Shelter Rock is a vibrant, life-giving church, and we are committed to the youth of our area. Student Ministries works with 7-12th graders and their families. Our vision is to see students become FULLY-DEVOTED, PASSIONATE, LIFE-LONG followers of Jesus Christ. Wherever a student is at on his or her spiritual journey, our purpose is to help them learn what it means to HONOR God in worship, SERVE God by serving others, REACH people who are far from God, CONNECT in life-giving relationships with other students and leaders, and GROW in their faith.
The backbone of our ministry are our Small Groups, which we call Delta. Small groups meet in homes around our area on Wednesday nights, and are the primary environments for students to build positive peer relationships, discover and grow in their faith, and be known and cared for by our amazing team of caring Adult Youth Leaders. A typical night includes food, games, a lesson, interactive discussion, prayer, and more food. Once a month our groups also have a night to just have fun together.
Our other regular programs and events include
Sunday Morning Youth.
We have a service just for youth during the 2nd service at each campus. A typical Sunday includes donuts and bagels, a brief time of worship, announcements, 15-20 minute teaching time (either video or live), then a time for students to discuss implications of the message for their every-day lives.
hrt <3 and manUP are times for just the girls and just the boys to hang out together. A typical night would include a fun event and usually a form of encouragement for them to grow as young women and young men. They meet approximately every-other-month.
Youth Winter Fest.
is our annual youth retreat, and is always a massive hit with students. Usually held in the beginning of January, it is an amazing weekend retreat with other church youth groups, including sports, fun winter activities, a guest band, inspirational speakers, and times for conversations and relationship-building.
Missions Trips and Outreaches.
In a typical year we usually have several opportunities for students to get out and serve our community through acts of kindness. We also take students annually on national and international missions trips.
This year we are hosting our very own sleepaway summer camp at the Syosset Campus called Camp Dynamis! From Sunday, August 13 - Friday, August 18, we will be spending the week together hanging out, going to Splish Splash, Go-Karting, Mini-Golfing, Bounce Trampoline and much more! We're also going to have some amazing services at night featuring live worship bands and some passionate guest speakers. The cost is $195 and it's going to be a week you don't want to miss so make sure you register asap to secure your spot!
And More …
Throughout the year we also have basketball, volleyball, and many other fun events.
For up-to-date details on what’s happening, sign up for our Weekly Student Ministry Update e-mail here.