Lent Family Experience starts March 2nd!
Highrock Online's Lent Family Experience is designed to help you and your children (young children through teenagers) celebrate and engage daily with the themes of Lent. Similar to an advent calendar at Christmas, the Lent Family Experience aims to make your family’s celebration of Easter richer because you have spent the preceding 40 days preparing for its arrival, beginning with Ash Wednesday. If you have any questions please reach out to Jill Swilling, Family Ministry Assistant, at email@example.com
Middle School Ministry
Our goal is for students to discover that they are known and loved by God. We create safe, fun environments where students can deepen their understanding of God, explore who God created them to be, connect with their peers, and learn about the church and their role in it.
The middle school years are full of excitement and change as students transition to adolescence. Our ministry partners with parents in navigating the twists and turns of preteen development by providing helpful resources throughout the year.
Read more about Highrock's Middle School ministry philosophy below or view the printer-friendly version.
Weekly Meetings and Small Groups
Small groups are organized thoughtfully, taking into consideration relationship dynamics, maturity, and life-stage and the groups are split boy-girl. Each small group is led by a Small Group Leader who is either an adult, college student, or high schooler (10th Grade & up). In fact, we're moving in the direction of creating "Small Group Teams" where each small group is led by a team of leaders that includes adults, college students, and high schoolers.
Aside from our weekly meetings from 3:00-5:00pm on Sundays during the school year, we also run several special events throughout the year for our students to have fun and build relationships. Some examples from past years include renting out facilities for game nights and having cross-campus experiences with the other Highrock churches for retreats and service trips.
In partnership with Highrock Online we offer online forums for middle school students and parents/guardians on various topics such as mental health, sexuality, technology, spiritual conversations with your teens, and more throughout the year using Facebook or YouTube Live.
Parents are invited to join our Facebook Community to connect with one another through dialogue, explore relevant and helpful content, and engage in discipleship together as a community of parents.
Parents/Guardians play a vital role! And at Highrock we are committed to supporting you, too. We partner with parents/guardians through our Milestones program (Learn more at Highrock Online.) At each of your child’s key transitions and spiritual milestones, we offer resources, instruction, and support in raising a Jesus-loving generation.
For families with students experiencing disability, we encourage you to explore the AccessAbility Community Group, which is dedicated to including and supporting those experiencing disability and their families in the full life of the church.
Parents/Guardians, as your child(ren)'s biggest influence, you are encouraged to follow along with what your middle schoolers are learning: continue those conversations at home, encourage your middle schoolers in their discipleship journey, and share your own faith journey with them so that you can grow together.
For more information or if you're interested in learning more about or serving with the Middle School Ministry at Highrock Metrowest, please connect with our Director of Middle School Ministries, Michael Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org.