Our middle school ministry includes students in 6th – 8th grade. While many adults refer to middle school students with words like: freaks, geeks, weirdos, and pre-pubescent; we tend to actually agree with those. However, we also believe that they are pretty awesome! At SSM Irvine, our team of adult leaders give freely of their time to spend it with middle schoolers… they are some of our favorite people on the planet!
During the early teenage years, studies show that 12-14 year olds are going through more changes (physically, emotionally, psychologically, etc.) than at any other time in their life – with the one exception of birth to 2 years old. Between voice changes, facial hair growth, pimples, and the overnight necessities of extreme amounts of deodorant, it’s no wonder they are so squirrelly, goofy, confusing, irritable, and irritating!
But SSM is here! We want to help your junior high school student connect to other students through various events, our weekend services, life groups, summer camps, serve trips, etc.
Our weekend services exist to shatter the stereotype that church is boring! All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join us at one of our two services each Sunday for an energetic time of fun, laughter, learning, and worshiping God.
We realize that coming into an unfamiliar church environment can be scary and intimidating. If you’re new, Angela Scott – our Junior High Director would love to connect you with one of our JHM staff before you show up on the weekend. Feel free to give one of us an call or email and let her know you’re coming.