The Vine Student Ministry
The Vine Student Ministry serves youth in grades 7 through 12. Our ministry verse is John 15:5. We focus on telling youth about Jesus Christ and discipling them so they can grow in their relationship with God and produce fruit. We have three main event types: discipleship, service (give back), and fellowship.
The youth meet two times every week: Sundays for Sunday School at 9:45 am and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm for Bible Study. The youth also hold a weekend fall retreat in October every year. The 2020 Fall Retreat theme was EVERLASTING and focused on John 3:16.
The youth try to give back to our church and/or the community at least once a month. Previous service activities include: volunteering at the Brazos Church Pantry, helping with Vacation Bible School and Sports Camp, cleaning up the church grounds and buildings, cleaning up around Messiah's Ranch, and supporting state, north American, and international missions.
The youth try to hold at least one social event each month. Previous social events include: movie nights, swim parties, altitude trampoline park, society of sweets (SOS), carving pumpkins, slumber party, camping, and ice skating.
2021 Youth Camp Recap
Twenty-six youth and five adults attended summer camp at Messiah's Ranch in Bryan, Texas on June 14-18, 2021. The event theme was Act.Love.Walk. - three signs that we are being transformed from the inside out by Jesus (Micah 6:8). This camp was organized by The Vine Student Ministry and staffed by church volunteers. The camp included two Bible study tracks, worship, a service project (we cleaned brush and split logs), lots of fun in the lake and pool, and great food. But most importantly, God met each student and adult at camp and changed our lives!