Our hope for our 6th-12th grade students is that they grow where they are loved, live into who they were created to be, and love everyone always.

Click here to download our Student Ministries Schedule for Fall 2023!

For more information or details about the Student Ministry at St. Mark’s, please contact
Stacy Roberts, Director of Student Ministries

Our goal is to create a safe space for our students to grow up in — a place where everyone is welcome and treated with kindness.

We use the Grow curriculum to help enrich the faith journeys of our young people. Our student ministry programs happen mostly in the student ministry space (we call it the Basement) located at the back end of the gym in the CLC. In addition to the opportunities we provide, we encourage students to use their talents in worship leadership and music ministry.


Our youth group meets most Wednesday nights from 5:30-6:25pm in the Basement as part of our T.G.I.W. programming. We use curriculum from Grow and typically play games, decompress and talk about what God is doing in the lives of our students. 


Our student small group meets on Sunday mornings during Grow Hour (10am-10:45am). This is a time to gather in deeper discussion about our faith, build relationships and grow spiritually.

Contact Stacy Roberts (sroberts@stmarksmidlo.com) for information about our small group.

Each year, we attend a retreat for middle & high school students at Watermarks Camp in Scottsville, VA. The cost is usually around $175 per student. This retreat features a dynamic speaker, a worship band, small groups and relationship-building activities.

In the summer, we attend a mission trip focusing on ministry with the homeless, light home repairs, food insecurity, etc. In the past, we have gone to Nashville, Washington D.C., Boston, Surf City & Philadelphia. These trips range in cost from $250-$700.

Opportunities to greet, usher, read scripture, lead in worship, preach, sing, and play instruments are available for our students at both 9 and 11 am.

HELP OUR STUDENTS!  You can link your Kroger Plus card to rebate 5% of all your purchases to help fund the Student Ministry. Click here for more information!

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