Students

our dream

We want every student to have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, connect through authentic community, fearlessly make Jesus known.

A Note from Pastor Derek:

We had a great finish to the year with our students.  In the midst of social distancing and mask wearing, God was moving. Our students shared what they learned this last week and here were some of the themes.
– God walks with us through our trials.
– I need to stay connected with God.
– God can be trusted with whatever I am going through.

In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, the Spirit of God doesn’t stop working in the lives of our students, or your life.  He is drawing us closer to him with each breath we take.  While the end of a season can be very difficult, it is also so encouraging when we look back and see what we’ve learned and where we are going next.  These students are the Church today, and the Church of the future.  As I look at their spiritual journey and maturity, I have a lot of hope for the future and the Church.

-Derek Laird (Student Ministry Pastor)

What can I Expect?

This is where it’s AT! AMPLIFY/TRIBE

Community is everything and that is what Tribe and Amplify are, a community of students following Jesus together.  No matter who you are or where you are on your journey towards Christ, you are welcome into the community.  Join us on Sunday and Wednesday nights when we gather to live real life with each other.  
Middle and High school can be tough, don’t do it alone.  Let’s do it together!

High School, join us for our mission trip to Logan, West Virginia!  The week of June 13th is going to be the best way to start off Summer.  Graduating 8th graders – current Seniors are welcome.  
To register – Click Here.
CLICK HERE for payment info.

Middle School – Join us for our mission trip with Cultivate and Third Coast as we seek to bring hope and healing in our community.
Click Here for more details.

For community, resources, and Youth Group updates, check out our Facebook page.
Ridge Point Parent Group 5-12th

Do you have an 8th or 12th grade graduate?  This is a MILESTONE MOMENT for your student and we want to make it a big deal!  We’d love for you to sign up for our Milestone lunch happening on Sunday, May 16.  Register here for more information.

Community is important and that’s why we have a lot of opportunities to hang out this Summer with our high schoolers.  We’d love to see you there!

Check out our first Fearless Podcast talking about kids,
stress and Covid with Pastors Cathy, Derek and Josh.

Episode 1
https://vimeo.com/494233433

Episode 2 Just dropped!!
https://vimeo.com/504527903

There are a lot of opportunities to connect, hang out and have some fun with the Tribe crew this summer.  If you are an incoming 5th-8th grader, we’d love to see you at one of our events and get to know you!

Worship doesn’t just happen on Sunday.  Worship with us throughout the week!  Listen Here

What’s coming up

Amplify

(9th-12th)

While our regular programing days for the Summer might be over, we have a lot of ways to stay connected during the Summer!!  Scroll up to check them out and email katiek@fearlessfollower.org with any questions you have.

Amplify Memory verse:

Ephesians 4:1-3

Tribe

(5th-8th)

 

This Wednesday is our last meeting for Tribe this School year!  We are having a luau/ice cream party!!  We’ll see you there from 6-7:30p this Wednesday Night!

Tribe Memory verse:
John 13:34-35

 

 

Get involved

Here are some ways to take some next steps.

 

Hey adults, we’d love to have you partner with us as we disciple our students! You could help with events, help Katie with office work/programming, or even co-leading a Life Group.  Click the link below to get more information.

College/High School students, are you interested in leading students in Middle School?  Do you love hanging out with students at all nighters?  Having life changing conversations at winter camp? Discipling students through the years of middle school you survived?  We’d love to have you on our team!  Contact Derek.

Students, find your fit:  Interested in teaching younger kids, learning how to make smoothies and mocha’s, greeting, or using your mad social media skills for AT? Contact families@fearlessfollower.org .

Got music skills?  If you play an instrument or sing, we’d love to have you help lead us in worship! Computer savvy students can run tech, lights, and sound for the band and speaker. Contact Kaitlyn.

Ren’s Spend & Send

Support our students going on mission trips this summer when you make a purchase at Ren’s Cafe on Sundays.  Whether it’s a specialty drink, a cinnamon roll or even a milk shake, the students in Ren’s Cafe are here to serve.

The cafe is currently closed, but we are hoping to start serving you again very soon!

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Amplify and Tribe.

Derek Laird

Student Ministry Pastor
contact

Hannah Post

Student Ministry Coordinator contact

Katie Koleszar

Student Ministry Admin contact

Joshua Cruce

Student Ministry Resident contact