Our Student Ministries, led by Steve Cullum and several other amazing Youth Leaders, meet regularly during the school year on Sunday evenings at RCC. We currently have programs for students between 6-12th grade.
Check out the RCC Student Ministries Blog – Contains up-to-date info, activities, programs, and an online calendar. This is a page you want to bookmark!
The Foundation of our Ministry:
We believe that students are not the church of tomorrow. They are the church of today! As a church, and as a community, we must invest in the lives of this next generation. Teenagers have so much potential, but they often need guidance. That’s why we exist. We hope to provide guidance to the students here in Rockingham County. Our goal is to lead teenagers to God, and help them become leaders for Christ in this world. Our foundation is Jesus’ example of ministry — relationships. We offer many ways to get involved through programs and activities, but the main way our teens will grow as Christian leaders is with adults who offer to pour into them on a daily basis. Through these relationships with adult mentors and other Christian teenagers, we intend to create leaders who will go out and impact their world!
A Breakdown of our Programs:
- Youth Group – Sundays 6-8pm
Our primary program for the Student Ministries at RCC takes place on Sunday evenings. During this time, the students will gather together and in separate groups. They will enjoy games, activities, teachings, and small group discussions. On the first Youth Group of the month, we will have music led by our student band. Parents are encouraged to join us on these Sundays and attend their own small group discussion, called “Parent Group.”
- Worship – Sunday Mornings
We encourage all our teenagers to join RCC in Sunday morning worship throughout the year. This is a great time to join in music and teaching with people of all ages. Several of our students even serve in the worship team, tech team, or hospitality team.
- Bible Studies
Each semester, we will have a 6-8 week study for all high school students. We will walk through the Bible, a devotional, or a Christian book together. These groups meet at Steve & Yvette’s home in Salem.
- Ministry Teams
We encourage our students to get involved in ministry. We want them to use their God-given gifts for His Kingdom. If you are passionate about something, we’ve got the spot for you — whether this be a worship team, greeting team, tech team, outreach team, children’s ministry team, etc.
- Outreach Events & Service Projects
We encourage our students to take part in outreach. This can take place in various forms. For instance, we help out with the RCC Food Pantry, we assist with the annual Egg Hunt, and we help with Camp Create. We also serve at local nursing homes and soup kitchens. If you are interested in helping, please contact us. Once a year, our high school students also participate in a mission trip.
- Friend Events
Throughout the year, we have various activities especially designed to bring your friends. These include amusement park trips, paintball, movie nights, concerts, hiking, skiing, etc. When you see one of these events, that is the perfect opportunity for you to invite your friends. These are designed to be very non-threatening and completely fun.
We currently do not have an official mentoring program at RCC. However, we are in the process of putting one into place. That does not prevent you or your child from participating in a mentoring relationship, though. If this is something you would like, just contact us, and we will help you set it up.
FOR MORE INFO ON RCC STUDENTS: www.rccstudents.com