Fair Haven Church

One Church Family. Where you live.

2900 Baldwin Street
Hudsonville, MI 49426
616.662.2100
Sundays 10am

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.

We are looking forward to seeing students at Kick-off on September 10th from 6-8pm in The Rock!

 

  • +Middle School Sunday Nights

     

    Middle School programming is for students in grades 6-8 on Sunday nights from 6-8pm.  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. 2017.18 Schedule is below:

    Sept 10 – “UP” Kick-off (at Fair Haven)

    Sept 17 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Sept 24 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 1 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 8 – “IN” (host homes)

    Oct 15 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 22 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Oct 29 – “OUT”

    Nov 5 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Nov 12 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Nov 19 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Nov 26 – OFF (Thanksgiving)

    Dec 3 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Dec 10 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Dec 17 – “IN” (host homes)

    Dec 24 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Dec 31- OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 7 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 14 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 21 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 28 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Feb 4 –

    Feb 11 – OFF (Winter Retreat)

    Feb 18 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Feb 25 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    March 4 –

    March 11 –

    March 18 –

    March 25 –

    April 1 – OFF (Easter)

    April 8 –

    April 15 –

    April 22 –

    April 29 – “UP” (bridge night)

    May 6 –

    May 13 – OFF  for Mothers Day

    May 20 – Summer Trip Orientation

     

     

  • +High School Sunday Nights

     

    High School programming is for students in grades 9-12 on Sunday nights from 6-8pm.  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 10 – Kick-off (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Sept 17 – “UP” (at Fair Haven,6-8pm )

    Sept 24 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven,6-8pm )

    Oct 1 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

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

    Oct 15 –  “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Oct 22 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Oct 29 – “IN” (various locations, 6-8pm)

    Nov 5 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Nov 12 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Nov 19 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Nov 26 – OFF (Thanksgiving)

    Dec 3 – “UP ” (at Fair Haven, 6-8pm)

    Dec 10 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Dec 17 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Dec 24 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Dec 31 – OFF (Christmas Break)

    Jan 7 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 14 – “UP” (at Fair Haven)

    Jan 21 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Jan 28 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    Feb 4 –

    Feb 11 – Winter Retreat (OFF)

    Feb 18 – “IN” (host homes, 6-8pm)

    Feb 25 – “OUT” (various times & locations)

    March 4 –

    March 11 –

    March 18 –

    March 25 –

    April 1 – OFF (Easter)

    April 8 –

    April 16 –

    April 22 –

    April 29 – “UP” (bridge night)

    May 6 –

    May 13 – OFF for Mothers Day

    May 20 – 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 9-11, 2018  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: TBD

    Youth Week: June 24-30, 2018  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!

    Discipleship trip:  TBD

  • +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, please contact Bryan: bryan@fhchurch.org (High School) or Chelsea: chelsea@fhchurch.org (Middle School)

 

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  ‘MSstudents’ to 313131

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

 

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