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 and on Wednesdays at various home group locations in home groups as well as one Wednesday a month at church. 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.
CORE Missions Sunday | Sunday, April 11 | 8:15 AM to 12 PM
On CORE Missions Sunday, we had the opportunity to hear CORE students share about their upcoming summer mission trip to Camp Orchard Hill. Our students are a very important part of our church. We want to encourage them as they prepare to go to Camp Orchard Hill, so we ask that you continue to pray for them in anticipation of what God will do in their lives at camp. Watch Pastor Craig's interview with two of the students going to camp. You can also financially support them by donating directly to CORE Missions below.
Parent Seminar | Sunday, April 18 & 25 | 10:30 AM | Rooms 401-403
Student Parent Connect and CORE are offering a seminar to any parent with a student, ages 13-18, called The Collision of Covid. The seminar aims to address the losses due to the pandemic and to remember the faithfulness of God during this past year. This two-part seminar is taking place on Sunday, April 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM in rooms 401-403. On April 18, Jerry Evens will be sharing and addressing questions. April 25 will feature practical application, follow-up, and additional time to critically think through what was shared.
Summer Mission Trips
Camp Orchard Hill | July 11 - 17
This summer, CORE will be participating in Mission Week at Camp Orchard Hill. Mission Week at Camp Orchard Hill is a week-long missions experience designed for students to receive training in the biblical foundation for missions and participate in all aspects of summer camp. There will be worship, team building, evening recreation, participation in relevant projects with ministries that are making a difference year-round, and much more. Both middle school and high school will be going July 11-17 and will participate together in this amazing week.
We are excited to be meeting on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. Middle School will meet in the Auditorium, and High School will meet in the Core Cafe. 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.
- Middle School | 10:30 AM | Auditorium
- High School | 10:30 AM | Core Cafe
Student Parent Connect | Sundays | 10:30 AM | Room 401
Student Parent Connect is a Sunday Connect Group for parents of students grades 6 through 12. They meet on Sunday mornings in room 401 at 10:30 AM. This is an opportunity for parents to gather together for community, conversation, growth, and fellowship. Kyle & Debbie Wallace are the leaders and can be reached at 254-717-2706.
CORE Home Groups
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.
- 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.