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Step Up 2018


New seasons in the life of a child or teen often come with a mixture of emotions--excitement, nerves, hopes, and fears. For all of the kids, teens, and families that make up West Pines Community Church, we’ve outlined a simple transition plan to help make this new season a meaningful faith milestone on their journey of following Jesus.

Take a look at the ministry transition plan listed below for whichever lifestage your child or teen is stepping into. There are important dates where both parents and their kids will have the opportunity to preview their new ministry environment or class. Then, starting on August 12, they will officially “step up”. We are excited for your family and look forward to continue our partnership in the gospel.


Pre-K → Elementary

For our new kindergarteners, we have planned for preview weeks where your child will experience a taste of their new classroom. During the preview weeks, check-in your child to their regular Pre-K classroom and they will walk together with their teacher to their new room during the service.

  1. Step Up Preview Week 1: July 22nd

  2. Step Up Preview Week 2: July 29th

Step Up Sunday: August 12

To Stay Connected:

Follow our kids ministry on Instagram: @WestPinesKids

Email AngelicaBarros@westpines.org


Elementary School → Middle School

There are five elements to our transition plan for upcoming 6th grade students. We’re going to focus on getting you and your child ready and excited about moving to our 10:30am or 12:00pm middle school service. Our student ministry team looks forward to meeting you and your child as we walk through this transition together!

  1. Parent Open House Lunch - This event is for parents of upcoming 6th graders and will take place on Sunday, July 8th at 1:15pm in the Fuge. Lunch will be provided and your kids are welcomed to join!

  2. Student Ministry Leaders Visiting Kids Ministry - Some of our student ministry small group leaders will be hanging out with our upcoming 6th graders on July 15 during all three services

  3. Upcoming 6th Grader “Field Trip" to Middle School Service - Check-in your child to their regular elementary class and they will walk together to the Fuge to preview a middle school service. This will take place on Sunday, July 22 at the 10:30am and 12:00pm services.

  4. Upcoming 6th Graders & Their Parents Invited to Attend Thursday Night of Unleashed Mission Camp - We will have a section in our auditorium marked off just for you and your child. You’ll get to experience one of the highlight moments of our student ministry calendar. This will take place on August 2 at 7pm in our main auditorium.

  5. Attend Camp Celebration Sunday - Instead of checking your soon-to-be 6th grader into kids ministry on Sunday, August 5th, we would love for them to attend our main service with you. This special service will celebrate all that God did through Unleashed Mission Camp.

Step Up Sunday: August 12

To Stay Connected:

Follow our student ministry on Instagram: @the_Fuge

Email AngelGarcia@westpines.org


Middle School → High School

There are five elements to our transition plan for upcoming 9th grade students. We’re going to focus on getting you and your teen ready and excited about attending Sunday services in the auditorium and moving to our 7:00pm high school service. Our student ministry team looks forward to partnering with you and your child as we walk through this transition together!

  1. Parent Open House Lunch - This event is for parents of upcoming 9th graders and will take place on Sunday, July 8th at 1:15pm in the Fuge. Lunch will be provided and your kids are welcomed to join!

  2. Upcoming 9th Graders Attend HS Wednesday Night Service - On Wednesday, July 18th at 7pm, we’d like to invite our upcoming 9th graders to attend our HS service. This will help give them a preview of what to expect once they make their full transition into high school ministry

  3. Attend Main Worship Service as a Group - On Sunday, July 22nd during our middle school services at 10:30am and 12:00pm, we will be taking our upcoming 9th graders to attend the main service in the auditorium. Drop your students off at the Fuge like a normal Sunday in middle school ministry, and then we will walk your student over to the auditorium as a group.

  4. Attend “Transitioning to High School” Workshop During Unleashed Mission Camp - On Wednesday, August 1st we will be hosting a workshop for our upcoming 9th graders to help them make a great transition into high school life.

     5. Attend Sunday Camp Celebration Service - August 5th in Main Auditorium

Step Up Wednesday: August 15

To Stay Connected:

Follow our student ministry on Instagram: @the_Fuge

Email AngelGarcia@westpines.org


High School Graduates → Young Adults

The transition from High School ministry into college or a career is perhaps the most significant transition in a person’s faith journey. The transition process we’ve outlined below will help walk our graduated seniors into this next chapter of their life and into our young adult ministry environment. Our young adult ministry meets on Monday nights at 7PM in the Fuge.

  1. Young Adult Ministry Welcome Event - Our young adult group is going on a full moon kayaking tour in Miami on Friday, June 29th and graduated seniors are invited! We will meet at West Pines Community Church at 6PM. The cost is only $20 for our graduated seniors (50% off what everyone else is paying). To register, sign up here: Kayaking Trip

  2. Preview our Young Adult Service - On Monday, July 16th at 7pm, we’d like to invite our recent graduates to attend our young adult service.This will help give them a preview of what to expect once they make their full transition into young adult ministry.

  3. Attend “Transitioning to College or Career” Workshop During Unleashed Mission Camp -  On Wednesday, August 1st we will be hosting a workshop for our recent high school graduates to help them make a great transition into their new season of life. This workshop will take place as a part of Unleashed Mission Camp.

  4. Final Wednesday night HS ministry Service - Wednesday, August 8th at 7pm will serve as the last HS ministry night for graduated seniors. We will send you off with our love and connect you to our Monday night young adult ministry environment.

Step Up Monday: August 13

To Stay Connected:

Visit: westpines.org/youngadults

Email: JustinChades@westpines.org



 

Earlier Event: February 21
Women's Ministry Bible Study Session #2
Later Event: July 30
2018 Unleashed Mission Camp