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Welcome!

Student Life exists to lead students to experience the life-changing love of Jesus. We desire to provide a faith community of students who learn, grow, worship, and serve together and challenge them to become a generation of fearless followers of Jesus living in a way that leads others to Him.

We meet on Sundays from 4:30-6pm during the school year to create an environment where students can connect with peers and adult leaders in both large and small group settings. We are intentional in helping students know Jesus through worship, age-appropriate teaching, fun games, small groups, and other experiences.

 

We are happy to accommodate for teens with disabilities. Simply contact Heather at hvance@firstdecatur.org or text (217) 747-8392.

Our Core Values

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GOD'S WORD

The Bible is relevant & relatable. We teach the Bible in an age-appropriate way so students can understand what they believe, why they believe it, and have a faith that will endure even in difficult times. We want students to have the skills and discipline to take responsibility for their own spiritual growth.

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IDENTITY

We want students to know they are created in the image of God, saved by God’s grace, and defined by who God says we are . . . we are so loved by Him and He wants a relationship with us.

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PARTNER WITH FAMILIES

Each student’s family has the greatest influence on their student’s faith journey. We communicate with families, give them resources, and encourage them to make faith a priority in their daily rhythms.

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SMALL GROUPS

We want students to develop friendships that challenge them to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus and provide encouragement in their faith journey. We have dedicated adult small group leaders who invest in the lives of our students, communicating with them, and are a part of their lives outside of Student Life.

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ON MISSION

We want to prepare our students to change the world for Jesus. We want students to be influencers, leaders, and world-changers. We give them weekly opportunities to serve in the life of our church, while challenging them to faithfully attend and serve in a church consistently throughout their entire life.

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FUN

We will laugh loud and often. We recognize that fun over time equals connection and this helps to build relationships among our students and our leaders.

Connect with us!

Text our family ministry number at (217) 747-8392 to say "hi" or for any questions you may have. To get automatically signed up for text updates, use the keyword SLPARENT or SLTEEN.

Sign up for our weekly Student Life news via email.

Also, please give us your student's information so we can stay connected together.

Upcoming Events

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Corn Maze


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 FROM 4-9:30PM

If you're in middle or high school, this is a super fun event you don't want to miss! Student Life is headed to Normal, IL for Radar Farm's famous 12-acre corn maze. Come dressed for muddy conditions and bring a flashlight. The cost is $10 for the corn maze and transportation plus the cost of dinner at Chick-Fil-A. Yum! We will collect the $10 (cash or check made out to First Christian Church) for the corn maze when you arrive at FCC. We'll meet at the church at 4pm and return around 9:30pm. Questions? Contact Heather at hvance@firstdecatur.org.

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2022-2023 Schedule


Mark your calendar for a fun school year with Student Life! Note that we have Student Life programming every Sunday from 4:30-6pm during the school year unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Questions?


I'd love to hear from you!

HEATHER VANCE 2022
HEATHER VANCE

Pastor of Family Ministries
hvance@firstdecatur.org