A summer unlike any other!
Join us for something completely new and unique this summer as we launch Home-Based Student Ministry!
As a church, we are beginning the House Church movement as we work through our COVID-19/Reentry Strategy. What this means for Student Ministry is that our small groups are able to begin gathering together in groups of under 25.
Beginning Sunday, June 7th, and continuing through the summer, our small groups will be meeting together in homes to make memories and grow together spiritually. Our small group leaders will be leading the charge this summer while we are not yet able to meet together as a whole Student Ministry. We will provide a weekly message posted to our Student Ministry YouTube channel on Sunday mornings, and then our small groups will gather to watch the video, have great group discussions, and build relationships through a variety of unique group-planned activities.
For more campus-specific information, please reach out to your campus Student Ministry Leader.
- Frye Farm: Andrew Schnur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Crossroads: John Beaken (email@example.com)
This is going to be an incredible summer and we believe that God will use this summer to grow us closer to each other and closer to Jesus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my group be meeting?
Your group will either be meeting at your small group leader's house, one of your group member's houses, or at a public gathering space. We will not be permitting groups to use the church facilities at this time. Your small group leader will communicate the exact location and time to you by 8pm on Thursdays.
Prepare for lots of bonfires and pool parties.
How often will our groups meet?
Our groups will meet once a week during the summer, preferring sometime on Sundays. We will not be meeting on June 21st for Father's Day or on July 5th for Independence Day.
Can my friends come?
YES!!! This is a great opportunity to reach out to your friends and invite them to be part of Student Ministry! Since we are meeting together in small groups, your friends will be made to feel so welcome at any of our group gatherings. Ask away!
What should I do if I'm not getting communications from my leader about our small groups?
You should fill out this form and let us know that you want to be involved with what we're doing this summer!
What guidelines are you following for health and safety?
We are committed to maintaining thorough health and safety practices. Each small group will have at least two adults present each week who have completed thorough background checks and our screening process for leaders. We will have hand sanitizer and wipes available for use at each location. We will prefer outdoor gatherings over indoor gatherings. We will recommend social distancing for each of our groups. Masks, will not be required, but you are encouraged to wear one if you feel the need to.
Will you still be doing Small Group meetings via Zoom during the summer?
No. However, if you do not feel comfortable meeting together in-person, let us know, and our small group leaders will still be reaching out to you regardless of whether you participate in Home-Based Student Ministry. We care about you and want to meet you where you are at!
When will we be able to meet together again as a whole Student Ministry?
At some point in the Green Phase of our Reentry Strategy, our church will begin holding in-person worship services at each of our campuses. We will not be able to meet together as a whole Student Ministry until our church resumes in-person worship services.
How can I stay connected to what you are doing this summer and beyond?
You can sign up to receive text updates by messaging #cocstudents to (724)320-0770.