Stonecreek’s Student Ministry, WAKE, is an experience middle and high school students will not want to miss. We believe that Wednesday night should the best night of the week, and we desire to equip middle and high school students to make Jesus’s name famous every other day.
Below are Frequently Asked Questions about WAKE. If you don’t see your question, or if there is anything else our student ministry team can provide, please contact us.
What if my child can only make it to a portion of the evening because of sports or other after school commitments?
Students are welcome to arrive late or leave early. We would rather have a student for part of the night versus none of the night. To help you plan, here is an overview of each Wednesday’s schedule:
- Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
- 5:45 to 7 p.m. – Dinner, Games and Fun Group Activities
- 7 to 8:00 p.m. – Service: music & teaching.
- 8:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Small Group Time
- 8:30 p.m. – Dismiss
My middle school student has Wednesday night conflicts. How will they connect with other students and engage in an age-appropriate teaching if Wednesday doesn’t work for our family?
We will post each week’s student message online for students and parents to access at any time. In addition, student small groups will continue to get together outside of our main Wednesday night gathering. Your students can continue to join their small group for any activities he or she is able to attend.
What will happen on Sunday mornings for my middle school student?
On Sunday morning, we will encourage high school students to attend one service and serve during the other service. We also have a middle school group environment that takes place at 9:30am. Students will have an opportunity to either worship together in the main auditorium, or worship with their families. As far as serving, there will be several environments available for your student to connect and make a difference in the lives of others.
Will the content of the student message be appropriate for both an 11-year-old and an 18-year-old?
While we always try to make sure our content is relevant to all ages, we know there will be subject matters that are occasionally age specific. In these instances we will split the groups and provide similar messages tailored to their specific age group. We will also continue to offer age-specific small group discussion guides to our leaders that will help facilitate the best possible conversation after each message.
With our Wednesday schedule, what should we do about dinner?
Each Wednesday we will offer a-la-carte dinner and snack items for students to purchase and eat with their friends at Stonecreek. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and students will have until 7 p.m. to eat. Average cost each Wednesday is between $5 and $10.
I have a concern about younger students being in an environment with much older students. What will you do to create healthy environment for all involved?
At a minimum we know our adult leaders and staff will foster the best environment possible during the combined worship time and age and gender-specific small groups. We also have found that older students can set an example for our younger students. Many of our older students already serve alongside our younger students. The younger students look up to their older peers. We believe it is vital for a healthy student ministry, church and community to foster opportunities and connections where our older students lead and encourage our younger students.