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Student Ministries 2017-04-10T17:17:03+00:00

Students’ Ministries

Our student ministries are rooted in highly relational and deeply spiritual gatherings within an inclusive community. Every week we have a ton going on for middle and high school students—we love developing relationships with them, having fun, and teaching about the transforming power of Jesus Christ. We also host special events all throughout the year to give students opportunities to grow spiritually, practice their faith and truly find a place within our community.

Our Mission Statement reveals this vision, “By God’s grace, to know and love students in proclaiming Christ, so that they may be brought into the Body of Christ, nurtured in a relationship with Christ, and equipped to serve in the name of Christ, forming lifetime followers of Christ and His church.”

If you’re new around here, please don’t hesitate to connect with our leaders. We’re thrilled you’re here and would love to get to know you.

Chip Cowsert, Director of Student Ministries

Chip Cowsert is a native Virginian who grew up playing soccer, basketball, and loving the Washington Redskins. He began following Jesus late in college through the influence of a rugby teammate at Virginia Tech. After graduating in 2009, he joined the staff team of Campus Outreach Lynchburg, the college ministry of Rivermont EPC in Virginia. Chip spent seven years investing in staff and students at Virginia Tech, Radford University, and Lynchburg college. Chip is passionate about teaching the Scriptures and developing young people.

Chip married his wife Katie in 2012 and they now have a daughter, Lottie, and a son, Charlie. Chip enjoys running, reading, playing with his kids, breakfast food, being a weekend warrior, and watching intense crime shows with Katie.

Chip Cowsert
Chip CowsertDirector of Student Ministries

High School Events

All of our events are designed to reflect our core values; specifically to be an inclusive community that serves others, to communicate Christ’s love and significance to each student, and to grow in grace and be transformed by prayer and God’s word.

Student Ministries

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning

This is a small group gathering that centers on discussion. The purpose is to challenge students to a deeper understanding of God and His word.

Time: Before our Sunday Service from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: Bible Drill Room on the second floor above the chapel

Sunday Night

We like to have fun. It’s a crazy night of community, games, and discussion. We start with a meal together, so come hungry. Thank you, parents. for your great cooking!

Time: 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Youth Game Room upstairs

Wednesday Night

This happens during our church’s fellowship night. We take time to study God’s word more intensely and allow students to discuss the relevance of God to their everyday lives. Before the lesson, High School students enjoy eating together.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Location: Meal: Game Room upstairs; lesson, Green Room upstairs

Special Events

We are doing all sorts of things. Yes, we like to have fun. We like going to movies and concerts. We also like to serve and reach out to serve the Lord. Serving at the Playground for Jesus during the summer is a highlight. Lastly, we like to focus on our spiritual walk by having special nights of worship or quietness retreats. We love spending time together. So, plug in to find out what we’re doing next. Or check out our online calendar.

High School End of Year Event

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

RYM High School Florida

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm

Middle School Events 

All of our events are designed to reflect our core values; specifically, to be an inclusive community that serves others, to communicate Christ’s love and significance to each student, and to grow in grace and be transformed by prayer and God’s word.

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning

This is a small group gathering that centers on discussion. The purpose is to challenge students to a deeper understanding of God and His word.

Time: Before our Sunday Service from 9:15 to 10:00.

Location: Educational Wing Classroom

Sunday Night

We take time to study God’s word more intensely and allow students to discuss the relevance of God to their everyday lives. Before the lesson, Middle School students enjoy eating together.

Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Location: Meal: Supply Room; lesson, Red Room upstairs

Wednesday Night

We like to have fun. It’s a crazy night of community, games, and discussion. We start with a meal together, so come hungry. Thank you, parents, for your great cooking!

Time: 5:00 – 6:10 p.m.
Location: Youth Game Room upstairs.

Special Events

We are doing all sorts of things. Yes, we like to have fun. We like going to movies and concerts. We also like to serve and reach out to serve the Lord. Serving at the Playground for Jesus during the summer is a highlight. Lastly, we like to focus on our spiritual walk by having special nights of worship or quietness retreats. We love spending time together. So, plug in to find out what we’re doing next. Or check out our online calendar.

Middle School End of Year Event

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

RYM Middle School Florida

June 26 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

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