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EON

About Middle School Ministry

In a culture where everything happens so fast, it’s hard for us to think about eternity. Our middle school students are facing a very complicated culture filling their minds with false wisdom and lots of confusion. An EON is “an indefinite and very long period of time.” We chose that name because we strive to meet students in a difficult phase and promote an eternal identity; their identity in Christ. We hope to teach true wisdom and provide clarity in the confusion.

A typical EON service starts with a time of fellowship and games with the students and leaders, followed by worship and a Bible lesson. Most of the time is spent in small groups arranged by grade and gender to further discuss the lesson and develop community. The students discuss questions or issues they are facing and pray for each other. We hope to create an environment where students feel connected to other Believers as this isn’t always the case in school or sports.

Middle school can be a difficult time, but it is our hope and prayer that EON can be a safe place to find truth and answers. We care about these students and strive to come alongside them and their families to guide them into who God has designed them to be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on what campus you attend, we have several ways for your middle schooler to get involved with EON.

All of our campuses meet during all weekend service times.

Murfreesboro has additional service times on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm in the ECCO Wing.

If you are attending Tullahoma or Cannon County, EON joins Encounter on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm (see Encounter’s page).

Shelbyville – Weeknight EON Coming Soon

EON is for middle schoolers in grades 6th–8th.

Once a year, we have a Level Up weekend where all 5th graders will move up to EON together.  The same goes for the transition for 8th graders when they move from EON to Encounter, our high school ministry.

During weekend services, we use the Gospel Project curriculum. Our EON leaders will prepare a teaching based on that curriculum.

At the Murfreesboro campus, on Wednesdays, we teach expositorily through books of the Bible. We do the same at our Cannon County and Tullahoma campuses on Wednesday nights with Encounter (which includes both middle and high schoolers).

Resources

Hey parents! Our Student Ministries Team now has faith-based parent resources, and they want to share them with you!

If you have questions about subjects such as mental health, anxiety, smartphone addiction, suicide and self-harm, sexuality and gender, spiritual growth, identity, or pop culture we encourage you to take advantage of these resources. 

To set up a pastoral counseling meeting with our team to review the resources you need to support you and your student, please reach out using the form below.

Current Series

Weekend services: We are working through The Gospel Project: Students Version to unify with ECCO.

Wednesdays: The Gospel of Mark is the shortest, and most likely the earliest, account of Jesus’s earthly ministry. Believed to be told from the apostle Peter’s perspective, Mark’s gospel is a fast-paced retelling of various teachings and miracles Jesus’s disciples witnessed while following him. Mark’s gospel is straightforward and easy to understand, perfect for anyone wanting to encounter Jesus.

Upcoming Event

Students, join us for Pirates and Pizza night on April 10th! Find your best swashbuckling outfit and enjoy a slice or two before we dig into the Bible. Everything starts at 6:30 pm, and “X” marks the spot for the fun. So follow your treasure maps, and come hang out!

Baptism

If your student is interested in getting baptized, please fill out the Baptism Interest Form below! We look forward to helping them take this step of obedience in their walk with Jesus.

Volunteer

EON is growing, and we are so thankful! We love seeing new faces during all of our services. It is a joy to watch the students grow in their relationship with Jesus and others. If you would like to serve with EON, click the button for your campus below.

Volunteer Portal

This portal is your one-stop page to access leader handbooks, training resources, and other important volunteer information. To receive access to this portal, check your volunteer email or contact your ministry leader for a password.

Parent Emails

Stay in the know by signing up for our EON parent emails!

Still have questions?

Email us!

Want to know more about what your student is doing during their time at EON or want to find out more about the ministry?

J.T. Powers | Middle School Director
Hannah Cassidy | Middle School Associate
Jalen Taylor | Student Director
Joby Williams | Student Director
Jordn Bay | Student Director
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