High School Ministry (HSM) is a group of 9th-12th grade students and adult mentors who gather to worship God and connect with each other. We desire to grow to be more like Jesus, to serve others in love, and to reach the world with the message of hope in Jesus Christ.
6:30-8:30pm in The Venue
HSM offers an exciting atmosphere where students come together for an evening of student-led worship and relevant teaching from the Bible. Then students connect in Growth Groups, led by awesome adult mentors, to encourage one another in their journey with Jesus Christ.
11:00am-12:30pm in HSM Room 409 (West Wing)
Come in, grab a coffee and a pastry, and enjoy community-driven and discussion-focused HSM. We open up God’s Word, look at what it means, and apply it to our lives as followers of Christ.
WELCOME FRESHMEN EVENT
Before we can fully kickoff summer, we need a new class of Freshmen! We love our Freshmen here at HSM – they bring a ton of energy and represent to myself and our staff a new opportunity for spiritual discipleship. My staff is really stoked to get to know your new Freshmen; that is the purpose of our Welcome Freshmen event. In HSM, we love to travel. We understand that there is something really special about getting into a car with a group of students and just enjoying the ride together. So, we are putting a spin on our Welcome Freshmen Event this year. HSM, for the first time ever, will be doing a “Traveling Lunch”. Our HSM Staff Members and Student Leaders will be jumping into cars with your students and working their way to predesignated locations. Awaiting them will be food, a fun bonding activity, and laughter. This event takes places on June 2nd. Please drop off your student in The Venue by 1pm. Pick up will be at Jim and Sue Comfort’s House at 4pm. Swimming is an option at our last location. If your student wants to swim, please make sure you send them with a modest swimsuit.
Drop Off: The Venue
Pick Up: 5501 Chenault Dr. Modesto, CA 95356
HAMMOCKS AND HOLINESS
During the summer, our small group ministry is on break but there is still a desire and need for our students to look deeper into the Word together in a smaller community. Enter, Hammocks and Holiness! Bring a hammock (or lawn chair) and your Bible and let’s look into the Word together!
First Meeting: June 13th @ 10am
June 2nd | Promotion Weekend
June 5th | Summer Launch!!!
June 6th-8th | City Impact SF
June 13th | Senior Celebration
June 13th | Hammocks and Holiness STARTS
July 21st-27th | Hume Lake Christian Camps
August 7th | After Parties End
Wednesday Nights | 6:30pm-9pm | Kickoff June 5th
During the Summer, midweeks at HSM look a little different. Our small groups ministries break and are replaced with something that we call AFTER PARTIES!!! Every Wednesday Night (expect for Hume Lake week) we gather for a time of worship and a message. After the service ends, we release the students to the After Party! Each week is something different and they are always a ton of fun! The heart behind the After Parties is to give your student an “easy invitation” for their unchurched friends. HSM sees these After Parties as an opportunity to break down some of the walls students have put up when it comes to church, and we trust that if we can get them here, they will see the Body of Christ at work and want to know more. Please pray with us for our upcoming After Party season, that the Lord would use them and your student as a tool for His Kingdom.
City Impact has been around for 34 years with a consistent mission: to see a spiritual awakening in the Tenderloin, the toughest district of San Francisco. City Impact’s mission is to stand in the gap and intercede for the forgotten and ignored people of the Tenderloin. 30,000 residents live within one square mile, with 6,000 homeless and 3,000 children. City Impact believes that one man or woman can make a Kingdom difference. Our team will serve through very tangible acts of love and kindness such as feeding the hungry (Rescue Mission, Meal Deliveries), clothing the naked (Thrift Store), educating the children (School), loving our neighbor (Adopt a Building), and making disciples (connecting people back to the church). This promises to be an amazing kickoff to our summer. $200 price of the trip includes meals (except while traveling), lodging, the mission experience through City Impact, and a debrief/celebration afternoon at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Sign-ups start on March 6th. Spots are limited!
July 7-11: Serve: Kids Campus | One of the ways students can invest in their spiritual life is by serving. Kids Campus is a great gateway into serving the church. HSM students can serve as Jr. Leaders. HSM also has a small group of students serving on our recreation team! Spots are limited. If your student would like to serve at this year’s Kids Campus, please pick up an application at any of our HSM gatherings.
Applications are available starting June 2nd.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOLLOW CHRIST?
This summer we want students to understand that Christ followers. . .follow Christ. Although many people in our culture have identified as a “Christian”, there is often a misunderstanding of how Jesus defines following. Even the earliest followers of Christ wrestled with the same questions we face today: “How do we follow a God we cannot see?” We will see how Jesus himself answers this question and enables us to follow Him through His Spirit and the Church.
WHY HEAD & HEART?
In this day in age, we are seeing many disciples of Christ that genuinely desire to follow after Jesus; however, they are doing so apart from a disciplined knowledge of God’s Word. When we live this way, we find ourselves getting tossed to-and-fro by our emotions and others’ opinions because we are not anchored in biblical truth. This summer at Wildwood, we are going to learn what it means to truly study the Bible and how, through a disciplined reading of the Scriptures, our heads and our hearts are balanced and anchored in what it means to truly know God.