Our student ministry, grades 7-12, exists to serve families of West Shore Free church by equipping students for today and preparing them for tomorrow by growing their relationship with Jesus Christ through deep truth, deep lives, and deep love.
LifeGroups are the heart of our ministry. This is a place where students can form meaningful relationships with leaders and peers to help them grow in their walk with Christ.
Our Student LifeGroups are small groups where students delve deeper into their relationship with God and with other students of the same gender and grade. LifeGroups discuss each teaching series, pray for one another, and walk the Christian life together. Adult, mature believers lead groups based upon Jesus’ own approach to discipleship – coordinating activities, communicating with parents and students, facilitating discussions, caring for students and modeling what it looks like to follow Jesus.
This is a place for students to grow beyond Sundays. We want to see students’ relationship with Christ become a central aspect of their daily lives. Our mid-week touch points are opportunities for students to grow together, in the word, and their leadership. Adult leaders are there to encourage the group and help facilitate meaningful discussion as students lead the discussions. This is a great moment to stop, reflect, pray and read the Bible as a co-ed group of students.
Student Min. Mornings is a place for students to grow together, serve the church, and wrestle with the big questions!
After students attend the 9 a.m. service, they are invited to the Café at 10:30 a.m. for games, café snacks to buy, and plenty of space to hang out. After a time for fellowship, we’ll gather together before Junior and Senior High split for separate teaching and discussion tables. Students will learn not just what the Bible says but how to apply it to challenges they face.
“Sunday Night Live” (SNL) is a monthly gathering for all junior and senior high students.
This is a place to play crazy games (think, glowing dodgeballs and bubble soccer) hang out, eat food, worship with a live band, and hear a dynamic lesson. Junior and senior high students meet at the church together but engage in separate activities throughout the night.
We partner with parents in discipleship, provide spaces for students to form meaningful relationships with leaders & peers to engage students deeply in God’s word through formal and informal teaching.
If you have a deep, passionate faith, are growing in your walk with God, and have a heart for students, we want YOU to consider joining our ministry as a LifeGroup leader. LifeGroup leaders get a front-row seat to see God at work in the lives of their students, as they disciple them in the Truth.
As a leader of a LifeGroup, you will partner with 1-2 other leaders to disciple and mentor a small group of guys or girls from a certain grade. If you are interested in finding out more, please submit an application. The application covers questions related to your faith journey, gathers information we need to begin processing clearances required by Pennsylvania law, and initiates a conversation with our Ministry Directors.
If you want to get involved with our Student Ministry but don’t have the time to be a LifeGroup leader, please join the Student Ministry Heroes! As a “Hero,” you might be asked to help at specific events, in the student café, or donate food! When needs arise, we’ll contact you to help.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Student Ministry. Click the button below and enter your class code (@wsfc20xx) depending upon the class you want to subscribe to and your email address.
7th Grade: Text “@wsfc2027” to 81010
8th Grade: Text “@wsfc2026” to 81010
9th Grade: Text “@wsfc2025” to 81010
10th Grade: Text “@wsfc2024” to 81010
11th Grade: Text “@wsfc2023” to 81010
12th Grade: Text “@wsfc2022” to 81010