Middle School Ministry (MSM)

MSM is our ministry to 6th-8th grade students. As part of our student ministry, MSM is dedicated to helping students encounter Jesus NOW in a way that continues into their NEXT phase of life. Whether it’s small groups, camps, events, or just hanging out, everything we do is about connecting people to Jesus and one another.




Events

Every year, students attend Middle School Camp, our summer camp designed to help middle school students find life-changing community and to get to know Jesus better. MSM also fills the calendar with a host of special events, outings, and retreats.

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Groups



Teen Support
Blankenbaker
Life is hard, especially in our teen years. This group is specifically for those ages 13 to 17 who are dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, and relational struggles. Students who would like a place for safe sharing of difficult topics are invited as we learn from and find support in one another. The group is facilitated by a number of competent young adults who have a heart for this generation. Requirements for Attendance: ● Teen and parent/guardian must review and fill out this registration form. This must be complete PRIOR to attending the first group session on September 7, 2023. Requirements for Group Participation: ● You MUST be AT LEAST 13 years old and AT MOST 17 years old to be in the group. ● All group sessions are held on Thursday evenings at the Blankenbaker site. Group starts between 7:30-7:45 p.m. to allow worship service attendees to arrive. As a courtesy to facilitators and other group members, please arrive no later than 7:45 p.m., as you may not be allowed to enter after 8:00 p.m. The group ends at 8:45 p.m. ● Group facilitators are NOT responsible for your teen before the group’s start time or after the group session has begun. Teens are not allowed to wander around the church building and should remain in the Atrium outside of the group time. Building security staff may address these situations if they arise, but please assist us in keeping your teenagers safe and pick up / drop off at designated times. We appreciate your help on this matter. ● Confidentiality is important in keeping this group a safe resource for all teens. We ask that all topics discussed be kept amongst group members. Exceptions to this request are: plans to harm oneself or others, possible ongoing abuse of minors or elders. In these cases, we reserve the right to break confidentiality and report to the proper authorities. These situations will be addressed individually and away from the group to maintain privacy. Our goal is to support you in the best way we can with safety for everyone in mind. Parents will be notified in appropriate situations. ● By attending this group, teens are committing to participate when appropriate and to unpack the emotional burden of life stressors with each other. This is not a place to “hang out.” ● This is NOT a professional therapy group. If your teen needs professional support, members of our Care Team can provide resources. ● Each group session begins with a quick review of group rules/guidelines for any new members. These rules/guidelines serve to provide an effective and therapeutic environment. Disruptive behavior will first be addressed with individual teens then with the parent/guardian. If disruptive behavior continues to affect group expectations, your teen may not be allowed to return. ● Parents are not permitted to attend the group session. TO REGISTER please email Chris at lifewellcounselingky@gmail.com.
Begins September 7! Registration is required.
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La Grange Student Groups
La Grange
La Grange middle and high school students can sign up to be a part of a grade-specific small group. All groups are on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00. Middle school and high school groups meet at the church. We will have games, food, and a devotional moment from the stage, followed by small groups.
Student small groups meet on Sundays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Starting: Aug 20
Middle School and High School at the La Grange Campus
2023-24 // Elizabethtown Student Groups
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown middle school and high school students can sign up to join a small group. This is a great opportunity for students to stay connected as a community and grow in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. All small groups are launching Sunday, August 20. Middle school groups will meet Sundays during our 9:00 a.m. church service in the Student Ministry Building at the Elizabethtown Campus. High school groups will meet Sundays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Student Ministry Building.
MSM Groups: Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and HSM Groups: Sundays at 6:00 p.m.
Starting: Aug 20
On Campus
Bullitt County Student Groups 2023-24
Bullitt County
Registration for Middle and High School Ministry groups for the 2023-24 school year. High School groups meet on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 beginning August 16. Middle School groups meet on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00 at church beginning August 20.
MSM Sundays at 6:30 p.m.; HSM Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. beginning week of August 16
Bullitt County Campus
Bible Bowl
Prospect
Bible Bowl is where kids come together to study and compete over God's Word. Bible Bowl is similar to quick recall and has been one of the longest running small-group youth programs at Southeast, going on its 44th year. Meets at the Prospect Campus on Mondays from 6:15-8:00 p.m starting August 14. Groups for both 3rd-5th grades and 6th-12th grades.
Mondays 6:15 PM
Starting: Aug 14
Elementary Space
2023-2024 // Shelby County Student Groups
Shelby County
Shelby County middle school and high school students can sign up to be part of a small group. Groups are separated by grade and gender. MSM groups (middle school) start on 8/20 and meet in the Student Room on Sundays at 11:15 a.m. at the Shelby County Campus. HSM groups (high school) start on 8/23 and meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 at the Shelby County Campus. This is a great opportunity for students to gather in community with friends in a fun and welcoming environment as they grow in their relationships with each other and Jesus.
Middle School Groups meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m.; High School Groups meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Shelby County
2023-24 // Crestwood Student Groups
Crestwood
Crestwood Middle School and High School students can sign up to join a small group (separated by grade and gender). This is a great opportunity for students to stay connected as a community, and grow in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. Middle School Groups meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Ministry Center at the Crestwood Campus. High School Groups will meet Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and have a Sunday morning Bible study at 10:30 in 190 C.
MSM GROUPS meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m.; HSM GROUPS meet Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Starting: Aug 6
Student Ministry Center
2023-2024 // Indiana Student Groups
Indiana
Indiana Middle School and High School students can sign up to join a small group (separated by grade and gender). This is a great opportunity for students to stay connected as a community, and grow in their relationships with each other and with Jesus. Middle School Groups meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in The Hub at the Indiana Campus. High School Groups meet Sundays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
MSM GROUPS meet Sundays at 11:15 a.m.; HSM GROUPS meet Sundays from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Starting: Aug 20
The HUB
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Events



Multiple Campuses
Middle School Experience WKND
Your student and their friends will not want to miss out on Experience WKND 2024! Held on Feb 16-17, this will be an overnight event that will be high energy, full of worship, special speakers, games, prizes, and so much fun! This is an all-campus SE Students Middle School Ministry event for grades 6-8. The cost is $40 for students to attend.
Fri, Feb 16
Multiple Dates
Blankenbaker Campus

Connect

It’s our desire to build relationships with families and we’d love to connect. For more info about student ministry or to speak with someone from the Student Ministry team, select your campus. If you are not connected to a campus, email Students@secc.org.

Blankenbaker
Students


Indiana
Students


Crestwood
Students


Southwest
Students


La Grange
Students


Elizabethtown
Students


Prospect
Students


Shelby County
Students


Bullitt County
Students


South Louisville
Students