The acronym SWAP stands for "Students With A Passion". It's our desire to see all of our students in grades 7-12 "swap" an old life living for themselves for a new and passionate relationship with Jesus. Our mission is to build a SWAP Student Community that aligns itself with Jesus Christ. The mission is simple, but following it can be a challenge - especially for teens. But we believe it's possible! Real life change happens when teens are in alignment with Jesus Christ. Choosing to be aligned with Jesus is a choice and can be accomplished by living out three words:
TURN from your old ways and admit that you are a sinner
TRADE your sinful worldly self for an eternal one with Jesus
2 Corinthians 5:17
TRUST that Christ is the Savior of the universe and will never forsake you
WHAT TO EXPECT ON WEDNESDAYS . . .
6:30-8:00 pm | Wednesday Nights
When students arrive, they should enter through Door #1 and head up the stairwell to their immediate right. Upstairs, students will find a warm and friendly atmosphere designed with teens in mind. Students will be checked in by a friendly SWAP volunteer and then they are free to mingle and hang with their peers. They can play some Foosball, ping pong, billiards, a video game or two, or just relax on the couches and have a laugh. Parents can use the SWAP Student Registration form if they are new so we can be ready to expect and greet your student when they arrive.
Come early for dinner at 5:45 pm! Check out the SWAP Shop menu below.
After dinner, students gather in the Sr. High Room for a crowd breaker/ice breaker followed by a time of worship. Worship is something simple we do to encourage students to sing songs to God from the heart. Following some singing, students split into Jr. High age and Sr. High age and will be challenged by a short message from one of the leaders.
After this short teaching time, all students will move into what we call Core Groups. A Core Group is a small group designed for your student to connect with an adult same-gender leader who will love on your student and encourage them in their faith. Core Groups are divided by grade and gender so your student will always be with students of the same age and maturity level. Core Groups do not meet over the summer months.
We believe there is great value in our Core Groups as they provide a time for relationship building, and most importantly, a great setting to dive into the Word of God to see how He desires to be the biggest part of your student’s life - not just now but for all eternity.
THE SWAP SHOP
Open on Wednesday nights for dinner from 5:45-6:30 pm. All are welcome!
$2.50 Full Meal Deal
Also available for sale at the SWAP Shop are smoothies (a variety of flavors), drinks and a ton of different types of snacks!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAYS
9:30-10:30 am | Sunday Mornings
All students in grades 7-12 are invited and encouraged to attend Sunday Morning SWAP as well. Like mentioned above, when students arrive, they should enter through Door #1 and head up the stairwell to their immediate right. Jr. High students will gather in Room 201 for games, icebreakers, and digging into a solid Bible lesson with relevance for their life. Sr. High students will gather in Room 202 to do likewise. It's always a great place to go deeper and connect with the Student Ministry Leadership and one another.
You'll also want to note that Sunday Morning SWAP meets upstairs during the first worship service time frame and then you'll see our SWAP students sitting together in worship for the second service. We love this!