Propelling Students Toward Jesus
Velocity Student Ministries is going HYBRID on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. We are returning to our “hybrid” format on Wednesday nights that feature alternating weeks between being online and in-person. On an in-person week, High School students enter through the main doors (south) and head into the sanctuary or Middle School students enter through the north doors and head to the gym. For an online week we’ve chosen to meet online using youtube and zoom, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and sign up to receive our emails if you're a student or a parent. Whether we're online or in-person we love Wednesday night Youth Group because we get to connect students to a caring adult in the form of a Small Group Leader. Regardless of how much your student connects with our Velocity Student Ministries, we pray that they will be encouraged to be Christ-centered and Christ-sent alongside their peers. To see whether or not Youth Group is in person or online, see our calendar page. You can also download a convenient small schedule to put up in your home somewhere to help you see which weeks we're in-person and which we're online.
For Velocity Sundays we will be resuming our in-person option on Sunday Mornings at 10:00am in the gym starting January 31st. For those of you who wish to continue to participate at home we will continue to push out an email on Friday mornings with our online/at-home teaching for the weekend. We’ve chosen to use youtube, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and sign up to receive our emails if you're a student or a parent. It is our goal to equip you as parents with a tool to help center your student’s discipleship in the home. Your student will be able to sign up to receive emails with links to video teaching and digital hand-outs. Parents, you will also receive resources over email to give you some discussion points as a family as you continue discipleship within the home.
Apex Twin Cities Missions Trip (July 11–16)
This trip is in partnership with APEX, the youth missions organization of the EFCA. This will be a great opportunity for us to serve our own neighbors here in the Twin Cities as well as learn about the unique ministries, people, neighborhoods and communities that are right here in our own backyard.
High School Adventure Trip (July 24–30)
Whether your student has ever been to Rock Ridge before or not, this trip is for them! We'll be outdoors and while this trip will be similar to the Middle School Adventure Trip it will also be more intense as your student will get to experience a two-night canoe trip out on the boundary waters. They will get to spend time while enjoying pristine lakes, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. This trip will encourage them to learn new skills in leadership.
Middle School Adventure Trip (August 7–11)
This is our Middle School Adventure Trip to Rock Ridge. Your student (heading into 6th-8th Grade) will enjoy pristine lakes, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. This is one of the most popular trips we do every year because it's just so fun and a great chance for your Middle School students to hang out with their friends in the great outdoors!