ELEVATE STUDENT MINISTRY
Elevate Student Ministry serves students between seventh and eighth grade.
We exist to know Jesus and make Jesus known—elevating Him in students and on campuses across Indianapolis and its surrounding communities.
Elevate Middle School earnestly seeks to come alongside students as they experience significant changes and point them toward Jesus Christ and the Scripture in order to help them answer the biggest questions of their life: Who am I? Where do I fit in? What is my purpose?
Elevate Middle School has two experiences for 5th – 8th grade students on Sunday mornings.
At 9:30, 5th-6th and 7th-8th each have their own time of digging into God’s Word, discovering His truths, and applying them to their life. The focus is both to know and understand the Bible and its story and to allow the Bible to transform the way we think and live.
At 11, 5th – 8th grade students experience a dynamic environment where they worship together in a large group and hear practical teaching from God’s word. Then they split into small groups based on grade and gender where every student can connect with their peers and their adult spiritual mentors. The group is very intentional about building relationships, discussing and applying the truth from large group, and praying for one another’s needs.
First Friday is an every other month event for middle school students.
First Friday is an event for middle school students on the first Friday of every month from 6-8 p.m. (August through May). First Friday is the perfect time to invite a friend to come and have fun, doing everything from going laser-tagging to swimming, from crazy in-house games to a service project.
Conferences and Retreats
5th – 6th Grade Winter Retreat
On March 8th-9th, students will head to SuperStart!, a conference designed specifically for pre-teens. This event is filled with fun and energetic worship, highly engaging large-group messages, crazy games and activities, and time to enjoy deepening their relationships with their peers and adult spiritual mentor. For more information about SuperStart, click here.
6th – 8th Grade Spring Retreat
On April 5-6, 2019, we will take our students to an annual conference called Believe. This year, the conference is held on the campus of Anderson University. Students will be challenged to grow deeper in their faith through engaging worship and dynamic teaching from some of the nation’s best worship leaders and communicators. Additionally, intentional time is invested in developing deeper relationships within their missional group peers and adult spiritual mentor.
6th – 8th Grade Summer Conference
On July 8th – 11th, students will head to one of the most powerful spiritual events of the year called Mix. Mix is a four day conference designed specifically for 6th – 8th grade students with incredible speakers, worship, and fun that all mix together to place students on a spiritual mountain top with God. This is all experienced in the context of both large group gatherings and then splitting into their missional groups alongside their peers and spiritual mentor. To learn more about Mix, click here.
Elevate High School shares the truth of Scripture to transform students into the likeness of Jesus and inspire and equip them to impact the world. We seek to create an environment where every high school student can be loved and encouraged by their peers and adult spiritual mentors. Elevate 912 is a place where high school students can connect, engage, serve, and feel at home.
Elevate High School has three experiences on Sunday monrings:
At 9:30, high school students have their own time of digging into God’s Word, discovering His truths, and applying them to their life. The focus is both to know and understand the Bible and its story and to allow the Bible to transform the way they think and live.
At 9:30 or 11, high school students are encouraged to attend services where they can worship and grow alongside of the church body.
At 9:30 or 11, students are encouraged to use the gifts and passions that God has developed within them to pour into and serve the church body, whether that is serving in the kids ministry, tech ministry, connections ministry, or a number of other roles and opportunities. To get plugged into serving, click here.
High School students experience a dynamic environment where they worship together, do crazy activities and games, and hear practical teaching from God’s word. Missional groups are also a vital part of every Sunday night where students connect with their peers and their adult spiritual mentors. The group is very intentional about building relationships, discussing and applying the truth from large group, and praying for one another’s needs.
A summertime retreat for high school students
CIY Move is our big trip for our high school students that changes lives every year. During the summer we take a week to travel to a campus that is hosting CIY where we get to experience high quality worship and teaching, and amazing fellowship. This trip is the apex of Elevate. To get a feel for CIY, click here.
Mission Trips and Service Projects
Elevate High School will experience additional events throughout the year such as concerts, service projects, and summer gatherings. The best way to stay connected to all the events, activities, and happenings of Elevate High School is to follow us on Instagram @esmbdcc.
Throughout the year we host mission trips and service projects for high school students throughout Indianapolis and in Haiti.