Meeting Students Where They Are At

We believe in meeting students where they are with the same eagerness God has in reaching out to us. Through worship, teaching and small group time, students have fun, explore faith and connect with each other. They are free to ask questions, challenge answers and experience Jesus Christ personally and honestly. New students are welcome at any time during the year! Just visit with one of our welcome volunteers, and they get you registered, show you around and help you get connected.

 

Church Programs for Middle School Students
Westwood Students

Middle School Ministry

Students (grades 6–8)
Middle school can be a difficult and confusing time, so we seek to provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere where students can feel accepted and grow in their relationship with Christ. Middle School Ministry provides students with amazing friendships, unforgettable memories and ways to grow their relationship with God. Students experience student-led worship, hear a relevant message and connect in a small group.

Wednesdays, September 12-May 29, 6:45-8:00pm, Bush Lake Cafe

Contact Student Ministry Associate / Charlie Plump to register.

Wednesdays, September 12-May 29, 6:45-8:00pm, Woodside Room

Registration coming soon!

Middle School Ministry (Sundays)

(grades 6-8)

Students gather as a large group for Bible-based teaching, have free time to get to hang out with their peers and play games, and break out into small groups to ask questions and dive deeper into the learning.

Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Sundays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Westwood Student Ministry - Upper Room
Westwood Students

Upper Room

(grade 8)

This class for eighth and ninth grade students meets twice per month from October-April. They gain a basic understanding of the Christian faith, are challenged in a very personal way to understand what they believe and why and make their faith their own.

Students gain a basic understanding of the Christian faith, are challenged in a very personal way to understand what they believe and why and make their faith their own.

Coming Fall 2019.

Next session starting in 2019.

Church Programs for High School Students
Westwood Students

High School Ministry

Students (grades 9–12)

High School Ministry is designed to help every student know that they are loved and that they matter to God and to us. We have an exciting and engaging large group program every week followed by lots of time in life-changing small groups. Every student is connected into a group led by amazing adult leaders where they can build relationships, ask questions and grow in their faith.

Wednesdays, September 12-May 29, 6:45-8:00pm, Bush Lake Cafe

Contact Student Ministry Associate / Charlie Plump to register.

Wednesdays, September 12–July 31, 7:00–8:30pm

Registration coming soon!

Student Camps, Retreats & Missions (All Campuses)

Camps and retreats give students an opportunity to step outside of their usual routines and surroundings. It is a place to ask good questions, get to know others, worship, reflect and listen to God’s Word.

On mission trips, students will have an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission. We are called to go and make disciples of all nations and extend God’s love and mercy to those in need in our own region.

Colorado: Mission//Adventure Trip (Grade 8)

July 20-July 28, 2019
8th grade students will embark on a nine-day mission and adventure trip to Fraser, Colorado. They will be serving the camp and city around them, adventuring in Colorado, white water rafting, sharing faith stories, experiencing free time in the mountains, and celebrating all God has done this year. Students won’t want to miss serving in powerful ways as God’s hands and feet.
Cost: $899
Contact: Spencer Larsen, 952.224.7302

 

L.A. Mission Trip (Grade 9)

July 8-July 14, 2019
We will be traveling to Los Angeles, California and partnering with the L.A. Dream Center to do homeless ministry. It will be an incredible opportunity. This trip is available for all graduating 9th graders who are part of Upper Room. A $200 deposit is required by 2/17. Please put your student’s name and “LA 2019” in the memo line of the check.
Cost: $1300-1400.00 total; $200.00 deposit; fundraising for the rest
Contact: Matt Velasco, 952.224.7463

 

Middle School Ministry Mission Experience (All Campuses Invited)

Monday, July 8-Thursday 11, 2019
Incoming 6th-8th graders will partner with Cru Inner City for a day camp experience where they will learn and serve those in Minneapolis. We have the opportunity to serve in places like soup kitchens, thrift stores, and food shelves. Each day the students will meet at Westwood Chanhassen at 8:00am, then head downtown. Your student will need to bring a lunch and a water bottle. This will be a great experience for your student and will stretch their minds and hearts to see and participate in the Kingdom of God in a unique way.
Contact:
Bush Lake – Charlie Plump, 952.283.2900
Chanhassen – Spencer Larsen, 952.224.7302
Cost: $100

 

Middle School Summer Camp (Grades 6–8)

August 12-16, 2019
Middle School Ministry is heading to Big Sandy Camp. Incoming 6th-8th grade students and leaders will have a week filled with amazing activities, worship and messages to close out the summer together. Students will not want to miss out on what God will do in them and through them during the week.
Contact:
Bush Lake – Charlie Plump, 952.283.2900
Chanhassen – Spencer Larsen, 952.224.7302
Cost: $369

 

High School Summer Camp (Grades 9-12)

August 9-11, 2019
High School Ministry (incoming grades 9-12) are heading north to Big Sandy Camp. It will be a weekend filled with amazing activities, worship, and messages to close out the summer together. Students will not want to miss out on what God will do in them and through them this weekend.
Contact:
Bush Lake – Charlie Plump, 952.283.2900
Chanhassen – Matt Velasco, 952.224.7463
Cost: $165

Westwood Summer Leadership Program (All Campuses)

June 13-August 18, Schedule Determined After Interview and Selection
This program exists to develop students, ages 16-20, in their leadership skills by investing in their personal learning and development, giving them experience in leading in hands-on ministry opportunities and to celebrate what God is doing in and through them along the way.  Download this PDF for more information or contact Megan Sage, 952-224-7334.

Additional Resources:

Get Connected:


Bush Lake Student Ministry Staff

Mike AshleyMike Ashley - Family Pastor
mike.ashley@westwoodcc.org, 952.283.2903
Charlie PlumpCharlie Plump - Student Ministry Associate
charlie.plump@westwoodcc.org, 952.283.2905

Get Connected:


Chanhassen Student Ministry Staff

Jill FoxJill Fox - Next Gen Ministries - Pastor
jill.fox@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7480
Megan SageMegan Sage - Student Ministry - Pastor
megan.sage@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7334
Spencer LarsenSpencer Larsen - Middle School Ministry - Director
spencer.larsen@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7302
Matt VelascoMatt Velasco - High School Ministry - Director
matt.velasco@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7463
Cheri Whisler - Administrative Assistant
cheri.whisler@westwoodcc.org, 952.224.7466