What is Pikes Peak Christian Church’s high school ministry all about? In a word: community. Well, actually we need a few more words to be precise: Community with a purpose.
High school is often seen as a time of independence, but God doesn’t call us to focus on ourselves. So what better time in life than in high school to fully understand what your purpose is? Friendships, sports teams, whole schools would be radically changed if high schoolers were in tune with what God has created them for.
Pikes Peak Christian Church’s High School Ministry reaches out to students with the life-changing love and grace of Jesus. From the Sunday night worship service to small groups to serving opportunities to leadership development to great hangout times, our High School Ministry is a community where every high schooler can feel at home.
High School FUEL is for all students in 9th-12th grade. hsFUEL is a student worship service with relevant and biblical teaching and worship for high school student’s that is designed to fuel and re-fuel a student’s passion for Christ each week so that they can go into their schools and shine the light of Christ to all they come in contact with. After worship and teaching students will break up into gender specific discussion groups to discuss with peers and adults how to apply God’s Word in their own life situation. hsFUEL takes place Sunday nights from 6:30-8:30pm (come as early as 6:00 to hang out before, and stay til as late as 9:00 to hang out after).
For more information on what our high school students are learning and for follow up questions to use at home click here.
High School students and parents text “@hsFUEL” to 81010 to join our high school texting list and receive weekly updates.
Recently we changed the way we do small groups and our hope is for every student to be involved. We are now using a closed small group model. What this means is the goal is to have 1 or 2 consistent adults with the same 4-7 students each week. In order for students to be a part of one of these small groups it will require a higher level of consistency, commitment, and communication between students and small group leaders.
Our ultimate goal is better opportunities for discipleship. In the past students have floated in and out of small groups as they were here and sometimes even switched small groups depending on what friends were here. That did not create a safe place for authentic conversation to take place.
For those students that cannot commit to being a part of a closed small group they will join our open group which will be larger with less opportunities for depth in conversation. Our goal is for every student to join a closed group. There are a few things they will need to commit to in order to be in a closed group:
- I agree to invest in relationships with the leader(s) and the other students in the group.
- I agree to create a safe place by keeping things said in the group confidential
- I agree to be consistent and committed to my small group.
- I agree to be present whenever possible and attend small group most of the time
- I agree to communicate with my leader when I will not be there
- I agree to being willing to respect others, listen, learn, and engage in small group conversation
- I agree to be mature enough to actively participate in a closed small group
In order to sign up for one of these groups please go to: