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.
9:30 - 10:45am
On Wednesday evenings throughout the school year, we gather for Fusion from 6:30-8:00 PM. 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 PM to hang out with friends, play games, or eat in our Lodge Cafe. At 6:30 PM, 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 PM, students will gather in small groups (by grade and gender) with adult leaders to discuss and apply the message they just heard.
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.
Ministry To Parents
Lakewood has partnered with Ministry to Parents to provide you with FREE parenting resources each month. Just click the link below to see new resources each month including a short parenting class video along with a downloadable resource to help you invest in the spiritual life of your teenagers. You’ll also find Family Experiences, a resource for you to lead your teens in different spiritual milestone experiences from 6th-12th grade. Please let our Staff Team know if you have any questions.
We want to help you parent smarter, not harder, so you can use tools in the moments that are already a part of your family’s life – whether it’s on the go or around the dinner table.
1. Download the Parent Cue app below in the App Store or Google Play Store.
2. Create an account
3. Sync with Lakewood Baptist Church
You’ll then be able to see the latest news, upcoming events, as well as contact info for both our church and family ministries. You’ll also receive great, faith-related content every week as well as simple cues to help you connect with the heart of your teen.
Parents of Teenagers Group
On Sunday mornings, Next Generation Pastor (Jamie Willis) and his wife (Joy) lead a group specifically designed for parents of teenagers. This group meets from 9:30-10:45 AM 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
High School Mission Trip
On April 2-8 2023, a group of high school students from Lakewood Baptist Church will serve the Lord and His people in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Lakewood has had a strong partnership with our friends in Guatemala for many years now. Our team will have the opportunity to share the gospel with both children and adults in local churches and schools. We will also demonstrate the love of Christ in practical ways through meeting the physical needs of people who live in and around the city landfill.
Please click below for the mission trip info and other details.
We’re excited to announce that we are going back to Generate Camp next Summer at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC on July 17-21. You can save $50 off the price of camp if you register during our camp EARLY BIRD sale now through January 30. All you’ll need to register is a $75 deposit. Click below for more information.