Student Ministry


We exist to enjoy the Lord in engaging the whole person with the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ: Anywhere, Anytime, with Anybody.

For Student Ministry, this means seeing and loving students the way Jesus calls us to love as we seek and love him. It is through devotion to our Jesus and the leading of Holy Spirit that we share with students the power of the Gospel because it is the Gospel that awakens souls, convicts hearts, and transforms lives. It is because loving the Lord is the most important that we minister to students through three compulsions.

Believing:

We believe it is the power of the Gospel that saves and transforms lives. We were once a people who did not receive mercy but now have received mercy because of Jesus and now, we have been adopted as sons and daughters, holy people, who can cry “Abba, Father” and are empowered by Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is our source for knowledge and wisdom on the true story of God and all of creation and reveals God’s abounding faithful love for His children.

Belonging:

Biblical community looks like the family of God who consistently and lovingly experience the presence of God together. Jesus said that it is by our unity and oneness that the world would know that he was sent by the Father. Therefore, it is through abiding in Jesus that we bind together in love, mercy, grace, and humility as we enjoy the Lord together.

Being:

We are all made in the image of God and God’s great work in the world is through the preaching of Christ and Christ crucified and through the demonstration of the power of Holy Spirit. We serve the Lord acceptably in reverence and awe as we worship Him, as we practice rhythms of rest and renewal with Him, and as we walk with Him in the world, having Gospel conversations and loving our neighbors through service and hospitality.

 

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Harpeth Heights Students

Wednesdays | Student Sanctuary | 6:30 PM – 8 PM

This is our weekly gathering for all students, during the school year.  Students will have the opportunity to hangout, worship, hear Scripture, and dive deeper in community together in LIFE Groups.

Community Conversations

We desire to provide a safe space for honest questions and transformative conversation. In Mark 9, Scripture says that the disciples were afraid to ask Jesus what he meant by his death and resurrection.  We want to affirm students and student leaders that this is a space that Holy Spirit is continuing to conform us into the image of Jesus. It is not only healthy to ask questions; it is a display of faithfulness. Because of this, the beginning of every month will be a Community Conversation where we will have a panel of people speaking into the sermon topic of the month. Students and student leaders will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the panel.

SOMA

We want to cultivate a space of holy and rightly oriented worship where our students and student leaders see that they are one and enjoy the presence of God. Hebrews 12 and 13 speak to serving God acceptably, with reverence and awe, as well as continuing to love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ. This worship is what pleases the Lord. Because of this, the end of every month will be a SOMA night where we attempt to worship the Lord as one student body and remember that it is because of the body of Jesus being broken for us that we are able to love one another like him – being broken open in love and compassion for each other.

Sundays | Student Sanctuary | 9:15 AM

Students gather together for a time of student and student leader led praise and devotion. Afterwards, they will go to LIFE Groups to dive deeper into the devotion that was discussed.

Special Events

We believe that genuine friendship and fellowship impacts the heart of ministry. We aspire to have special events where friendships are molded, and fellowship create harmony. Because of our love for Jesus, we will provide nights for community engagement so that healthy relationships are formed and wandering students come to know our Jesus.

Catalyst Events

We will have events that are with the other student ministries that are with our family of churches. These events most of the time will include retreats, camps, and mission journeys.