Students

Grades 6-12

We Bring. We Stir. We Equip. We Send.

NXT Junior High

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Sundays

We will study various topics including evangelism, basic apologetics, and discipleship through teaching and small group discussion.

  • 11a-12p (Downstairs Student Lounge)

Wednesdays

Beginning September 11, 2019, we take time each week at the Southwest Christian High School (Cafeteria, enter through door 1) to hang out, have some fun, eat a meal, and study the Bible. Guest speakers often share what Jesus has done in their lives, and other students speak of what God is doing in them and their schools.

  • 6p-6:30p | Free meal and time to hang out with friends
    • Meet people if you're new!
  • 6:30p-6:50p | Announcements and Games
  • 6:50p-7:10p | Worship
  • 7:10p-7:45p | Teaching and Prayer
  • 7:45p-8:15p | Wrap-up and dismissal

Sundays

Join us as we study various topics including evangelism, basic apologetics, and discipleship through teaching and small group discussion.

  • 10:40a-11a | Welcome, announcements, sometimes eat donuts
  • 11a-11:20a | Games and teaching
  • 11:20a-12a | Small Groups
    • Grade and gender-specific; open year-round

Wednesdays

We take time each week to hang out, have some fun, eat a meal, and study the Bible. Guest speakers often share what Jesus has done in their lives, and other students speak of what God is doing in them and their schools.

  • 6p-6:30p | Free meal and time to hang out with friends
    • Meet people if you're new!
  • 6:30p-6:50p | Announcements and Games
  • 6:50p-7:10p | Worship
  • 7:10p-7:45p | Teaching and Prayer
  • 7:45p-8p | Wrap-up and dismissal

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NXT Senior High

Wednesday Nights

(Sep 11, 2019 - Jun 3, 2020) NXT takes place in the Cafeteria at Southwest Christian High School. Enter at Door 2, and be prepared for a great night! NXT runs from 6p-8:15p and includes a free meal, authentic worship, games, biblical teaching, and small groups. Small groups are open to new students year-round, so feel free to join us anytime!

Wednesday Nights

(Sep 11, 2019 - Jun 3, 2020) NXT takes place in The Underground (Room 023) at Grace Church Eden Prairie. Enter at Door 1, and be prepared for a great night! NXT runs from 6p-8:15p and includes a free dinner, authentic worship, engaging biblical teaching, and relational small groups. Small groups are open to new students year-round, so feel free to join us anytime!

Retreats

Fall Retreat

Every fall, there is an amazing weekend of deep connection, engaging worship, and relevant teaching. A fun tradition is a flag football tournament where classes don their colors and compete on the gridiron! You don’t have to be good at football to attend, each team’s cheering section plays a vital role in their class’s success! The winning class claims their trophy and bragging rights for the year. Beyond the football tournament, the weekend is a great setting to meet new friends and to make lifelong memories. New to NXT? This is the perfect opportunity for you to get plugged in!

Winter Retreat

Let’s face it, winter in Minnesota is COLD! We do our best to beat the winter blues by heading to a camp for some wintertime enjoyment! This retreat is hosted by our senior class, which means they will run games, lead worship, share testimonies, and be the primary speakers for the weekend. You can bet that the weekend will not be one you want to miss out on! Our primary tradition at this retreat is the annual Lip Sync Competition! This is open to anyone who wants to compete, so start putting a group together and rehearsing your choreography, the retreat will be here before you know it!

Foundations

The Student Ministries Vision is to bring, stir, equip, and send students. Part of our strategy for accomplishing our vision is by offering Foundations for Senior students. Foundations can be broken into three parts: content, involvement, and trips. 

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Compass 

Compass is a public school ministry of Grace Church. Our mission is to connect, equip, and encourage the Christian community within our public schools. We come alongside Christian educators, parents, and students empowering them not to check their faith at the public school door but to live out their faith on this unique mission field in a God-honoring way.

Since our start in 2013 Compass has brought together a community of over 1,000 Christian educators and families across 50 districts in the metro area and beyond.

The Goals of Compass

  • Connect the Christian public school community at both school and district levels as well as corporately throughout the metro and beyond.
  • Equip educators, parents, and students to understand and live out their religious liberties as Christians within the public schools.
  • Support efforts to bring God's Word into our public schools through student-led Bible studies and Good News Clubs.
  • Equip Christian educators and parents through workshops and seminars on relevant topics.
  • Build strong relationships between church and school, showing Christ's love by meeting our schools' most basic needs.
  • Work in partnership with other Christian organizations and ministries serving within our public schools.
  • Pray faithfully for our schools and those within these walls.
  • Share the vision of public school ministry and encourage churches to intentionally support this mission field.

It is our prayer that Compass can encourage and embolden those called to the mission field of the public schools so that the name of Jesus will be proclaimed on our campuses and His love, truth, and righteousness will flourish in our classrooms.

Learn more about Compass at compasslink.org. Contact the Compass team directly at .

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