Over the last few years, God has been growing our children’s ministry at Hoboken Grace. Our Clubhouse rooms (K-5th) are packed and we had one of the largest Grace Kids’ Christmas concerts ever this year. But there is another branch of our children’s ministry that has been expanding too: our middle school group (grades 6-8). In just 3 months, we’ve seen the group explode from 4 to 12 students who attend regularly, with 15-20 incoming sixth graders expected for next fall.
We believe that each of our middle school students are a precious gift that God has entrusted into our church family’s care. And so we are excited to announce that we are re-launching the middle school group in the new year at a new time and location. The group will be meeting on Thursday nights at 301 Garden Street at 7pm.
Our vision for this group is to continue to create a safe space where students are encouraged and reminded that their identity is found in Christ, and be discipled and encouraged through weekly teachings and discussions on what God says about some of the tough topics and questions that our kids are facing today. We also want them to build lasting friendships with each other and have FUN together. We want to create an environment where students will feel comfortable inviting their friends to join!
As we prepare to move the group to a new location and time and look to build our middle school leadership team,we are asking that our church family comes alongside us in this endeavor. We have already seen that God is on the move within this group and we ask that you pray for His continued provision and guidance as we take this next step. We also ask that you pray for the students’ hearts to be opened and for more leaders to come forward, with a heart for this age group and who are willing to walk beside our students during this crucial time in their lives and faith journey.
And if you might be interested in joining the middle school leadership team, please reach out to Rachel Ciccarella for more information.