Ignite Student Ministries is the student ministry at South Bay Church, consisting of Ignite Middle School and Ignite High School. We’re dedicated to providing a fun and exciting community where students (6th-12th grade) can experience authentic relationships and relevant teaching about Jesus that applies to their lives.
Any students in 6th-8th grade may attend Ignite Middle School, and any students in 9th-12th grade may attend Ignite High School.
Ignite Middle School is specifically designed to help middle school students connect in community and experience age-appropriate teaching about Jesus that applies to their lives. Ignite Middle School meets at each South Bay Church campus on Sunday mornings during one or more of our adult services. (See locations & times below.) During this time students, will be able to have fun; experience worship and teaching; and be part of their own Life Group. Life Groups are a key part of our student ministry programs.
We encourage middle school students to attend Ignite Middle School while their parents attend South Bay Church’s adult service. We also encourage families to serve together during another service. At South Bay, we call it: “Attend one, serve one.” By attending and serving as a family. it allows a student’s faith to come alive because they are involved in an age-appropriate environment and they get to do something significant while they serve.
Ignite High School is designed to help high school students connect in authentic community with peers and consistent adults (Life Groups), and to give them an opportunity to do something significant through serving. This is why Life Groups are central to Ignite High School. Each campus has multiple Life Group options that students can sign up to be a part of. (See locations & times below.)
We also host a monthly One Nite where we bring all high school students together from all of our South Bay Church campuses for a monthly worship night. This is a great way for new students to come check out Ignite High School and take the step to join a Life Group and get plugged into serving.
On weekends, we encourage our high school students to attend the adult service and serve during another service with their family. At South Bay, we call it: “Attend one, serve one.” By attending and serving, it allows a student’s faith to come alive because they can participate in worship and they get to do something significant while they serve.
At South Bay Church, we believe that community is a necessity; doing life alone is not an option. At Ignite, we believe the same. We want to help students get connected into authentic community with other guys or girls their same age/grade so that they can have people to talk with, pray with, and do life with. Each group meets together with their leaders and will do other awesome activities throughout the year. You can get plugged into a Life Group when you come check out Ignite Middle School or Ignite High School.
Each Life Group has consistent adult leaders who walk through life with the students in their group, and partner with parents to help widen the circle of influence around their teenager. Just think: Where do you want your teenager going for dating advice, help with making wise decisions, and encouragement to fight for the relationship with their parents? All leaders have completed background checks and an application to work with students at Ignite.
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