WELCOME TO ST. LUKE’S STUDENT MINISTRIES

For students in 6th-12th grade, our middle and high school ministries offer strategically focused Bible studies and events to meet students where they are and spur them on to know, love, and follow Jesus Christ. We are committed to loving and serving youth and their families as they navigate the teen years and explore their faith in Christ.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Welcome 6th-8th grade students! We know middle school is viewed by many as the awkward years, but God has more planned for you than a few years of awkwardness. Your openness for life and enthusiasm for learning are two of the things we appreciate most about this age group. Each week at St. Luke’s, you will have the opportunity to connect with your peers and learn more about a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

SUMMER

June 2-7

Throughout this week-long retreat, you’ll spend time in large and small group activities. Get challenged to embrace your spiritual journey and role as Kingdom workers through dynamic worship, recreation, and thoughtful discussion. Registration closes soon. Sign up today!

June 10-14

If you are entering 7-12 grade in the fall, you can be a VBS teen helper. Entering 6th grade this fall? Try VB6, now in its second year at
St. Luke’s. You do not have to be a member of St. Luke’s to participate, and friends are welcome! Register.

June 10-13

We are going to keep the party going after VBS. Student Ministries has events for VB6ers and Teen Helpers Monday-Thursday afternoons during VBS week. Register and learn more about each event here.

July 7-10

Students entering grades 7and 8 – You’ll have an awesome opportunity to travel to San Antonio for our mission trip this year. After working on projects with two area churches, we’ll have a day to relax at Schlitterbahn! Register.

August 7-8
Cost $130 until July 18 | $150 after

Register

SUNDAY MORNINGS

6th-12th grade students meet in the Student Ministry Building from 9:45-10:45 for an hour of worship and a lesson. Staff and volunteers are there early to welcome students, so come grab a donut and say hi!

CONFIRMATION

Your Confirmation journey begins in 6th grade with special lessons Sunday mornings in the fall, a retreat in September, and Cross Dedication Service in December. Register online. View the 6th Grade Confirmation calendar here. Learn more about the Confirmation Journey.

Your second year of Confirmation is highlighted with planned visits to six different faith traditions. View the 7th Grade Confirmation calendar here.

Your final year of Confirmation wraps up with special lessons Sunday mornings in the spring and a retreat in April, and the Confirmation Service in May. View the 8th Grade Confirmation calendar here.

SMALL GROUPS

On Wednesday nights, students meet in homes all over Houston for dinner and a Bible study discussion facilitated by adult leaders. Register online.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Move Houston service projects are opportunities for students and their families to get out of their comfort zones and put themselves to work for the Houston community and for God’s kingdom. Check back soon for the 2019-2020 service projects!

SUNDAY
NIGHT LIVE

Sunday Night Live events or “SNL’s” are great opportunities to hang out with your friends in Student Ministries at St. Luke’s and The Story, meet new friends, and bring friends that have never been to church before! Check back soon for a list of 2019-2020 activities!

HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome 9th-12th grade students! We are thrilled for the way God is working in the lives of high school students all over the Houston area. It is our great desire and privilege to get to know each and every one of you and offer the support and encouragement you need to be a part of this work. Wherever you are in your faith, we know you will find a place at St. Luke’s.

SUMMER

June 10-13

We are going to keep the party going after VBS. Student Ministries has events for Teen Helpers Monday-Thursday afternoons during VBS week. Register and learn more about each event here.

June 23-29

Move is more than just another camp; Move is an experience! Students – you’ll be challenged through intense, interactive worship, dynamic speakers, small group study and community building. We’re heading back to Holland, Michigan, a favorite destination. Return home with a personal and unique challenge for the upcoming year. Although this trip is officially full, Contact Brindley Ginn to be placed on the waitlist.

July 20-27

You’re off to the hills of Kentucky on an adventure you won’t soon forget! Test your limits while developing leadership skills, growing spiritually and carrying out your faith in mission. You will return home exhausted and a little sore, but with a renewed vision to change their world. Check out the organization we’re partnering with at adventureserve.org. Register.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

6th-12th grade students meet in the Student Ministry Building from 9:45-10:45 for a time of music with the student-led band and a lesson. Staff and volunteers are there early to welcome students, so come grab a donut and say hi!

SMALL GROUPS

On Wednesday nights, students meet in homes all over Houston for dinner and a Bible study discussion facilitated by adult leaders. Register online.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Move Houston service projects are opportunities for students and their families to get out of their comfort zones and put themselves to work for the Houston community and for God’s kingdom. Check back soon for the 2019-2020 service projects!

SUNDAY
NIGHT LIVE

Sunday Night Live events or “SNL’s” are great opportunities to hang out with your friends in Student Ministries at St. Luke’s and The Story, meet new friends, and bring friends that have never been to church before! Check back soon for a list of 2019-2020 activities!

SERVANT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The Servant Leadership Academy is a process of deeper discipleship and intentional training and leadership opportunities for students who want to learn how to put their faith into practice by serving inside and outside the church. Students will have the opportunity to join a study of leadership, Scripture, and spiritual formation, as well as unique leadership opportunities among the church and peers.  All students are invited to begin the application process by filling out the application here.  For more information contact Joseph Patty.

PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS

It is clear in scripture that the primary source of discipleship in a student’s life is the home. Our hope is to effectively partner with you and encourage you to be the parents God has called you to be. We have countless opportunities for people wanting to partner with Student Ministry at St. Luke’s As a volunteer, you could lead a weekly small group, travel with us to retreats and mission trips, share your gift of photography or anything in between. If you feel a calling to walk alongside our 6th-12th grade students in their journeys of faith, we invite you to sit down with one of our staff members to learn more about all the ways to get involved.

STUDENT MINISTRIES STAFF

Rob Dulaney
Rob Dulaney
Director of Student Ministries
Brindley Ginn
Brindley Ginn
Associate Director of Student Ministries–High School and Trips/Retreats
Tim Helwege
Associate Director of Student Ministries–Middle School and Student Outreach
Joseph Patty
Joseph Patty
Associate Director of Student Ministries–High School, Curriculum and Student Leadership
Kimberly Pinckney
Kimberly Pinckney
Associate Director of Student Ministries–College Ministry and Communications Coordinator
Tracy Velarde
Tracy Velarde
Administrative Coordinator
Savannah Burch
Associate Director of Student Ministries–Confirmation and Small Groups
Parker Davis
Student Ministry Intern