CORE is a place for high school and middle school students to connect with one another, with older mentors, and with Jesus. Our desire is to help students become disciple-makers and to walk alongside both them and their parents in their faith journeys. We meet on Sundays at 10:30 AM, with high school students in the Core Cafe and middle school in the auditorium. On Wednesdays during the school year, we meet at 6:45 PM. Both Sunday and Wednesday meeting times have a blend of games, community, small and large group teaching, and discipleship.
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Weekly Teaching & Resources
Weekly video teaching for Middle School and High School is offered every Wednesday and Sunday. Additional resources and family activities are also available. These videos are also available on our YouTube channel.
February 7 and 14 | 9 AM | Room 302
Baptism represents a believer’s public confession and celebration of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and symbolizes new life in Christ. Baptism does not mean you have everything figured out but it means you are committed to the journey of following Christ. Register for the baptism classes that are taking place on February 7 and 14 at 9 AM in Room 302. Baptism will be recorded the week of February 28 and shared with the congregation on March 14.
Beginning Sunday, January 10 | 10:30 AM
We are so excited to begin meeting again on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM! Middle School will meet in the Auditorium, and High School will meet in the Core Cafe. Both groups will be working through the Love This Book study with the rest of the church. Our purpose for this time is to be a learning environment that equips and challenges students with the essentials to be a committed disciple-maker beyond high school. We will continue to follow our wellness policy by having everyone wear masks and remain socially distant during our time together.
CORE Home Groups
Home Groups are back! And we cannot wait to start gathering again! Home Groups allow for students and leaders to gather together and engage in the discipleship process. It offers students a fun environment that develops deep relationships, engages them on their faith journey, and challenges them to pursue God's way of living.
CORE will follow a hybrid model beginning in February. Middle School and High School will each meet one Wednesday a month at Hershey Free Church and in normal Home Group locations on the remaining Wednesdays. Please contact Pastor Nick or Pastor Craig with any questions. Please check the CORE page to find out about any changes to the locations.
- Middle School will gather at church for a large group meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. They will meet at their Home Group Locations for all other Wednesdays. Middle School meets from 6:45 to 8:15 PM.
- High School will gather at church for a large group meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month. They will meet at their Home Group Locations for all other Wednesdays. High School meets from 7 to 8:30 PM.
**Changes to Home Group Locations**
12th grade guys will meet at Hershey Free Church on Wednesday, January 27.