SUMMER RE:MIX 2021
Check out all the ways you can stay connected this summer at GSM by clicking on the summer calendar link below. Download it, print it out, put it on your refrigerator and don’t miss a moment of GSM this summer!
Catalyst applications have officially dropped and registration is open for all current sophomores and juniors in high school! Click on the picture above to access the application. You can find more information about Catalyst at the bottom of this page.
Apply today for this life-changing year of discipleship by clicking on the picture above.
CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING STUDY
A Fall calendar of short-term classes will be released soon.
For more information, contact Daniel Edson; firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO WE ARE
GSM exists to see junior high and high school students (7th-12th) be and make disciples for the glory of God through being wholeheartedly committed to the Worship of God, fully engaged in the Mission of the Gospel, and intimately connected to the Community of Believers. We do this through our weekly gatherings, online resources, and annual discipleship events that are created with the student in mind.
We desire to offer a safe, relaxed, come-as-you-are environment where a student can build friendships, become deeply known, and connect to the greater body of Christ. We truly believe and hope you feel that YOU BELONG HERE. Our prayer is for all students to understand what it means to walk in the freedom that Christ offers and live fully alive in obedience to Him.
Furthermore, it is our hope to come alongside the family and serve each parent in their efforts to disciple their children, as we are convinced that parents are who God intends to be the primary disciple-makers in a child’s life. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered to thrive in the role that God has graciously given to parents.
For questions or more information, contact any of our GSM Staff.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
(Deuteronomy 6:5-7, ESV)
GSM Wednesday Evenings | 3:30pm-8:15pm
Every Wednesday night throughout the school year, GSM gathers together for fellowship, fun, and Biblical teaching. Students will be challenged and encouraged in small groups as they look to build and strengthen relationships with their friends, adult leaders, and God by diving deeper into the evening’s topic. These smaller groups are divided according to age and gender as we believe this is a highly effective format for life-giving transformation to happen.
We open our doors at 3:30pm to allow students to hang out, do homework, and relax from the mid-week stress. At 6:00pm, we offer a free first-come, first-serve dinner, and our program gets started at 6:35pm with high school students jumping directly into their small groups while junior high students meet in a large group setting. Halfway through the evening, the junior high students move into small groups while our high school students finish the evening in large group.
Our junior high students are dismissed at 8:00pm while our high school students end at 8:15pm.
Sunday Mornings | 9:30am-10:30am
On Sunday mornings, we hope to create a safe and welcoming community for students to build friendships and accountability with each other as they grow and learn about Jesus. During our short-term studies, we will cover relevant topics and material that can supplement what students are learning at home and during our worship services at the 9:30 or 11 o’clock hour. Discussion groups and engaging leaders will help students absorb content designed to meet them where they are and answer questions they’re asking.
Catalyst is a year-long discipleship and intentional leadership program designed to grow and challenge students in their junior and senior year of high school. The program begins with a trip in the later part of the summer before their junior or senior year. This trip is for the sake of mission, unity, and to form a foundation of strong relationships for community and discipleship within the coming year.
The program year is a combination of different tracks the students commit to that are both foundational and transformational with the hope of launching them into the next season of life as a resilient and dedicated disciple of Christ. The tracks are broken down as follows:
Small groups of 3-5 students that build community & do life together while walking alongside each other in accountability. These groups are gender-specific, meet every other week, and are committed to seeing & meeting a need in their community through missional outreach opportunities.
- THEOLOGY 101 & LIFE LEADERSHIP
For all other Sunday evenings that we meet, all Catalyst students will be together under one roof to cover the topics of theology, leadership, and life skills. We’ll bring in trusted leaders who are experts in their fields that will challenge, encourage, and equip our students to be world changers in their communities.
Students that participate in the Catalyst Discipleship Program are also expected to be contributors, not just consumers, at Grace Community Church. These students will have the opportunity to be servant leaders in the church by committing to serving in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: our Next Gen Ministries (JOY, Grace K!ds, G56, GSM) on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights, A/V Team, Sunday Morning Welcome Team, Worship Team, etc. Catalyst students are expected to be missional in their mindset on a Sunday morning, whether in or out of the GSM room, and will be provided additional opportunities to volunteer throughout the year.
Applications drop and registration opens for Catalyst in the Spring.