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
- Worship (EXALT): “Love the Lord your God with all your heart”
- Ministry (SERVE): “Love your neighbor as yourself”
- Evangelism (REACH): “Go and make disciples”
- Fellowship COLLECTIVELY): “Baptizing them”
- 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 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.
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
ALL SUMMER LONG | Hammocks and Holiness
June 26th | Fellowship Frenzy
July 3rd | ‘Murica Day
July 7th-11th | Kids Campus (serving opportunity)
July 10th | Laser Tag/Battlefield
July 17th | Clash of Classes
July 24th | NO HSM
July 21st-27th | Hume Lake Christian Camps
July 31st | Fellowship Frenzy
August 1st | Last Hammocks and Holiness
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.
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.