Our Student Ministry exists to help students LIVE for God, LOVE the church and LEAD others to Christ.
Who We Are
We are the student ministry of Lakewood Baptist Church: a ministry to middle and high school students and parents. On Sundays and Wednesdays, we gather in The Lodge, our student ministry facility, to help students LIVE for God (worship), LOVE the church (community) and LEAD others to Christ (mission). Through partnering with parents, our desire is to see students: own their faith and grow through spiritual disciplines, have a biblical worldview and a global perspective, know and use their spiritual gifts to serve others, be involved in God’s mission of sharing the gospel and making disciples, be involved in an authentic Christian community through a local church.
The Lodge is our two-story Student Ministry space located on the back side of the church campus. The Lodge has two large worship auditoriums for both Middle School and High School, as well as meeting spaces for small groups.
THE LODGE CAFE
Students can purchase food and drinks from The Lodge Café on Wednesday Nights and Sunday Mornings. You can open an account, or pay with cash/card. Click the link below to add funds to a student’s Lodge Cafe account.
Note: It will take up to 24 hours before funds will be posted to your student’s account.
On Wednesday evenings throughout the school year, we gather for Fusion from 6:30-8:00pm. Fusion is a worship experience for students with a live band (led by students and adults) and relevant teaching from God’s Word by one of our student ministry staff. Lodge doors open for all students at 5:30 to hang out with friends, play games or eat in our Lodge Cafe. At 6:30, middle school students will worship together in the Upper Lodge Auditorium while high school students will worship together in the Lower Lodge Auditorium. At 7:30, students will gather in small groups (by grade and gender) with adult leaders to discuss and apply the message they just heard.
9:30 - 10:45am
Connecting and Supporting Parents of Students
Overview of Parent Ministry
We believe that parents are called to be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids (see Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Ephesians 6:4). Our role in church is to come alongside parents and support you in this incredible responsibility by reinforcing the truths you are teaching in your home. In addition to what we do with students at Fusion and Fusion Groups, we support parents through training, resources and parent seminars to better equip you in your God-given role with your kids. Please be sure to contact us about being added to our Parent E-mail list to keep up with these opportunities and upcoming student ministry events.
As parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their kids, we want to set you up well to discuss spiritual truth in your home. Use the links below to view some resources that can help you have some brief family devotion time with your teens.
As parents are the primary spiritual leaders for their kids, we want to set you up well to discuss spiritual truth in your home. Click the link below to see a summary of what we’re learning in Fusion Groups on Sunday mornings along with a key verse and discussion questions. We encourage you to use these downloadable discussion guides for a “Table Talk” or brief family devotion time with your teens.
Parents of Teenagers Group
On Sunday mornings, Student Pastor (Jamie Willis) and his wife (Joy) lead a group specifically designed for parents of teenagers. This group meets from 9:30-10:45am in The Lodge upper auditorium, while students meet with their leaders in Fusion Groups. The vision of this group is to be a community of parents who support, encourage and equip one another to be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids. We spend time in different Bible studies and topics that relate to parenting during this life-stage. It’s a discussion-oriented format (not a lecture) and includes time to connect with other adults and pray for our kids. There’s also free coffee!
See what's coming up
Be Weekend is January 29-30 and will be at North Georgia Christian Camp in Clarkesville, GA. Be Weekend is a two day retreat for high school girls to unplug and spend time with their Heavenly Father while growing in genuine community with one another. This year the theme is Be Still from Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Registration is now closed. See the FAQ’s below if you have any questions or contact MaryBeth.
United WKND is an event for middle and high school students that takes place at Lakewood Baptist Church on March 4-6. We will gather with students from other churches in the area to worship the Lord together and grow deeper in community with one another. This year at United WKND, we will focus on the theme of IDENTITY and our speaker is Rechab Gray and worship will be led by Lauren Lee.
Registration is now open. Early Bird cost is $60 through February 2, then price goes up to $75 until registration closes on February 16. CLICK HERE to register or to get more information.
High School Mission Trip
Summer Camp 2022
Summer Camp 2022 will be July 19-23, 2022. We’re headed back to Generate Camp at Covenant College. Also, you can save $50 off the final price of camp ($375) if you register with a $75 deposit during the EARLY BIRD SALE December 9 – January 30. Cost will be $325 if you register during the Early Bird Sale. Juniors and Seniors can also apply to serve on the Lead Team (cost is $150). Visit our Summer Camp Website to register or for more information.