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There's a lot going on in Cornerstone's Student Ministries. Keep checking back often to see what's up!

Student Ministry Events and Trips

Break Every Chain

Breaking the Chains of Injustice!

Cornerstone’s middle school students are going without food for 30-hours! They're raising awareness and donations that will be given to organizations that break the chains of injustice around the world.

The 30-Hour Fast: Break Every Chain is happening March 22-23 at the 84th St. Campus. Students, we begin our fast on Friday, then join together at 7pm Friday through Saturday for fun, community projects, games and worship. You'll also learn more about the global crisis of injustice (racial inequality, human trafficking, gender inequality, etc.).

We'll break our fast by eating together late Saturday afternoon, then we'll go as a group to the worship service at 6pm. Invite your friends to join you, register, gather donations, and let's have an awesome time while impacting the world!

A Parent Permission Form must be on file for each student participating. A copy is on this page, and will also be attached to the registration form.

Student Sign-Up


High school students and Adults: We can support our middle school students by volunteering for part, or all of the Fast. Drivers are needed for community service projects during this event.

I/We Will Volunteer!


You can support our students participating in the 30-Hour Fast by making a donation. All funds will be donated to organizations fighting social injustice around the world! Donations are tax-deductible.

I Want to Donate!

Never The Same Camp (NTS)

Never The Same (NTS) Camp

Attention current 7th grade - HS students! Join us this summer at Never The Same Camp (NTS) as we learn what it means to move from comfortable with conformity, to freedom from bondage. God’s movement can be experienced in two parts: His action and our reaction. It's all happening June 16-20, 2019!

More Details / Register Here

Workcamp 2019

Come With Us to Hurrincane, West Virginia!

July 7-13, we’ll be serving neighbors in Hurricane, West Virginia who need home repairs: painting, wheelchair ramp-building, roofing, and more. This mission trip is more than helping to fix homes – it’s offering people kindness and hope, building relationships, and doing what Jesus said to do: love and serve! This trip is for both middle and high school students.

Learn more about Reach Workcamp. It's the organization hosting our team!

Watch this to get an idea of what this mission trip is all about!

Space is limited: there are only 30 open spots! Registration closes on April 30, 2019.

Cost: $300 (includes $50 non-refundable deposit)
Need: Parent Permission Form on file
Training Date: TBD
More information to come once you register!

More Info / Sign Up

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:

Student Ministry Events

  • 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. 

Summer Camps/Mission Trips

  • 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.

Download a Printable Calendar of all fall Student Ministry Events.

High School Team Lead

Meagan Mastenbrook
Meagan Mastenbrook

P 616.698.3170 ext. 1001
Email Meagan

Student Ministries Assistant

Lauren Kimes
Lauren Kimes

P 616.698.3170
Email Lauren

Director of Family Ministries

Betsy Marvin
Betsy Marvin

P 616.698.3170 ext. 1004
Email Betsy