What is Creekside Student Ministries?
Our ministry exists to come alongside families (the primary disciplers of each student) in line with the Creekside and Family Ministry heart to make disciples. We do this by partnering with adult mentors to equip and encourage students toward deeper spiritual growth and authentically living out their faith in response to the gospel. We see this done through commitment to learning from God's word, gathering in fellowship, prayer, celebrating communion, and a life of worship and service (corporately & individually) to impact the culture we live in for God's glory. This is accomplished in a welcoming and spiritually challenging environment that strives to build Christ honoring and faith encouraging fellowship among students in order to ultimately help each of them take their next step with Jesus.
Our Ministry Programs
We seek to help students learn what it means to love God with their whole hearts & build their faith through worship and response to scripture. It is our prayer that students learn the importance of the church as a believer and how to be a part of a church community.
9:00 & 10:45 am
Junior High Room (Bunker -E108)
Students gather for an intentional time of fellowship with peers and leaders in a small group bible study setting where they will learn about all aspects of God's character and faithfulness through a chronological study of the Bible
High School Room (Loft E205)
Join us for a morning of fellowship and study of God's word as we are looking at the overall story of Scripture, from creation to restoration, through the lens of the Gospel. This is a great time to dive deeper in God's word and then join the congregation in worship during the 10:45am gathering.
The Lounge (E105)
in the Education Building
We gather with students weekly in LifeGroups where they can foster relationships with others, participate in group discussions, and strengthen spiritual disciplines. This is a great environment for students to get plugged in to a community and learn more about Jesus.
Students will join small groups of their grades to discuss questions based on different passages in the Bible and the Sunday sermon. Our LifeGroup leaders follow one class through each grade, providing mentorship and consistent discipleship in the lives of students during junior high and high school. To check out our scheduled programming, check out our calendars HERE.
If you are new to our ministry, please fill out our Student Ministry Participation Agreement Form*. You may email it to email@example.com or turn it in when you arrive to a ministry event.
*only one form is needed per student until they reach 18
Student Ministries Staff
Andrew began attending and joined Creekside staff at the end of August in 2020, in the middle of our Covid year. After having gone to church since he was 6 years old and wearing out a lot of children’s workers and youth workers, he accepted Christ when he was 13 years old, just as he was going into high school. Before joining Creekside, he worked for two years as a Christian high school teacher and then as a global Outreach Coordinator. Andrew was born in San Francisco and grew up in the East Bay. He loves music (both listening to it and making it), films/movies, hiking, photography and videography, traveling (internationally, or even just a good road trip), and reading. Andrew is a huge Lord of the Rings fan, and also a Potterhead and a Star Wars geek. His life verse is:
· Acts 20:24 – But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Karen began attending Creekside and joined our staff in 2019. She accepted Christ when she was about 8 and started in full time ministry in 2003. A native Sacramentian, the farthest she has moved was 30 miles to Elk Grove. Karen enjoys Jeeping, the outdoors, photography and her dog ‘Spunk.’ Karen’s favorite verse is:
· Psalm 46:10 – Be Still and Know that He is God.
Nathan began attending Creekside in 2016 in during his first year of High school. He joined staff in spring of 2022. Nathan accepted Christ at the age of 9. He grew up in Elk Grove but once lived in Liberia for 6 months with his family on a long term mission trip. Some of Nathan’s favorite things volleyball and weight lifting. His favorite verse is Matthew 22:37-40
· Matthew 22:37-40: Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”