EON

sundays at 9am & 11am

EON is our middle school ministry (6th-8th grade). An EON is “an indefinite/immeasurably long period of time or 1 billion years.” At EON, we strive to meet students in a difficult phase and promote an eternal identity; their identity in Christ.

We have time for students to play games and have fellowship with each other and the leaders. We have a time of worship which is followed by Bible-based teaching. A majority of our time is spent in Life Groups, where students will get an opportunity to share about their weeks, discuss the lesson together, and pray for each other.

For many students, the question asked is, “Who am I right now?”, rather than, “Who am I going to be for EON”? Peers, media, and culture bombard them every day, telling them who they are, and who they should be. This can lead to drastic, rushed, and short-sighted decisions that can affect the rest of their lives. We walk side by side with students, overcoming the short-term chaos with eternal peace. 

We believe that students want to be known and be heard. We spend the majority of our time in EON in a small group setting where students will split up by gender and grade level. We begin our Life Groups by asking about their weeks and give every student the opportunity to share. There will be at least 2 leaders who will facilitate the flow of the group. Life Groups is a huge deal because people can get lost in a big crowd setting, and this will give the students an opportunity to build peer-to-peer relationships.

At EON, we teach various passages of Scripture with an occasional topical series. Our goal is to give students a foundational understanding of the Bible as a whole during their time in EON. 

During EON services, volunteers spend about an hour and a half with students. Because our time is limited with them, we try to maximize the quality of our time together. We sit with the students and ask about their weeks, and, most importantly, we listen. From the beginning of class and the end of class, we have to be as intentional as possible.

EON volunteers have an important role each week as we are in the world with middle school students. Middle school is a time when students are searching for their identity. We have the opportunity and privilege to share biblical truth and live out the gospel in the way we talk, act, and love in the time given with them each week. We pray for them throughout the week in hopes that God can protect them from the world, which tells them how they should look or who they should be.

As EON volunteers, we ask questions, we listen, we pray, we are intentional, we are consistent, and, most importantly, we love.

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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.

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