Students

A place to belong for students.

We create the soil in which students might encounter the love of Jesus and join with God’s restorative work around them.

Providing a safe space for students to wrestle with and explore God’s redemptive story of love and justice.

Middle School.

On Wednesday nights our middle schoolers meet from 6pm-7:30pm in the Pond Room at Meetinghouse. Our leaders, consisting of staff and volunteers, walk alongside students and inspire them to develop their own authentic faith and journey with Jesus, then equip them to share it with their communities. A typical Wednesday night includes an hour where we’ll play games and wrestle God’s story and how it intersects with our stories and topics of social justice, followed by a half hour of small groups where students can be fully known, fully accepted, and provided with a place to talk about stuff that matters.

Every week dinner is available at 5:30pm for those who can arrive early. 

There is no registration required for Wednesday evening attendance.

If you’re an adult looking to volunteer with the middle school youth, email us here.

If your student requires special attention, email us here and we’ll work together to create the best experience for them.

We encourage your students to invite their friends; they are always welcome.

DatesFebruary 17 -20, 2023

Who: Middle School students.

Cost$250 per person. To hold your spot there is  a $50 deposit. There are then opportunities to receive financial help as well as opportunities to give to a scholarship fund and make it possible for more campers to attend.

What is included: Transportation, bunk style cabin lodging at Camp Gray (Reedsburg, WI) and 2 full days at Kalahari Water Park (Wisconsin Dells, WI), breakfasts and dinners at the camp, and a slice of pizza at the Water Park. At night, we will have music, a speaker, small groups, and lots of games and fun together!

TimingLeave at 5:30 pm on Friday, Return at 3 pm on Monday.

Questions: Contact Nicole Smalley.

 

To hold your spot – sign up here!

High School.

We aim to create spaces where each student can feel truly safe to be who they are, experience their belovedness, and wrestle with what it means to follow Jesus in our real lives. We also like having fun and experiencing joy! A typical Wednesday night consists of games, learning, small group discussions, and guidance through the messiness of everyday faith.

There is no registration required for Wednesday evening attendance.

If you’re an adult looking to volunteer with the high school youth, email us here.

If your student requires special attention, email us here and we’ll work together to create the best experience for them.

High schoolers meet from 7:30pm-9pm (right after our middle schooler meets).

Our Wednesday nights rotate through a series of topics and how they intersect with faith: Racial Equity, Mental Health, Creation Care, LGBTQIA+ Support.

Once a month we also offer small group week, where students are put into small groups with leaders and encouraged to do an offsite activity with the intention to build relationships and community.

Confirmation.

At Meetinghouse, Confirmation is where 8th-grade students can reflect deeply on their faith journey. The yearlong journey involves engaging with the core beliefs of Christian faith and how it connects to all aspects of life, and culminates on Confirmation Sunday, where students will have the opportunity to confirm their desire to continue their faith journey as members at Meetinghouse.

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A community that’s a second home.

At Meetinghouse Church, all individuals belong and have a place here regardless of school, neighborhood, or identity. LGBTQIA+ friends: we want to proclaim clearly and specifically that we not only welcome you, but we also affirm and celebrate you here. Everyone, come as you are and be ready to connect and grow.

Meet the Team.

Andrew Zhao

Minister of Emerging Generations

Leah Appleton

Emerging Generations Associate (High School & Young Adults)

Nicole Smalley

Emerging Generations Associate (Middle School & Young Adults)

Throughout the year, we may film or photograph students participating in church events, which may appear without identifying information on our media platforms. If for any reason you don't want your child's photo displayed online or onsite, email Andrew Zhao and we will make sure it doesn't happen.