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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

Middle School Winter Retreat

Middle School Winter Retreat

Friday January 25 - January 27, 2019

We’re heading to Grace Adventures! Join us for sledding, horseback riding, rock climbing, lots of fun, food, and so much more!


Register by December 31: $100/student
Register January 1-11: $114/student

Registration & Payment Deadline: Friday, January 11.

Early Registration (Ends Dec. 31)

Late Registration (Ends Jan. 11)

Leader Registration (Ends Jan. 11)

Important Notes:

  • In your confirmation email, you’ll receive a link to the Grace Adventures registration page. Be sure you complete that registration as well to reserve your spot!
  • A current Parent Permission Form is required. If you don't already have one on file for 2018-19, please download, complete, scan and upload this form. You can also turn a completed form to Lauren Kimes at church.

You’ll be getting more details on the Winter Retreat soon! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Lauren Kimes, Cornerstone Student Ministries Assistant: or 616.698.3170.

Mexico Mission Trip

High School Mexico Mission Trip

December 27, 2018-January 3, 2019

Each year for the past 20 years, Cornerstone Student Ministries has taken a group of high school juniors and seniors on a mission trip to Mexico. This trip has been life-altering for many of them as they serve Jesus in a way they may not have ever done before!

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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