WHAT WE DO & WHY WE DO IT:

 
Our purpose is simple: We want to walk alongside students and their families, as they navigate some of the most awesome (and challenging) years of their lives. Today’s teenagers are part of the most connected society ever, yet they’re struggling with anxiety, depression, and loneliness at the highest rates ever.
 
We know that Jesus is the answer, and He’s given us the amazing responsibility to share the Good News with those around us. Jesus makes it possible for broken people (like us…and like you) who are in a broken world to be reconciled with our Holy, Perfect Creator – giving true purpose and meaning to each of our lives.
 
It’s not easy to predict the plot twists, and it’s never promised to be easy, but God doesn’t leave us to figure it out by ourselves. He gives us His Spirit, His Word, & His Church to help us every step of the way. Connect with us as we strive to:
 
CONNECT STUDENTS
to The Gospel that saves.
 
CONNECT STUDENTS
to a small group that cares.
 
CONNECT STUDENTS
to a community that needs.

Weekly Gatherings

 

Midweek Worship

Every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8 PM, the third floor of LBC is the place you want to be if you’re a middle or high school student (6th-12th grade). Come early around 6 to hang out with good friends & good snacks – a nearly universal teenager love language. Service will start at 6:30 with some fun, interactive games and then you can expect a great time of worship (led by our student band of musicians & singers), a relevant message from God’s word, and ending with a time to discuss & respond in a small group that you can relate to.      
 

Sunday AM Life Groups

Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM, our students gather in Life Groups on the first floor of LBC. These groups separate by grade & gender in order to dive into Bible study & engage with others who are in the same life stage as you are. So whether you’re a middle school girl, high school girl, middle school guy, or high school guy – there’s a life group for you.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Strength To Stand

Student conference hosted by the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association in Pigeon Forge, TN each January. You’ll hear from gifted speakers, jam out & worship with some of the same artists you hear on the radio, and most importantly – you’ll get an opportunity to begin or foster a real relationship with Jesus Christ. 

DNOW Weekend

Discipleship Now (DNOW) Weekends are unique in that several area churches gather together and worship together at a central location – but students don’t go home when it’s over, they get to stay with their small groups overnight at host homes from LBC. It’s a great time of digging into God’s word with fellow believers from across the way, and a great time to grow in our existing relationships with God & each other.

Graduate Sunday

We take a Sunday out in May to recognize & celebrate our senior students. They’ll be able to setup a display table in the foyer and make it their own. They’ll also be part of a senior slideshow, receive a small token of love from Liberty, and have a reception after service for senior students & families. What a great way to honor these young men & ladies as they embark on the next chapter. 

Summer Kickoffs & Theme Nights

We start the summer off right, and we keep it going all summer long! We’ll have a summer kickoff party around the end of the school year, enjoy some fun theme nights and interesting topics of discussion throughout the summer, and then have a summer send off to ring in the new school year.

VBS

This isn’t your little brother or sisters typical Vacation Bible School… We understand that middle & high school students aren’t exactly into the same things as elementary school kids are – and that’s okay. CONNECT Student VBS allows teenagers to have a blast with theme nights, giveaways, games & more – not to mention growing in God’s Word. 

BEACH CAMP

Our students migrate from the lovely mountains of North GA to the sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, FL for the
BEST. WEEK. EVER. 
There’s nothing like morning devotions by the ocean or worshipping the roof off of the common area. Which team will walk away with coveted prizes & bragging rights – you’ll have to come find out… it might be yours

SO MUCH MORE…

 
We do a lot of other stuff throughout the year that we could put on here, but CONNECT Student Ministry is so much more than just Bible studies and yearly events… This is a place where students can experience God in a very real and personal way.
 
It’s a place where life change is possible, and broken pieces can be put back together to make something beautiful. This is where students can grow into the young men & women God made them to be. It’s a place where you can plug in and use the gifts & talents God has blessed you with, in order to serve & show love to those around you.
 
We want our students to experience the joy that comes with serving others and sharing Jesus. Whether it’s learning how to be a better leader, how to deal with the heavy issues you face every day, or how to share your faith with someone… CONNECT Student Ministry is the place for you.
 
We’d love to hear from you, pray for you, or better yet to have you connect with us in person on a regular basis
~Hope to See You SOON!~

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