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Frequently Asked Questions - Students

What is small group?

Small groups provide the fuel that drives students to make good choices during the week. Ideally led by two adult leaders, each small group includes students from the same school grade and gender. Students enjoy getting together outside of church with their Small Group Leaders and small groups for community service, personal/spiritual growth, and additional fun. Our goal is that each small group remains together for the duration of middle school and/or high school. On occasion, a group that grows too large will be multiplied to keep relationships personal. But don’t worry—friends and former leaders are always around!

What does a Sunday look like?

Students will gather in "The Attic" upstairs at RockPoint at 11:15 am. Most weeks students can expect a fun time to hang out with friends, enjoy worshipping with a live band, a biblical message, and a time for small groups. High school students also have the option to hang out after small group time for lunch that will either be at a nearby fast food restaurant or at church.

Can a parent be a small group leader?

Becoming a small group leader is a fun and exciting way to stay engaged with your own middle school student. We absolutely encourage parents to become small group leaders—and, with our rapidly expanding student ranks, we need you—but we do not permit parents to lead their own children. Some students need more space than others and are far more likely to be candid in small group discussions when parents are not present. We’ll help find the best fit for you, as well as the right place to maximize your student’s experience.

How is my student's small group leader chosen?

Small group leaders volunteer to participate and then go through an interview/approval process before being selected to lead students. We group all students by school grade and gender.

Can my student bring a friend?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We’re thrilled when your student is excited to share what he or she is experiencing at church. 

What about baptism for students?

We love getting to baptize students celebrating their decision and encouraging them in their walk with Christ! If your student is interested, please email [email protected] for more information.