high school

Inviting the next generation to take their next steps with Jesus

About High School Ministry 

In High School Ministry (HSM), we understand that a student's high school years can be full of ups and downs. Yet, through these years, a student can establish a foundation of faith which can be built upon for the rest of their lives. If you're new to HSM and want more information, please click the "Get Connected" button.

Upcoming Events

Summer Nights

Every Wednesday evening from June 8 to July 27, MSM and HSM will be join together from 6:00-8:00pm for worship, teaching, and a whole lot of fun. We’ll be walking through the book of John together, and we have some exciting things in store!


Dates: June 20, 2022
Cost:$20 for dinner and ice cream
Come meet us at Soccer Taco in Market Square for dinner and then head out for a scavenger hunt!! We'll finish off from 8:00-8:30pm at Cruze Farm where parents are welcome to join us for a chance to get to know the HSM Team.

Beach Camp

Dates: July 11-15, 2022
Cost: $450 (includes transportation, meals, lodging, and programing)
Who: Current 8th grades-current seniors
Join us for a week of worship, community, learning, and the BEACH!
Learn more about Passion Beach Camp


High School Ministry meets on Wednesday nights during the school year for a time of worship and teaching. Afterwards,  we break into Life Groups. We believe some of the greatest spiritual growth and development happens in the context of authentic and consistent relationships. Life Groups have 2-3 adult leaders and 8-10 students of the same age and gender. Our hope is that students move from meeting one night a week to truly living life together. (HSM is back August 10!)

Next Book

Last year our team started working on a new project - the Next Book. Our goal was to create a resource for our students which would help them "turn their eyes upon Jesus". This is our hope for our students: We pray that we would be a community that turns our eyes upon Him and see who he is and what he's doing, and thereby come to know him in new ways.

 To this end, we worked very hard to keep the Next Book simple, nothing fancy, just an invitation to "come and see".  In the book you will find 31 days of  "next steps",  seven categories of spiritual disciplines, and a place to reflect on each week.

This book is designed to be used each month so that we can look back on a year’s worth of reflections and moments with Jesus. If you miss a few days or weeks throughout the month it’s okay! Simply start each new month on day one.

Serve With Us

Life Group Leader

Our Life Group leaders disciple and lead a group of 8-12 students of the same grade and gender alongside 1-2 leaders. Life Groups meet 3 Wednesday evenings a month at Fellowship.

Next Team

Our NextTeam serves HSM by creating a welcoming and safe environment for students each Wednesday night.  No matter the role, NextTeam leaders help to create the space for students to take their next step with Jesus.

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Application Process

1. Complete the application below
2. Interview with high school staff member
3. Background check
4. SafeKIDS program*

*We take our responsibility to care for our students very seriously. Our SafeKIDS protection guidelines are intended to create a safe and nurturing culture where students can come to a growing relationship with Jesus. All volunteers are required to complete our SafeKIDS training prior to serving.

The High School Team

Zach Hume

Pastor of Middle and High School Ministries

Makayla McCartney 

Associate Pastor of High School Ministry

Spencer Garland

Pastor of
Student Ministry Worship

Beth Utterback

Coordinator of Parent Partnerships for Student Ministries

Heather Garland

Administrative Assistant for Student Ministries

Stay Connected!

We have several ways for you to stay connected with everything happening in HSM.  

Social Media

On our social media accounts you will find posts with gatherings & event information, current teachings, and devotionals.


Our newsletter is sent out to parents at the beginning of each month with all the information for things coming up in HSM.  If you are not already on our email list,  please contact us!


Occasionally, important information regarding HSM is texted.  Make sure you have texting enabled if you wish to receive these messages.