Our Mission

"We exist to help students experience life change because of Jesus one step at a time."

6 Life Change Goals

In The context Of

3 Core Relationships

A relationship with Jesus begins when we believe Jesus died and rose from the dead to save us from the penalty of our sins. We want to help our middle schoolers understand this gospel message better, and as a result, fall more in love with Jesus.
The word ‘Christian’ means ‘little Christ’ – in other words, someone who imitates Christ. We want to help MSers become more like Christ in every facet of their lives (the decisions they make, the words they use, how they treat people, etc).

Sometimes students need to feel like they belong before they will believe. We want to give students the place to belong with people who want to help them navigate the sometimes rough middle school waters.
It’s easy to be self-centered in middle school. Since we want middle schoolers to feel like they belong, it’s important to teach them how to make others feel like they belong. We also want to help middle schoolers discover how God uniquely created them to serve others.

The people of this world God created have dire physical and spiritual needs. We want to help our middle schoolers develop a courageous heart to meet those physical and spiritual needs for God’s glory.
Even though the people of the world need Jesus, they sometimes position themselves as his enemies. We want to help middle schoolers know how to care for the world without falling for temptations to walk away from their faith.



We believe our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing about us. So we want to do everything we can to help middle schoolers begin and grow in that relationship.

The church isn’t the pews we sit on or the building we sit in. It is the people; we are the Church – a spiritual family of Christ followers. So we want to do everything we can to help middle schoolers love and love on their Church.

The world is both good and bad. God created it and he said it’s good, but mankind has sinned and filled it woth all kinds of bad. We want to help middle schoolers know how to honor God with the way they live in the world.

How do we do this?

Partner with parents

Funnel Everything through Small Groups

create engaging Environments

Craft Dynamic teaching

offer mentored Ministry Opportunities

Prioritize the lost

Loving God. Loving The Church. Loving People.

Our Leaders

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Kyle Kelley & Becca Kelley

Middle School Pastor & Wife

Pastor Kyle has been serving on staff since 2010 and has worked/volunteered with teenagers for 15+ years. He met his wife, Becca, while attending the University of Alabama and soon after completed his Seminary Degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His God-given passion in life is to (1) help the next generation understand what it means to have a life-changing relationship with Jesus, and (2) give them a safe place where they feel like they belong. In his spare time you can find him grilling out, playing board games, or watching Alabama football.


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Brooke Stone

Girls Ministry Director/ Administrative Assistant

Brooke graduated from Liberty University with her degree in Youth Ministries. Before she was on staff she served as a Connect Group Leader for countless years. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband and son, drink coffee, and watch movies.