Welcome to Victory Student Ministries!
We’re committed to providing a place for students (6th – 12th grade) to connect with God, other students, and faithful leaders who are dedicated to seeing students grow closer to Jesus.
Our goal is to help students take the Next Step in their spiritual journey as they follow Christ. We accomplish this by helping them Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. As students take these steps, they will grow closer to God, have great relationships, and learn how to serve and lead in the church. We believe that students who are connected to a life-giving church and healthy relationships can follow Jesus for a lifetime, and they will use their gifts and passions to make an impact on the earth.
Weekly Worship Experiences
Each week Middle School and High School students are invited to be a part of a Weekly Worship Experience, hosted at our Greenfield, Ephrata, and Columbia Locations on Sunday nights from 6:00-7:30P. Students will experience worship, a relevant message from the Word, and an age-specific group break-out time where they will have the opportunity to dive deeper into the message through discussion, ask questions, share prayer requests, and build community with other students. Games, food, and fun will also be incorporated into each of these experiences! Any student from any of our campuses or any school district in the community is welcome at the VSM Worship Experiences!
Outside of Weekly Worship Experiences, the Victory Student Ministry team works to regularly provide students with special events that are aimed at building community and helping students to Know God. Check back often to see what VSM is up to! From summer camps to nights at Skyzone, there are always fun events for students to look forward to.
Pray for Students
Nothing just “happens.” We are believing for BIG things in our student ministry and we know that the more people who are praying for our services, events, students, and leaders, the better. Don’t just drop your students off and go home; make the ride home a prayer meeting. On your way home, pray that God would show up and move mightily in our students’ lives.
Get Them There
Make sure your students are involved in a Group and be a part of a serve team in our weekend services. One great tip is to offer to be a ride for any of their friends that want to come as well. Your help with transportation will be valuable for consistency and stability.
Getting together in Groups is one of the most important things we do here at Victory. Groups provide a connection to authentic discipleship, new friendships, and tons of fun. We believe students will never experience all God has to offer until they connect in life-giving relationships. The relationships developed in Groups will be a source of encouragement, prayer, and support for students throughout the week. Our free market system allows students to pick groups relevant to them. Groups meet once a week in locations throughout Lancaster County, in addition to the Weekly Worship Experience.
We encourage you to share the benefits of joining a Group with your students. We were never meant to go through life on our own. In times of need and times of fun, Groups can be a great source of friendship and support. Being a part of a Group helps them grow in their faith and find a group of friends who are experiencing the same joys and struggles that they are.
Make a Difference
At Victory Student Ministries, we are all about making a difference. Outreach trips are a great way to put faith in action and go make a difference in our local community or another country. When we step out of our comfort zones, God can use new places and experiences to grow our faith and lead us on amazing adventures. We encourage you to consider joining us on our next student outreach trip.
Students can also make a difference by joining a Serve Team and serving at one of our Sunday morning services at any of our campuses, or at the Sunday evening student Worship Experiences. There are many different ways to serve such as being a greeter, getting behind the booth on the Tech Team, setting up an event, hosting a student Group event at your house, or serving in a room with younger kids (just to name a few!). There is a place for you and you have a God-given gift to use! The best way to take the Next Step and find a place to serve is to attend Growth Track!
Partnering with Parents
At Victory Church we don’t just love teenagers, we love their parents and families too! We want you to be a part of this experience. We are believing for BIG things in our Student Ministry and we know that the more people who are praying for our services, events, students, and leaders, the better. On your way home, pray that God would show up and move mightily in our students’ lives.
We organize and attend some of the most amazing and life-changing events, Groups, and activities here at Victory. Truth be told though, not every student who wants to go to the events can, and most of the time the reason is monetary. If you would like to sponsor a student to attend any of our events, feel free to contact us directly. Your support can make a life-changing difference in a student’s life. If you are interested in being a part of the Victory Student Ministry team by serving at our Weekend Experiences, being a Group leader, providing transportation, or any other capacity, we’d love to connect with you!
We would love the chance to answer any questions you may have! Please feel free to reach out anytime!