First Love Student Ministry

First Love Student Ministry is about growing relationships with Jesus Christ. We want teenagers to have a growing relationship with Christ and to have a place where they can feel loved and accepted. We do these things by providing a ministry with balance. This means providing a balance of fun and fellowship with teaching them about life and God’s plan for them.

Crossover 56

Crossover 56 is a ministry for students in 5th and 6th grade. This is commonly an awkward time in life where students are moving from those elementary school years into middle school. We do our very best to make these transitions as seamless as possible and create an atmosphere where these students can grow in Christ and receive the nurture they need.

Middle School Ministry

Middle school is a time of discovery. For many students these are difficult years and we want to help these young people to discover God’s plan and purpose for their lives. On Wednesday evenings we bring them in with our High School students for an exciting time of Worship. As these students begin to discover God’s plan we begin to allow them to serve and work in other areas of ministry.

High School Ministry

Here at Sonrise we expect a lot from our high school students. Not only do we ask them to be leaders and set an example for our younger students, but also we provide them with opportunities to serve and work. Many of our high school students serve on our worship team on Sunday morning and teach in our children’s ministry as well. We work to help them know what they believe and why they believe it so that they will be prepared for the next step in life.

Weekly Activities


Wednesday Nights are a huge part of the Student ministry here at Sonrise. We meet with all of our students (5th grade thru 12th grade) in the auditorium at 6:30 for First Love Worship. After the music, our 5th and 6th graders move upstairs for a time of Bible study and discipleship. 7th-12th graders are taught by Skeeter in the auditorium.

Small Groups

We also have youth small groups available during the week. These are groups of 5 to 6 students that gather weekly for fellowship, Bible study, prayer and accountability.

Other Youth events throughout the year:

Summer Camp

Student Leadership University

Back To School Retreat

Disciple Now

The Gathering

Mission Trips and Activities

Winter Retreat

Senior Trip