Middle School Ministry
Middle School can be a confusing time in life. During these years students are searching for identity and it is our goal to help them grow their identity in Christ. We believe that through age-appropriate speakers, heartfelt life group discussions, engaging worship, and High-energy games—students explore their relationship with Jesus and how they can build their identity in Him. We want every student to:
- Know that Jesus will never stop loving them.
- Realize the church is a safe place to go with their questions.
- Feel that we were made to live in community with other believers.
- Live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.
Middle School Respond meets on Sunday mornings at 11:00am at both the Shiloh and O'Fallon Campuses. When God speaks, we respond. MS Respond is a next level opportunity for our students to dig into challenging issues of faith. Respond classes will provide opportunities to grow at different levels and wrestle their personal faith with their peers.
Middle School Reach is a venue that students can feel excited about connecting to Jesus. We strive for our programs and our students to be intentional about using their gifts to tell their friends about how Jesus has changed their lives. MS Reach helps students to reach their friends as they reach for Jesus.
MS Reach meets on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm at the O'Fallon Campus and on Wednesdays at 6:15 at the Shiloh Campus.
Middle School Relate helps students do life together. When we talk about MS Relate we are speaking of an inviting community. In Relate Groups, students will be connected with peers of their age and gender. They will explore the truths of God, share in personal victories, and have a ton of fun talking about life.
Patrick is originally from Derby, Kansas. He graduated from Ozark Christian College in 2009. Patrick joined the Cornerstone Staff in November of 2016 as the Middle School and Family Pastor. He and his wife Lauren have a wonderful little girl named Lyla. On weekends you can find Patrick greeting people at Family Central or teaching Middle School students.