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HELPING STUDENTS FIND REAL FAITH

The goal of StudentLife is to introduce middle and high school students to Jesus Christ and help them find real faith as they build healthy relationships with other people who are taking steps toward Him. We want students to realize they are:

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SIGNIFICANT
made in the image of God

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SAVED
by Jesus' death on the cross

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SENT
into the world on a mission

Everything we do — whether a fun event or a mission trip (which are fun, too!) — is centered around Jesus. Students are encouraged to attend the weekend worship services (Saturday at 5pm and Sunday 9:15am and 11am) and then gather together every Sunday from 4:30-6pm for age-specific teaching, student-led worship, and small groups — helping students GROW in their relationship with God.

Middle School Ministry


SUNDAY FROM 4:30-6PM
Student Life Middle School is a place where students will find fun, community with each other, and growth in their relationship with God. Middle School students are at a critical place in their life and we want to walk through this journey with them! Every week we will have a high-energy game, worship, an age specific lesson, and an opportunity to dig deeper during our small groups. Questions? Contact Heather at hvance@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

High School Ministry


SUNDAY FROM 4:30-6PM
Student Life High School is a place where students can grow in community with each other, develop their relationship with God, and learn more about His desire for their lives! In our H.S. group, we have age-specific teaching that allows our students to explore their faith and talk about the big issues in life that they face. Our desire is to create a place where all students can connect with God through worship, teaching, and small group discussions. Questions? Contact Josh at jkoskinen@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

Student Resources


Here are some great resources for both students and parents!

Student Leadership


Ready to lead? You can serve on our greeting team, production and tech team, praise and worship team, or our drama team. We have several opportunities for students to grow in their gifts and learn what it means to serve in The Well as a student leader.

We also have opportunities for our juniors and seniors in high school to serve in The Well as small group leaders for our middle school groups. We LOVE to see our students growing in their relationship with God while serving others with their leadership abilities. Click here to apply to be a student leader.

Questions?


We'd love to hear from you! Simply contact any of the following family ministry staff members:

Josh Koskinen
JOSH KOSKINEN

Youth Pastor
jkoskinen@firstdecatur.org

Thomas Hagan
THOMAS HAGAN

Next Generation Pastor
thagan@firstdecatur.org

Heather Vance
HEATHER VANCE

Middle School Director
hvance@firstdecatur.org