The student ministry of Arrow Heights is the place to be for middle and high school students (grades 7-12) in Broken Arrow. With a regular schedule of worship experiences, Bible studies and small groups, as well as numerous seasonal activities and trips, your student will never lack for opportunities to connect with other students and strengthen their walk with Christ in community.
We do things different at Arrow Heights, and that's ok! Think of our Wednesday nights as a 1 / 3 format. All together for 1 week, then we scatter to small groups for the last 3. See below for details!
The first Wednesday of each month we spend together in a large group setting @ the SC (Student Center) This is when we introduce the topic for the monthly series and spend time together in worship / discussion.
These meet the last 3 Wednesdays of each month || Beginning September 9th @ the Student Center. Student "Community" groups are for students made up of the same grade and adult leader(s). COMGroups meet weekly onsite (7-8 grades) and in various host homes in Broken Arrow each Wednesday during the school year from 6:00pm—8:00pm. COMGroups focus on challenging students to go deeper in their relationship with God through Bible study, prayer, fellowship, and accountability. Email Josh or Heidi for meeting locations. Don’t miss out on this!!
Sunday Mornings 9:30-11:30 (Starts October 4th) Our job is to lead our students to find their place in the local church. Because we aren’t doing Sunday Bible Study right now we are moving to provide areas for our students to serve alongside other adults in the church. Areas of service to include (but not limited to!):
-The Hospitality team (greeters, check-in, hosting student ministry connection table etc.),
-Audio Video Ministry (sound, camera, video),
-Student Ministry Social Media,
-Children’s ministry (childcare helpers…16+),
-Choir / worship team, and so on.
The goal: to show them their place in the church as they serve, and engage them in (very informal) mentorship relationships with adults already serving in those areas. Other areas of service are open to discussion (Sun night children’s choir / Wed night Awana) but let’s begin with Sunday mornings.
Ongoing Opportunities. We want to see students in our student ministry serve outside the walls of the church. We will design frequent and ongoing service projects to have students participate in. This will allow them to use their hands to serve those in need (widows, homeless, public servants, etc.). This is an excellent time for them to bring their friends who are not connected to our church (or ANY church). This will also provide them a chance to put their faith into practice and share the gospel with those in need.
The goal: to show them the church is not just a building but that we MUST go outside to shine into the dark. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to take what they’ve learned IN the church and put it into practice so they experience the reality of the gospel as it is applied.
Special events and getaways help to strengthen the foundation through relationships and Bible study. Retreats, summer camps, concerts, conferences, short-term discipleship trips (previously known as mission trips), and more provide a great time to meet new friends, deepen your walk with God, and make memories to last a lifetime. Here is a list of some our special student ministry events:
· Falls Creek Youth Camp
· Disciple Now Weekend (TheCollective)(Jan/Feb)
· Fall Retreat (Oct)
· Various Mission Projects
· Short-term Discipleship Trips (mission trips)
· Thanksgiving & Christmas Outreach
· Six Flags Trip (varies year to year)
· See You At The Pole
· Ski Trips (varies year to year)
· Super Summer
· and more...