Students - West Ridge Church

The vision of West Ridge Students is simple:
We lead students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.

By partnering with parents and creating environments specifically for middle and high school students, we help them claim their faith as their own and live it out every day.

RUSH 2021

Event Dates: May 31st - June 4th
Registration opens March 23rd

One of the highlights of our Student Ministry is taking students (rising 6th-current 12th grade) on May 31- June 4 to a week-long camp called RUSH. This year, we are SO excited to be heading back to Daytona Beach where we will be enjoying the ocean, games, teachings, and worship together.

Middle School | 6th-8th

Revolution is the middle school ministry for students in 6-8th grades. This high-energy service is designed for middle school students, so they experience God in a way that’s unique to their age and life stage. At Revolution, students experience worship through singing and practical Bible teaching that speaks to everyday life.

About Small Groups

Small Groups are the most important thing we do, so we are doing everything possible to ensure groups can consistently meet in person. We have now shifted our Middle School Small Groups into homes all across our community.
  • Middle School groups will meet on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm.
  • Groups are grade and gender-specific. We are also encouraging Groups to be area/school-specific when possible to help limit the spread of a potential outbreak.
    • NOTE: Students get to choose their group and can stay with their current small group even if multiple schools are represented.
  • Groups can be any size up to a max of 20 students per house.
  • There will be 2 to 3 adult leaders in each home.
  • Groups will gather for community, watch a video together, and then have a discussion.

 

Revolution Small Group Registration

 

Interested in being a Host Home for a group?

Please contact students@westridge.com for more information.

 

REVOLUTION Monthly Gatherings

 

One week each month, we will gather together on campus for Revolution from 7 to 9 pm on the following dates:

 

After the program, students will go to the small groups that they have been meeting with in homes. In these groups, they get a chance to grow in community with other students, ask questions, and explore a Bible lesson with an adult leader.

 

Social-distancing guidelines and preventative measures will be in place at these monthly gatherings to keep everyone safe.
  • Pre-packaged snacks will be available at gatherings

High School | 9th-12th

Reckless is the high school ministry for students in 9-12th grades. In the services and the small groups that follow, students are challenged to live life completely committed to following Jesus over everything else. Why? So they can glorify God and reach the world with His love. Reckless meets one Wednesday each month in a large group setting and in small groups (in-person and online) the other Wednesdays of the month.

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Reckless: Small Group Gatherings

Small Groups are the most important thing we do, so we are doing everything possible to ensure groups can consistently meet in person each week. Right now, our High School Small Groups are meeting after the gathering each week to build community, have discussions based off the teaching, and pray for one another.

About In-Person Groups:

• High School groups will meet on Wednesday nights from 7-9 pm.
• Groups are grade and gender-specific. We are also encouraging Groups to be area/school-specific when possible to help limit the spread of a potential outbreak.
• Groups can be any size up to a max of 20 students per house.
• There will be 1 to 2 adult leaders per group.

NOTE: Students get to choose their group and can stay with their current small group even if multiple schools are represented.

About Online Groups:

Each Wednesday night from 7-9pm, we also have Virtual Groups available for students who want to connect in that way!

Join us live every Wednesday at 7:30 as our weekly teaching is released!

Reckless Weekly Online Teaching

You can also watch our weekly videos on our West Ridge Church YouTube channel.
Just select the Students playlist and you can view all of our video content!


 

Ready To Join A Group?

Reckless Small Group Registration (Online + In Person)

Please contact students@westridge.com for more information.

 


 

Reckless: Monthly Large Group Gathering

Each Wednesday*, we will gather together on campus for Reckless from 7 to 9 pm *Excludes school breaks

**Please note**: As of February 24th, we began meeting in-person weekly for Reckless. We are constantly evaluating the status of the COVID pandemic in our area and will adjust our plan accordingly to help protect our community.

Food options will be available for purchase at gatherings (cash only), though they could change from week to week.

 


 

FAQs

What precautions are you taking to keep the students safe at the monthly gatherings?

Social-distancing guidelines and preventative measures will be in place at these monthly gatherings to keep everyone safe such as:

• Everyone attending is strongly encouraged to wear masks or necessary face coverings and maintain Social Distance.

• All of the chairs are Social-Distanced.

• Students are encouraged to sit with their weekly Small Group to minimize the close interactions of all the students.

• The chairs are thoroughly sanitized prior to the service.

What can my student expect at the monthly gatherings?

Expect worship through singing, connecting with others, and growing in your faith from Bible teaching that applies to your life stage.

Where do students meet, and where do I drop off and pick them up?

Our Student Ministry meets at West Ridge in the Worship Center. 

 

Middle School 

• Tuesdays Nights – 7:00pm

MAP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS & STUDENTS

 

High School 

• Wednesday Nights – 7:00pm

MAP FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS & STUDENTS

Who are your adult volunteers?

We know trusting us with your student is a big responsibility, one that we take very seriously.  Every volunteer at West Ridge goes through an extensive background check and vetting process, so the adults investing in your students are fully equipped to help them grow in their faith.

What kind of events do you have?

Aside from our weekly gatherings, our Small Groups have different events and outings together that are designed to grow together relationally and spiritually and have fun doing it. We also have annual retreats, camps, and mission projects.