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Student Ministry

Enriching life and faith

Student Ministries at First Coppell serves to create lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. All middle and high school students are invited to join in connecting with friends, exploring their faith, and growing their relationship with God and others. We hope that you will come and find a place that enriches your life and your faith. Bring your friends with you!

Connect

We believe in coming together as a community in small groups for study in conversation and for communal worship.

Transform

We want to not only be a ministry that is transformed by God but also to be individuals whose hearts are transformed to see the world the way God does.

Empower

We want our students to have a faith that is theirs. We hope to fuel and support their faith journey so they feel empowered to go out into the world and live a life that glorifies Christ in all they do.

Sunday Morning

Learning group | 6-12th Grades | 10:45am
Ministry Center

Students are invited to join us for Sunday School at 10:45 am every Sunday morning in the Ministry Center.

The Table

Sundays | 6-12th Grades | 5:45pm
Ministry Center

The Table gets its name from the Methodist practice of an “open table” at communion: no matter where you come from, what choices you have made or life struggles you have, you are welcome at the Lord’s table. Our hope is that The Table is a place where everyone feels loved and welcomed — a place that leaves our youth prepared to go forth in the world living empowered by the love and grace of Christ.

Life Groups

Wednesdays
Middle School 5:30 – 6:30pm
High School 7:15 – 8:30pm
Ministry Center

Life Groups enable students to engage in a small group experience (about 12 people), study scripture, and walk through life together. Through weekly Life Groups meetings students can expect to gain knowledge on how to use the Bible as a tool for building their personal theology and cultivate deeper relationships with their peers that will encourage them on their faith journey.

Camp Pike

summer discipleship adventure

Camp Pike is a Christian camp for youth in July that puts them in the middle of God’s creation. Focused on challenging hikes and activities, the camp culminates in the Base Camp with a climb to the top of Pikes Peak (14,110 ft). A great group of talented and experienced counselors and adult guides will be with the campers through the week’s activities, assuring you a safe and fun camp experience.

Due to COVID-19, the camp has been cancelled for 2020.

Student MinistrY

Our Leaders

Jordan Jackson

Jordan is creative, lively, and the leader of Student Ministries. He’s here to connect with your 6th-12th grade students and help them along their spiritual journeys.

Christy Allen

Christy leads students with compassion and helps parents get involved and connected with opportunities to serve. Reach out to her if you’re looking for a place to serve in Student Ministries. 

Get Involved

Student Ministries cannot reach its full potential without the help of many volunteers! If you are looking for a place to serve, we have a place for you — and we’ll do our part to help you succeed in your volunteer positions.

Sunday Mornings

JOB DESCRIPTION: Sunday School Teacher

Objective: Provide for the spiritual formation of young people by developing relationships with them, modeling an authentic Christian faith, and teaching them the essentials of following Christ.

What does a Sunday School Teacher do?

Lead class during the Sunday school hour at least once a month per your semester commitment. Lesson plans will be
emailed to you each week beforehand.

Expectations:

  • Know the names and faces of all youth who participate in your Sunday school classroom.
  • Invest at least 30 minutes each week praying for your students (or if you have free time spend time with your kids outside of Sunday school.)
  • Meet once per semester with the Student Ministry Leadership Team, other volunteers and LifeGroup leaders for encouragement, trouble-shooting, curriculum review, training, and prayer
  • Participate regularly in a weekly worship service
  • Participate in youth ministry special events as time allows
  • Seek to be informed about any special victories, concerns or challenges being faced by the youth and their family, and as often as reasonable, pass that information on to the Student Ministry Director

Contact Christy Allen to sign up!

 

Life Groups Leaders

JOB DESCRIPTION: Life Group Leader

Objective: Provide for the spiritual formation of young people by developing relationships with them, modeling an authentic Christian faith, and teaching them the essentials of following Christ.

What is a Life Group?

Life groups are modeled after Wesleyan Class meetings. The purpose of these groups is to build a strong relationship among members by being authentic, vulnerable, and creating a space to learn together. It’s a step beyond bible studies in that the members will also learn about each other in a deeper way.

Expectations:

  • Be Ministry Safe certified and pass a background check.
  • Be present 8 out of the 12 weeks that Life Groups are in session and give two weeks’ notice of absence.
  • Know the names and faces of all students who participate in your small group
  • Invest at least 30 minutes each week praying for your students (or if you have free time, spend time with your students outside of Life Groups.)
  • Meet once per semester with the Student Ministry Leadership Team, other volunteers and Life Group leaders for encouragement, trouble-shooting, curriculum review, training, and prayer
  • Follow the basic lesson that will be provided to ensure consistency among all Life Groups
  • Participate regularly in a weekly worship service
  • Participate in youth ministry special events as time allows
  • Seek to be informed about any special victories, concerns or challenges being faced by the youth and their family, and as often as reasonable, pass that information on to the Student Ministry Director

Contact Christy Allen to sign up!

    Sunday Evening Chaperones

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Sunday Night Worship Chaperone (The Table)

    Objective: Provide for the spiritual formation of young people by developing relationships with them, modeling an authentic Christian faith, and teaching them the essentials of following Christ.

    What does a Chaperone do?

    A chaperone will be responsible for making sure students are where they need to be at designated times. They will help with crowd control during service and be a part of break out groups as needed.

    Expectations:

    • Spend time getting to know the students by name as quickly as possible.
    • Meet once per semester with the Student Ministry Leadership Team, other volunteers and LifeGroup leaders for encouragement, trouble-shooting, curriculum review, training, and prayer
    • Participate regularly in a weekly worship service
    • Participate in youth ministry special events as time allows
    • Seek to be informed about any special victories, concerns or challenges being faced by the youth and their family, and as often as reasonable, pass that information on to the Student Ministry Director

     

    Contact Christy Allen to sign up!

    Provide Meals on Sunday Night
    Still have questions?

    Get in touch!

    Jordan Jackson
    jjackson@fumccoppell.org

    Christy Allen
    callen@fumccoppell.org

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