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Cornerstone Student Ministries

Middle & High School

Cornerstone Student Ministries

Middle & High School

Our mission is Helping Students Know Jesus and Make Him Known.

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Hi, Everybody!

For the next few weeks, we're meeting Online Only! All the info's below.

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6th-8th Grade

Hey! We may not be meeting in person for a few weeks, but we’re streaming every Wednesday at 6:30p on CSM’s YouTube Channel or Cornerstone’s Streaming Page. Right afterward, we meet in small groups on Zoom!

Go to the CSM Middle School Parents FB Group for info on how to register your students so they can get into a small group, and on our email list! Email Dave Thompson at DaveT@cornerstonemi.org for answers to questions, and/or to get more info!

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9th-12th Grade

Yup… we’re online for the next few weeks! Meet us Sunday nights for Virtual Highpoint at 6pm on CSM’s YouTube Channel or  Cornerstone’s Streaming Page. Right after, we meet in small groups on Zoom!

How do you get the links every week to the Zoom groups? Among her many titles, Jeni Molitor is also the “Keeper of the Links”! Just email her at JeniM@cornerstonemi.org  and she’ll get you on the email list to make sure you have everything you need. And don’t forget to join our Instagram Page or FB Group.

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8th & 9th Grade

Confirmation is a class for 8th & 9th grade students to explore biblical foundational beliefs shared by those who choose to follow Jesus Christ.  The class is held on Sunday mornings from September – March.  For more information and registration, please see Family Milestones.

Sign Up for Confirmation

Cornerstone's Family Framework

We Love and Support Your Family!

Your son or daughter (or grandchild or student) is in a phase of life, whether they’re a toddler, a seventh-grader or a senior in high school. Each Phase has specific moments to celebrate, and we call them Milestones. Each milestone is a part of our Family Framework.

Additional Information / FAQ

The safety of students and their leaders is very important to us; we also value their growth in community.  While we do plan to meet in person to build connection, we will be meeting outside for as long as we can.  We will be practice distancing during large/small groups, sanitizing, and leaders and students will be required to wear masks during singing and movement while being able to remove it when seated.

When students check-in, they will be asked health questions and be checked for their mask.  We will not take temperatures at this time.

Our student ministries are offered to High School and Middle School separately throughout the school year (September-May).

At the 84th St. Campus, High School Ministry, Highpoint, meets on Sunday nights from 6-8 PM.  Middle School Ministry meets on Sunday Mornings at 11 AM and on Wednesday nights, Midpoint, from 6:30-8 PM.

At the SW campus, students meet on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM.

At the HH campus, Middle School meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and the High School meets at 11:00 AM.

If you are new, we ask that you do two things.  First, take a minute to note the programming that we offer for your student found above. Second, please fill out the student registration form found above as well. Then, have your student show up.

For student ministry, when students arrive to any programing, they’ll come to the check-in station.  At this station, they’ll be asked to fill out a contact card, sanitize, and use their mask.  The leaders manning the station will then help your student connect to a small group leader in their age group and connect with other students.  When students dismiss to groups, leaders will help your student find their group.

We lead students relationally through small groups.  Our small groups leaders are background checked, trained and prayerfully ready to lead your student.  You can discover who your student’s leader will be by talking with the director for that area.

While each morning or evening program in student ministry may look a little different, yet we use the same basic elements: worship, teaching, small groups, prayer and of course, fun!!

Student ministry is a high-energy, fun atmosphere where students are given a safe place to grow.  High-fives are a must, laughter is the glue, and Jesus is the focus.  If this sounds like a place you’d love to serve, begin by filling out the CSM Volunteer form.  We’d love for you to join the fun!

To get started, fill out our Student Ministry Volunteer Form.

The short answer is yes. Please see our baptism brochure for more on why we baptize and what that means in the United Methodist Church. You can also visit our baptism page for more information on upcoming baptism celebrations.

Events

Ongoing Activities Throughout the Year

Cornerstone Student Ministry has fun stuff going on all year long! Just take a look at some of these activities!

Student Ministry Events

Held in September as a kick off to High School Ministry, it's high energy competitions between grades to win bragging rights for the rest of the year! It's our most popular event, and a great way to meet new people.

During February or March, we head to a local camp where we get to spend a weekend laughing, growing, and making memories together. We focus on relationship-building, spiritual growth, deeper teaching in God's Word, amazing worship and LOTS of time having fun!

High energy competition all during March between high school students, raising money for a good cause. It’s a great time to bring a friend!

Middle schoolers fasting for 30 hours? Sounds totally crazy and impossible – but God uses that time to show up in dynamic ways! Each year (usually toward the end of March) we fast for a cause. We get together Friday night through Saturday for fun, games, doing service projects, and learning more about whichever charity we’re raising money for. We end our fast by eating together late Saturday afternoon, then going to the 6pm service together!

This event is for high school students and is our end of the year celebration. It's semi-formal, and is a great evening of food, sharing memories from our year, and sending off our graduating class of Seniors. Red Carpet Night is held the Sunday before Mother's Day. 

Just like it sounds! We find the most disgusting games that we can find, and play them just for the sake of fun. This is how we celebrate the end of the school year to send off our 8th-grade students.

It's both a mystery and an adventure that happens over the summer months. Nobody will know where we are going or what we are doing until it is happening. They may not know the details of the day but it will the best day of the summer for your middle school student!

Summer Camps/Mission Trips

For students in 7th grade, up through high school. NTS is usually held during June or July, from Sunday to Thursday at Indiana Wesleyan University. It’s an incredible time of groups, team competitions, amazing worship and great teaching! Cost Range: $335-380.

Usually during June or July for one week, Sunday to Saturday. Traveling to a town outside of Grand Rapids, we work in teams doing small home repair jobs that can include: interior or exterior painting, handicap ramp building, roofing, and more!

For High School Juniors and Seniors, this is a great opportunity to show God's love in the Mexican community of Acuna over Christmas Break! We serve alongside a local pastor, sharing the news of Jesus and the Gospel through children's, sports and women's ministries. We also share a daily afternoon message for the community. Registration opens in August with 35 spots for students, and 10 adult leaders. Cost varies due to flight pricing.

Student Events Photo Gallery

Take a look at some photos from recent events to get an idea of what your student can expect!

Student Ministries Team

Watch the videos below to meet the people who will come to know, support and encourage your kids. See who they are, why they do what they do, and maybe learn a few fun things about them too!

Last but not least, we're here for you! If you have any questions about anything students-related, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Director of High School Ministry
Director of Middle School Ministry

Assistants

Amelia Kerton

Amelia Boston

Student Ministries Coordinator

Highpoint Student Leaders

Meet our Highpoint leaders! These leaders are volunteers who dedicate time every Sunday night, offer intentional support throughout the week, and participate on yearly trips with students.