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STUDENTS

Student Ministry Leadership

Jeff Thompson, High School Pastor

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BVG STUDENTS exists to reach students with the Gospel, to help them mature in their faith, as well as equip them to serveothers collectively, while learning to exalt God with their lives

Latest News from Student Ministry

We are excited to announce Jeff Thompson as our new high school pastor!

We are so thankful that God directed him here to Big Valley Grace and know your students are going to have an incredible ministry with him as their high school pastor.

Jeff and his wife Rachel have been married 15 years this month and have been in ministry for almost 14 years. They have 3 children Sadie (8) Seamus (6) and Gwen (1). Jeff is passionate about helping students become better disciples of Jesus. His hope as a youth pastor is to teach students to know why they believe what they believe and to develop mature followers of Christ who have an authentic faith of their own.
 
He will be wrapping up his ministry in New York at the end of August and then will be making the drive across the country with his family. His first official day will be September 20.

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High School Gatherings

MID-WEEK

Wednesdays || 6:30pm || Venue

Our Mid-Week gatherings are full of worship through music, fellowship, teaching, and most importantly small groups! 

WEEKEND

Sundays || 11am || Venue

Our Weekend gatherings meet during the same time as our adult gatherings. We teach through the same series as the adults, but in a way that is relatable to students and where they are at.

Hume Lake Summer Camp

July 18-24

Join us in prayer for our students as they go up the mountain to Hume Lake.

Middle School Gatherings

MID-WEEK

Wednesdays || 6:30pm || ARC

Our Mid-Week gatherings are full of worship through music, fellowship, teaching, and most importantly small groups! 

WEEKEND

Sundays || 11am || Venue

Our Weekend gatherings meet during the same time as our adult gatherings. We teach through the same series as the adults, but in a way that is relatable to students and where they are at.

Christian Brigade

Christian Brigade is a ministry for boys as they are on their journey of following Jesus. 

Tree Climbers is for kids and for the men (fathers, uncles, grandfathers) in their lives! This weekly adventure offers men the opportunity to spend dynamic, profitable time teaching their boys God’s Word. Simple projects and games help men and boys build relationship in a fun, comfortable atmosphere. Relationship along with memorization and life application of God’s Word facilitates the discipleship of boys, creating a growth experience for both the men and the boys.

First Year:  $45

Subsequent Years:  $25

 

Boys, ages 8-11, are discipled toward Christ and biblical manhood through a comprehensive process of life skills, physical and mental activities, fun service, achievement, Bible memory, and stories. Adult Christian men serve as role models and demonstrate Christian manhood in action.

First Year:  $45

Subsequent Years:  $25

 

Battalion is a discipleship ministry in which Christian men build personal relationships with teen guys and mentor them to be effective Christian leaders. Guided by adult men these 12-18 year-old young men are not simply shown how to lead but are the ones leading the program and events week to week. The young men in Battalion share experiences in peer group leadership through weekly meetings, the achievement program, service projects and outings, helping them to become leaders by leading.

First Year:  $45

Subsequent Years:  $25