Students

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What does PRiSM mean?

PRiSM is Pulpit Rock Student Ministries. The “i” represents each individual student who makes up this beautiful community, our greatest desire being that they are seen and known and pursuing a relationship with Jesus alongside their friends.

PRiSM 56

 5th and 6th grades

Large Group and Core Groups (Student Center)
Sun @ 10:30 am

PRiSM 78

7th and 8th grades

Student Lounge (Room 108)
Sun @ 10-10:30 am
Large Group and Core Groups (Student Center)

Wed @ 6-8 pm

PRiSM HS

9th - 12th grades

Student Lounge (Room 108)
Sun @ 10-10:30 am
Large Group and Core Groups (Student Center)

Wed @ 6-8 pm

Events

PRiSM 78 Hoedown

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab some boots and a hat! It’s PRiSM 78’s first-ever hoedown! Sat, Sept 28th | 4PM-7PM | Blackforest (Cheryl Collins’ property) $5 covers dinner and all the fun! REGISTER HERE!  

About our student ministry

Our core values are service and community. We believe we find our lives as we give them away to others and that teens won’t feel the whole of their significance until you give them something significant to do.

We place a high value on leadership and service and every teenager is given opportunity to step into these things weekly.

We believe that our parents are the most impactful spiritual influence on their child, so we engage and partner with our parents. We know that teens need other adult influences in their lives, speaking the same truths they hear from their own parents.

We place a high value on community and core groups, believing that if you don’t give space for kids to express their thoughts (and even doubts) about God, they will never make their faith their own. We have an incredible army of adults with big hearts for teens who lead our core groups each week.

What to expect

Our students are an essential part of our church family. On a Sunday morning, you'll find our students all over ... helping out with our littlest kids in the nursery, hanging with our elementary kids in The Grove, serving with the Hospitality team or on stage leading worship.

Our large group program is focused on community building, powerful teaching, worship, fun and games.

Our student core groups are gender/grade specific small groups led by our amazing team of adult volunteers.

If you're new, stop by any Welcome desk in the Student Center or fill out the form below. We look forward to meeting you!

Student Ministry Staff

Suzy Bates

Generations Pastor
Mark Windle

Mark Windle

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries
Molly Windle

Molly Windle

KidsMin Director/ Generations Team Support

Rich Herold

PRiSM Program Director

A New Rhythm for PRiSM Programs

August 29, 2019

Over the past few months, you’ve likely heard us talk about the changes coming to our student programming this fall. Well the time has come. Beginning this Sunday, things will be a bit different around here. Here’s a quick overview of what to expect.

Sports Camp 2019

June 29, 2019

We’ve just wrapped up another year of Sports Camp and it was packed full of sports, fun, singing, dancing, and most of all, Jesus. Spicy Mike and Sweet T even made a surprise comeback! It was a fantastic week. Here’s a quick photo recap.

Sports Camp starts tonight. Would you pray with us?

June 17, 2019

Sports Camp starts tonight and we’d like to invite you to join us in praying for this event and the hundreds who are involved. We have a daily prayer focus and have included some specific prayers Would you join us?

Who do our daughters look up to?

May 2, 2019

One of the things I think about often as a mom is who my kids are looking up to. My kids are at the age where they are extremely susceptible to influences surrounding them. But the thing that seems to speak the loudest is what they observe in kids a few years older than them.

We Are God’s Masterpiece

March 12, 2019

I never grew up hoping to be in student ministry. But here I am, and these girls are fierce. They are deep and have real emotions that shape the way they view themselves, how they view God, and most importantly how they think God views them. I will not sit back and let them be told who they are and live their lives not knowing the truth about their identity.

When it comes to sex, language matters.

March 5, 2019

Parents and the church should be leading the way in conversations about sex, creating safe places for discussion so truth can root down in the hearts of the next generation. Silence is not an option.

Snowbound 2019

January 23, 2019

Last weekend was our middle school winter retreat, Snowbound. Our students dressed as hippies for the annual church-on-church Muck War, tested their courage on the high ropes swing (The Screamer), faced off with multiple inflatable games, consumed huge amounts of food and hot chocolate, learned about King David and worshiped Jesus together.

A Glimpse of PRiSM56

December 6, 2018

PRiSM56 is a beautiful program, where caring adults intentionally enter into the crazy world of tweenagers who are just beginning to step into their identity, self-worth, interests, passions and self-awareness. As a mom of a daughter who will soon be entering the pre-teen world, nothing makes my heart happier than knowing that PRiSM56 is waiting for her.

Thoughts on Thursday Serve Day

November 22, 2018

Mark Windle reflects on thankfulness, the students of Pulpit Rock and year three of something called Thursday Serve Day. Students giving a up day every week of their summer to love, play with and bring free lunch to neighborhood kids around Mitchell High school.

Ten hours of crazytown? I’m in.

October 23, 2018

Ten hours, eight leaders, four vans, forty 5th and 6th graders. Even with the oscillating attitudes of the puberty stricken children and the smell of pungent youngsters, it had been SO worth it. Because these 11-12 year olds are going through some of the most difficult years of their life. And I want to be a part of that.