We believe God wants the foundation of our student ministry to be relationships. To build and nurture these relationships, we regularly provide unique environments for students to connect with each other and their small group leaders. We also provide unique environments for parents to connect with your student and his/her small group leader and pastor.
The values of our Student Ministry — both our Middle School Ministry (MSM) and our High School Ministry (HSM) — are: biblical teaching, relationships, partnering with parents, and safe environments. You’ll see these throughout everything we do.
Partnering with Parents
As your student transitions from adolescence into adulthood, we want to partner with you and equip you to lead at home. We do this through our annual Father/Teen Ranch Weekend, Parent Meetings, experience Life at Home resources, and Weekly Parent emails.
MSM LifeGroups: Sundays 5–6:15 p.m.
HSM LifeGroups: Sundays 5:30–6:45 p.m.
The small group focus at our Frisco campus is done in a LifeGroup setting. We know students love to hang out in a living room and eat junk food together. Add in Bible study and intentional relationships and you’ve got biblical community! Although each LifeGroup may look a little different, you’ll always find biblical teaching and a safe place for students to ask any question they may have.
Student ministry wouldn’t be the same without corporate worship. We do this three times a semester. We call it GLOW, reminding students Christ has called them to be lights in a dark place (Matt 5:14-16).
Each summer, we send students and leaders around the hemisphere to participate in God's work. We believe that when students get away from their normal surroundings and become involved in his kingdom, they grow rapidly. Over five months of training and relationship building is spent in preparation for each journey. Lasting friendships are made, lives are changed, ministries are supported, and God is glorified.
At Bent Tree, we are intentional with our students on every project we undertake. We train our staff to develop our students, and we only partner with organizations that do the same.