We believe that everyone matters to God and because everyone matters to God, everyone matters to us as well. We exist to help students know God, own their faith and make their faith known to others. We love to have fun, and we always want to be all about Jesus in everything that we do. We believe that we are better together and provide a place for you to build meaningful relationships while learning more about what it looks like to follow Jesus as a high school student!
We gather every Wednesday night from 6:30-9pm, with a hangout time starting at 6:30pm.
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High school students are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30pm on Wednesday nights. Students arrive at the ELC parking Lot of TRBC on Wednesday nights. After checking in, they are invited to engage in a variety of fun activities set up there and inside in the student ministry area. Every week we provide a free dinner that is catered by area food trucks, restaurants in our community or our team of volunteers.
At 7:30pm, we start to move students inside to the TRS worship space (formerly known as the PowerSource room) for a dynamic worship service. These services include fun and engaging programming elements, powerful and inspiring worship and practical teaching that addresses the real life issues that high school students are facing.
Following the service, we gather students in small groups. Students are placed into two types of groups:
Following the service, we gather students in connection groups. The purpose of these groups is to make a big ministry feel small and provide students with a place to connect to a consistent group of students and leaders. These groups will meet from about 8:30-9pm and will offer some fun and a chance to meet new students and leaders and catch up with old friends. These connection groups are staffed by well trained and pre-screened leaders who are equipped to engage and encourage students to take the next step in their relationship with Jesus.
Home groups are our weekly disciple-based small group option for high school students. We invite students to sign up for a home group if they are committed to attend regularly, take their group seriously and allow their leaders to hold them accountable. Each week our life group leaders help students dig deeper into the message that was shared from stage and talk about how they can personalize it and apply it in their daily lives. Home Groups will meet on Sunday nights from 4-6pm.
On Sunday mornings at Thomas Road, we encourage 7th-12th graders to attend a main service and/or serve in one of our ministry environments. We believe that connecting students to multi-generational worship services and helping them discover their gifts and engage in serving are critical in helping them develop a sense of ownership and find a place in the local church beyond their student ministry. If you would like to connect with our team on a Sunday morning or learn more about serving opportunities available for students at Thomas Road, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At least once each semester, we host a Baptism Celebration Service for Student Ministry. Students have the opportunity to share their testimony and be baptized by one of their Student Ministry pastors in front of their peers, families and leaders. The night also features powerful worship. Students are encouraged to invite their families and friends as we celebrate this important milestone in their lives. After the service, we host a reception for the families of the students being baptized.
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