Student Ministry Events and Trips
There's a lot going on this summer, and we can't wait to share it all with you! Take a look at the PDF below!
CSM Summer Calendar
Middle School Opossum Trip!
Middle School what?! The Opossum Trip is an outing where the destination is a mystery – only the leaders (and parents) will know! It’s happening Saturday, August 10, 9:30am-9:30pm. All incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade students are invited! We start and end at the 84th St. Campus, and we’ll be driving the church vans. $35/student covers everything, including lunch and dinner. There's a packing list below of the things students need to bring.
Sign up deadline is August 3, so sign your student up now to be sure there'll be a seat for them. This is gonna be a full, fun, awesome day!
- Appropriate Bathing Suit (Girls: One piece, no cut-outs; Guys: Shirt and swim shorts)
- One Bunch of Bananas
- Winter Hat
- Shoes for Walking
- Thick, Insulated Socks
- Weather-appropriate Clothing
- Change of Weather-appropriate Clothing
- Water Bottle
My Son/Daughter is IN!
Ongoing Activities Throughout the Year
Cornerstone Student Ministry has fun stuff going on all year long! Just take a look at some of these activities:
- Team Comps
Held in September as a kick off to Student Ministry, it's high energy competitions between grades to win bragging rights for the rest of the year! It's our most popular event, and a great way to meet new people.
- Middle and High School Winter Retreat
During February or March, we head to a local camp where we get to spend a weekend laughing, growing, and making memories together. We focus on relationship-building, spiritual growth, deeper teaching in God's Word, amazing worship and LOTS of time having fun!
- March Madness
High energy competition all during March between MS&HS students, raising money for a good cause. It’s a great time to bring a friend!
- 30-Hour Fast
Middle schoolers fasting for 30 hours? Sounds totally crazy and impossible – but God uses that time to show up in dynamic ways! Each year (usually toward the end of March) we fast for a cause. We get together Friday night through Saturday for fun, games, doing service projects, and learning more about whichever charity we’re raising money for. We end our fast by eating together late Saturday afternoon, then going to the 6pm service together!
- Red Carpet Night
For both Middle and High School students, this event is our end of the year celebration. It's semi-formal, and is a great evening of food, sharing memories from our year, and sending off our graduating class of Seniors. Red Carpet Night is held the Sunday before Mother's Day.
- Never The Same Camp
For students in 7th grade, up through high school. NTS is usually held during June or July, from Sunday to Thursday at Indiana Wesleyan University. It’s an incredible time of groups, team competitions, amazing worship and great teaching! Cost Range: $335-380.
- HS Workcamp
Usually during June or July for one week, Sunday to Saturday. Traveling to a town outside of Grand Rapids, we work in teams doing small home repair jobs that can include: interior or exterior painting, handicap ramp building, roofing, and more!
- Mexico Mission Trip
For High School Juniors and Seniors, this is a great opportunity to show God's love in the Mexican community of Acuna over Christmas Break! We serve alongside a local pastor, sharing the news of Jesus and the Gospel through children's, sports and women's ministries. We also share a daily afternoon message for the community. Registration opens in August with 35 spots for students, and 10 adult leaders. Cost varies due to flight pricing.