WHAT IS RIPPLE EFFECT
Ripple Effect is Port City Community Church’s high school ministry. We don’t believe teenagers are the future of the church – we believe they ARE the church! Our goal is to reach students and partner with their families to help them walk with God and impact their world. In Ripple Effect we aim to help students realize who God is, who He created them to be, how they can further their relationship with Him and how they can impact the culture around them.
WHAT WE VALUE
We give students the opportunity to be challenged in their faith with the people that they go to school with. Every Sunday night students go to a group specific to their grade to take part in relationship, worship, encouraging messages as well as small group conversations. All of this is done in an environment that is thought through with high schoolers in mind. We want them to take ownership of the ministry and make it their own. In this context we address issues and questions facing high school students and give them the foundation they need to move into the next phase of life with confidence and compassion.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Ripple Effect is a ministry with two different expressions. The first expression is called REgroups. On these nights (the last three weeks of the month) students meet in medium sized groups all over the city, specific to their grade. The hope of these groups is to give students a small church experience in the life of Port City Community Church. We want students to know what it is like to walk into a room where they are known personally and loved deeply. This smaller, more intimate environment gives them a chance to create their own space in ways they can’t in large group settings. They have time to hang out, worship, hear a teaching, and have discussions about real life issues and how their faith plays out. This is a great way for students to grow in their walk with the people that they see every day.
The second part happens the first week out of the month— we call them RE Nights. All of our REgroups gather together at the church for a worship service that your student will not want to miss. There is time to hang out, worship, and be challenged by a message that prepares them for the coming series. It is an opportunity for the whole ministry to be together and celebrate what God is doing in the lives of high school students. Take a look at the calendar above for more specifics and details.
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Sundays during the school year
[6:30 PM – 8:30 PM]