HSM | High School Ministry

Chad Pippin

High School Ministry (HSM)

HSM exists to REACH students with the gospel, to help students MATURE in their faith, and to equip them to SERVE others COLLECTIVELY, while learning to EXALT God with their lives.

Great Commandment: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” –Matt. 22:37-40

Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” –Matt. 28:19-20


  1.               Worship (EXALT): “Love the Lord your God with all your heart”
  2.               Ministry (SERVE): “Love your neighbor as yourself”
  3.               Evangelism (REACH): “Go and make disciples”
  4.               Fellowship COLLECTIVELY): “Baptizing them”
  5.               Discipleship (MATURE): “Teaching them to obey”


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 the Venue

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.

Special Events


Here at HSM we place a high value on doing life in small communities. GROUPS exist to satisfy that value. Each week, on Wednesday nights, students and leaders talk through life and truth as they gather to grow together in a Christ-centered community.


Hume Blitz ONLINE || 5pm || APR 8

HSM’s Hume Blitz gathering will be a little more simple compared to years past, for one, you don’t need to line up outside of The Venue at 3pm hoping that you get a spot lol. This year we have 91 student spots between Ponderosa and Wildwood which is awesome! As always, if your student ends up on the waiting list, don’t lose heart, I will work really hard to get everyone to camp. Each year we’ve had a waiting list after Hume Blitz, and each year we’ve been able to get kids off that waiting list and onto our active roster.
The structure of our Hume Blitz gathering will include a time of worship together, a time in The Word, some “Hume Bucks” give-a-ways and a special update from some of our Hume friends. Jonny (ponderosa director) and Matt (wildwood director) will hop onto our live feed and share their excitement around this summer’s theme. It’s going to be an amazing night and I personally invite you and your student to tune in! Please make sure you are following us @bigvalley.hsm on Instagram for all the latest HSM updates.


Ponderosa Theme
Jirah and the Road out of Copperhead
This summer we will be looking at the character of God through the eyes of Moses, the man who spoke to God “face to face.” Moses understood that God’s love for His people cannot be separated from His holiness, nor His holiness from His justice, and that His sovereignty cannot be divorced from His goodness and eternality. Cultural relativism today often influences us to define God using our own imaginations; we create a god according to our image, rather than recognizing that God made us in His. But the one true God who “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” reveals to us the beauty of His character within His word.
Theme Verse
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.” Moses bowed to the ground at once and worshiped. – Exodus 34:6-8



Wildwood Theme
Our lives are rushed and we find ourselves in a constant state of hurry. We practice bad habits which we find ourselves trapped in day after day. This causes us to live in a constant state of exhaustion because under this busyness stirs an undercurrent of “go faster” or “be better.” But what if there is a different rhythm? This summer at Wildwood we are going to dive into what it truly means to live our lives with Christ. A life that brings purpose, joy, and rest.
Theme Verse
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. – Colossians 2:6-7


The work weekend is a huge blessing to our families within HSM. This year we have the unique opportunity to go up to Hume and help set up Wildwood. Each student will earn $75 throughout the weekend and that money goes directly towards the cost of that student’s trip to Hume! So amazing!
This year we will be doing a sign up through a lottery because spots are extremely limited. You can place your student’s name into the work weekend lottery by clicking thelink below!


Griddle Grub | February 9 | 10:30am-11am | The Venue
Night of Mystery | February 12 | 6:30pm | The Venue
Fast Food Fellowship | February 19 | 6:30pm | The Venue
8th Grade Preview Night | March 4 | 6:30pm | The Venue
Griddle Grub | March 8 | 10:30am-11am | The Venue
HSM Mexico Trip | March 22-28
NO HSM | March 25
Hume Blitz | April 8 | Doors open @ 6:30pm | The Venue
Mexico Wrap Up | April 15 | 6:30pm | The Venue

HSM Digital Medical Release

Serve Opportunities


During Spring Break 2020, we will continue a 25+ year tradition of loving and serving others and sharing the gospel. HSM is blessed to have a continued partnership with Niños de Baja—a Christian-outreach ministry in El Porvenir, a tiny farm town 50 miles south of the California/U.S. border. Niños de Baja provides a loving home for children who have been orphaned, abused or abandoned; where each child is met with the love of Christ and the teaching of the Word. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of service areas including hosting Bible clubs for kids, helping local churches and building structures for ministry that will be used for years to come. This trip offers a unique opportunity for students to grow in faith as they boldly seek Christ and discover what “service” truly means. Definitely an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!

Mission Mexico Theme: 2020 Vision

Summer 2020