March 13th-17th

Spring Break Discipleship Adventure

Registration Open Now

High School (9th-12th Grade)

Sunday Mornings | 9:45-10:45am | Student Center

Student Ministry at Gloria Dei seeks to bring joy, empowerment, and encouragement to students so they can be sent as Kingdom missionaries into their schools.

High School Students

High school students meet in the Chat Room to grow deeper in their walk with Jesus on Sunday mornings. As we start out the new school year, we are diving into a new topic - Christian sexuality. Starting on September 19th, and for the next 9 weeks, we will be taking a look at what God's desire for sex, gender, and identity means for each of us. Check out the trailer below. If you have any questions, please email Ross Owens.

September 12 | Fall Kick-Off
September 19 | God's Lovestory
September 26 | Authority of God and Scripture
October 3 | Shame and Forgiveness
October 10 | Sex and Marriage
October 17 | Singleness and Intimacy
October 24 | Porn and Masturbation
October 31 | Dating and Friendships
November 7 | Sex in the iWorld
November 14 | Following Jesus in This Sexualized Age

High School Parents

While students are meeting with their peers and small group leaders, we will have a concurrent Bible study option for parents of high school students. Parents will meet to learn much of the same information that their students are learning while also having the opportunity to encourage one another in faith and their walk as leaders in their homes. Parents will meet in Student Center Room 198. For more information please email Ross Owens.

Sunday Nights | 5-7pm
1st & 3rd Sundays

Students in 6th-12th Grade are invited to join us on the 1st and 3rd Sundays for Bible study, activities, and dinner. This is a great opportunity to meet up with your friends, serve in fun ways, and dive into conversations about what God says about different topics. Parents and leaders, we would love to have you serve on a Sunday night! One of those ways is by providing a meal. Our students love the chance to try something new, and a home cooked meal is the perfect way to enjoy each other's company!

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2nd Sunday Driveway Discipleship

Want to dive deeper in your walk with Jesus and form some more intense relationships with the high school community at church? Join us for Driveway Discipleship on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a fun game, a short teaching time on Jesus' call to us as disciples, and a student led conversation in groups of 2-3!

Here's what you will experience in each discipleship group:

    • Accountability (Matthew 18:15-16; Galatians 6:1-5)
    • Encouragement (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
    • Prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:16)

We are meeting at Ross's house to start the year. Email Ross for the address. Parents interested in serving as a host for a night, and students with ideas for Bible studies should email Ross.

4th Sundays Off-site

High School students are invited to an off-site event each month for devotion, dinner and games. These are the perfect nights to invite a friend and join us for some awesome fun! Check out the schedule below of every offsite event for the semester. More details and registrations will be added to each event as we get closer to them. All events are from 5-7pm and are at the locations noted unless otherwise stated.

October 24th | Galveston Beach Night
Join us for a Galveston beach trip complete with dinner, snacks, and plenty of beach games. We will meet at the church at 4pm and then carpool to the island. Click here to register by October 21st so we can ensure we have enough food and drivers.

November 28th | Photo Scavenger Hunt
January 23rd | Movie Night at Cinemark
February 27th | Escape Room
March 27th | Paintball
April 24th | Easter Party
May 22nd | Galveston Beach Night

Annual Calendar

In addition to our regularly occurring events, we have a number of large events that happen annually as well! Check out the big events below, mark your calendars, and check back periodically for more information!

2021/2022 Student Ministry Calendar

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Phase Podcast

Did you know Gloria Dei has a summer podcast? Each week we will be taking a look at the phases, or grades, of our kids. In each conversation we will highlight the changes in their development emotionally, mentally, physically and socially as well as share some stories from parents who just finished that grade with their child.

We hope that you are encouraged, supported, and informed as you enter the next phase in your child's life. We also hope that through this podcast you see that you aren't alone and maybe pick up some tips and tricks from other parents. This parenting journey is rewarding and sometimes hard, but it is never meant to be done alone.

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