Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
Sundays 9:00am & 10:45am

Welcome to Student Ministries!

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It’s our mission to help students find their way back to God! We want each student to know and experience God’s love and grace, and urge them to take the next step from wherever they are- to grow closer to Jesus. It’s our desire and passion for youth to build authentic relationships with other students and leaders so they can actively explore what living out their faith looks like. We want to help empower each student to make a difference in their home, school, and community!

Believing parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their family, we seek to partner with parents and grandparents in helping to raise youth with a faith that sticks for a lifetime. In our children’s and student ministries, we value age-appropriate biblical teaching, missions, parent partnership, inter-generational relationships, and of course, lots of FUN!

About our Sunday night format… Matthew 22:37-40 and Matthew 28:19 are the words of Jesus which are commonly called the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.  They are the two most important statements which gives insight to how disciples of Jesus live, and what our mission should be.  From them, three dominant themes of a community of disciples emerge: UP (worship together), IN (be family- in close community with one another), and OUT (serve together). To read more about what UP, IN and OUT looks like specifically in our student ministry, click here.

Click here to register for the 2016/17 season!

 

  • +Middle School Sunday Nights

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    Middle School programming is for students in grades 6-8.  Our Sunday night program, from 6-8pm,  is called Middle School (MS) Gravity.  Below is the model we follow with dates for our upcoming schedule:

    Up. Three Sundays of the month we gather on site in the Rock for worship, skits, videos, bible teaching and smalls groups.

    IN or OUT. One Sunday of the month we are off-site. We either a) gather in host homes (IN) to build relationships, or b) we go (OUT) to serve in groups of 15-20 at various partner organizations. 2016.17 Schedule is below:

    Sept 18 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Sept 25 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 2 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 9 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 16 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 23 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 30 – “OUT”

    Nov 6 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Nov 13 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Nov 20 – “IN” (host homes)

    Nov 27 – OFF (Thanksgiving)

    Dec 4 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Dec 11 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Dec 18 – “OUT”

    Dec 25 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 1 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 8 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 15 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 22 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 29 – “IN” (host homes)

    Feb 5 – Superbowl at Fair Haven

    Feb 12 – OFF (Winter Retreat)

    Feb 19 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Feb 26 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 5 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 12 – “IN” (host homes)

    March 19 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 26 – “UP” (combined summer sign up event)

    April 2 – OFF (Spring break)

    April 9 – Fun Night (offsite)

    April 16 – OFF (Easter)

    April 23 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    April 30 – “UP” (bridge night)

    May 7 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    May 14 – OFF  for Mothers Day

    May 21 – Summer Trip Orientation

     

     

  • +High School Sunday Nights

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    High School programming is for students in grades 9-12.  Our Sunday night program is called High School (HS) Gravity.  We want to follow Jesus’ rhythms of discipleship. Therefore, HS Gravity rotates the UP, IN, OUT types of gatherings every month. It is important for you to know that the IN/OUT meetings are offsite while the UP meetings are onsite at Fair Haven.  Below are the dates for our upcoming UP/IN/OUT schedule:

    Sept 18 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Sept 25 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven,6-8pm )

    Oct 2 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Oct 9 – “IN” (various locations, 6-8pm)

    Oct 16 –  “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Oct 23 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Oct 30 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Nov 6 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Nov 13 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Nov 20 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Nov 27 – OFF (Thanksgiving)

    Dec 4 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Dec 11 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Dec 18 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Dec 25 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 1 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 8 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 15 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 22 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 29 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Feb 5 – Superbowl Party at Fair Haven

    Feb 12 – OFF (Winter Retreat)

    Feb 19 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Feb 26 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    March 5 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 12 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    March 19 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 26 – “UP” (combined summer sign up event)

    April 2 – OFF (Spring break)

    April 9 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    April 16 – OFF (Easter)

    April 23 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    April 30 – “UP” (bridge night)

    May 7 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    May 14 – OFF for Mothers Day

    May 21 – Summer Trip Orientation

     

 

 

  • +Register Your Student

    register now!To Register your student who is in grade 6-12 for Student Ministries, please click here.To download a printable registration, please click here. Email any questions to Family Ministries Assistant, Sheila: sheila@fhchurch.org

  • +Trips and Events

    Some of our trips and events that we run annually are: Winter Retreat, Youth Week and Summer Discipleship Trip.

    Winter Retreat: February 10-12, 2017  This year we will again be on the shores of Lake Michigan at Camp Geneva.  Outdoor games and amazing worship are just some of the fun we’ve packed in as we grow together and learn more about God. Cost: Early Bird Nov. 13-Dec 18 $80, Dec. 19-Jan. 29 $100

    Youth Week: June 18-24, 2017  Middle and high school students will partner with ministries throughout West Michigan for mission work all week long. We’ll spend the week at Fair Haven while we work during the day and experience an awesome program and worship every night!

    Dominican Republic:  July 22-29 (age 16 or older) Jordan Stonehouse will be leading a mission trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic to work alongside one of our missionary partners, Bri VanDyke. There they will join up with the indigenous local partners of Crosswinds Youth to serve through; construction projects/renovation, leading a VBS for children, or any other work projects that will further the mission of the local efforts. Cost is $2,000. Email jordan@fhchurch.org for more details or click here to view/print the trip application.

    Discipleship trip:  July 23-27 (current 6-8th graders) Come spend a week with us up on the Northern Coast of the Lower Peninsula in Leelanau, MI.  We’ll hike, kayak, and throw in a surprise or two but more importantly we’ll be discovering some new ways to connect with God. Spots are very limited so be sure to sign up fast! Spots: 12 Cost: $200

  • +Profession of Faith

    ‘Young Seekers’ is a profession of faith program that runs annually for students in grades 7-12.  *Registration for fall 2016 has ended

 

Get involved!

It takes a village, right? Students need  trusted mentor leaders of all ages to gain wisdom from and to confide in as they discover who God is and as they seek to make their identity in Him. If you are interested in serving in Student Ministries, fill out this short form  and a Student Ministries Staff member will get in touch with you soon! (All volunteers go through a screening process; click here to complete the Volunteer Application.)

 

Important Dates 

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Communication 

We send a weekly email to keep parents well informed of what we’re teaching in Student Ministries each Sunday so that you can carry on the conversation at home! It also includes upcoming events and Gravity information so you’ll never miss what’s going on!  If you’re not receiving this weekly communication and would like to, email Sheila: sheila@fhchurch.org

iphoneText Alerts:

If you’d like Middle School updates sent to your phone, text  ‘msgravity’ to 313131

If you’d like High School updates sent to your phone, text ‘gravity’ to 313131

 

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