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 is to glorify God by growing Christians and spreading the Gospel.

Caleb Wilcke, Director of Student Ministries

Caleb Wilcke is from Hernando, MS, and the son of Rev. Clint Wilcke. Caleb’s undergraduate is from Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies, accredited by Lancaster Bible College. In 2019 he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Currently, Caleb has enrolled at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. He has worked as a youth staff member since 2017. Caleb has worked at First Presbyterian Hattiesburg, Christ Pres Olive Branch, and Madison Heights Church. Caleb married Molly Hertel, a long-time member of First Pres Meridian, in February of 2020, and they have been doing youth ministry together ever since.

Caleb Wilcke
Caleb WilckeDirector 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.

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 9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Location: Student Ministry Building 2nd Floor

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

Location: Student Ministry Center

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, the high school students bring their food up from the Fellowship Hall to the Student Ministry Center and enjoy a meal together.

Time: Dinner starts @ 5:15 p.m. Class starts @ 5:45 p.m.

Location: Student Ministry Center

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 9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Location: Student Ministry Building 2nd Floor

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

Location: Student Ministry Center

Wednesday 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 grab their meal from the Fellowship Hall and bring it to the Student Ministry Center, where they enjoy a meal together.

Time: Dinner starts @ 5:15 p.m. Class starts @ 5:45 p.m.

Location: Student Ministry Center

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