Ardent Students Ministries builds intentional relationships between leaders and students in order for them to Experience and Express the Essence of Jesus Christ. Through Groups, where our sole purpose is to encourage and motivate students to grow into the person God has designed them to be, students experience a safe place of belonging where they will feel confident inviting others along in their journey with Christ.
Ardent JH Student Ministry gathers every Sunday morning at 11AM to Experience Jesus Christ by having fun, being in a Community of believers, and Growing from teaching and discussion. Students will be be interacting with other peers, and Adult and High School student leaders through games, worship, and breakout small group discussion. All Jr. High students are welcome to join our Ardent Family on Sunday Morning’s.
Ardent JH partners very closely with Wyldlife. Wyldlife is a para church organization that seeks to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ. We invite and encourage our Ardent family to not just come to Wildlife’s weekly club, but to bring their friends to have fun, experience Community, and spiritually Grow by hearing the gospel. Wyldlife has club every Thursday at Wood Middle School from 7:11-8:30pm. Club is a time where students can let loose, play fun and participate in crazy games, and at the end, hear an adult leader give a brief gospel message. Our partnership with Wyldlife is unique to most other Wyldlife areas, and that it getting students into the church. One way we do that is once a month, instead of having Wildlife club at Wood Middle School, we have “Donuts & Co” at Grace Chapel. Students will be invited to have some donuts, hot chocolate, and have a bible study to understand who Jesus is. For some students, this is the first opportunity to get into the bible. Check calendar for specific dates and locations.
ARDENT FRIDAY NIGHT’S
Ardent JH and Wyldlife invite ALL Jr. High students for an epic, fun night once a month on a Friday night. These Friday Nights are either at Grace Chapel or another location such as Safari Sam’s, Bowling, Aquatic park, etc. These nights are meant for FUN. Our Ardent family is encouraged to bring all their Jr. High friends for a great time. See calendar for specific dates and locations.
Ardent High School Student Ministry motivates students to experience and express the essence of Jesus in our lives transforming us into the people God has called us to be. Through this we experience life to the fullest and are connected to the heart of God on a daily basis. Ardent pursues this through our weekly Wednesday events and small groups that meet based on grade and gender during the week. We also serve the broken and sometimes forgotten through City Team International in Portland. During Spring break, we build homes in Mexico through Amor Ministries and it is an absolutely incredible experience.
Ardent Wednesday night is for high school students who are up for taking a break from the craziness of life by sharing a meal with friends, worshiping God and hearing from him in incredible ways. This is a great environment to bring friends and introduce them to this guy named Jesus who loves them more than we can imagine!
Move is a week long camp for high school students who are wanting to grow in their relationship with God as well as have a great time with friends and leaders. Move takes place @ Oregon State University where over a 1,000 other high school students come together to worship and be challenged in their faith. Last year was our first year going and it was truly amazing! EVERY student came back radically impacted and believe the same will happen this year! Move is available for those entering high school for the 2017-2018 school year as well as current seniors who are about to graduate! REGISTER HERE.
Simon Peter was a simple man minding his own business, doing the things a fisherman does. One early morning he was exhausted and frustrated, having spent an entire night fishing with nothing to show for it. Things just didn’t seem to be going his way.
AND THEN …
He met Jesus.
Join MOVE in 2017 as we look at several stories from the life of Simon Peter and see what kinds of “AND THEN …” moments Jesus might have in store for you.
When – July 31 – Aug 4
Cost – $325 before May 1, $375 after May 1
Move is a week long camp for high school students who are wanting to grow in their relationship with God as well as have a great time with friends and leaders. Move takes place @ Oregon State University where over a 1000 other high school students come together to worship and be challenged in their faith. Last year was our first year going and it was truly amazing! EVERY student came back radically impacted and believe the same will happen this year! Move is available for those entering high school for the 2017-2018 school year as well as current seniors who are about to graduate!
Registration is a simple, three-step process!
STEP TWO: CIY MEDICAL AND LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
Christ In Youth requires a liability waiver in order for your student to participate in the Move Event.
STEP THREE: GRACE CHAPEL LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
Grace Chapel requires a liability waiver as well. Once you have filled one out for your student, you will not have to fill out another until its expiration in August 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Austin Nealeigh.
If your child would like to participate in an Ardent event, they will need to have a completed liability form on file with us. The link above will take you to our electronic version. You are also welcome to pick one up in the Ardent Youth Room.