special Events:
Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events Page for more information about high school retreats, mission trips, serving opportunities, game-days, and other events.