Everything You Need to Know: Feb 12 - Feb 18

Did you receive our text reminders this past weekend?

We had a lot to communicate this past weekend because this winter has been crazy. In the 12 years that I have worked in ministry, I do not think there have been this many events/programs/services combined cancellations that compare to this winter. Nonetheless, we have set up several ways of communicating to you all and one of those ways is through our Text Reminders, which was our main source of communication this past weekend.

If you did not receive our text reminders this weekend and would like to be added to our list, click below.


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This event is just for you. We highly encourage you all to register for this conference. This conference is meant to help and encourage all parents and influencers of teenagers to have the hard conversations with the teens in their life. Your teen is going to be confronted with a lot of difficult decisions as well as a lot of conflicting content to the Christian message. Our role as influencers is not to hide our teenagers from these things, but to protect them from these things. This conference will distinguish what we mean between the two, as well as providing you all with a lot of other tools when navigating the difficult conversations . Find more details on our event info page and make sure you register today.

New Podcast on Singleness: Jenilyn Swett

We have all been single, but we often forget what it is like or we are trying to move teenagers out of singleness too quickly. Jenilyn sits down with us to talk about how we can affirm our teenagers on being single.  This is our second episode of our four part series leading up to our Hawks & Hornets Conference where The “Talk’ Does Not Stop.

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We will cover all of the content for all of our classes that we missed this past week.


We will continue working as a group this Sunday during SMS. Our theme this week is Spiritual Development. What does it look like to be an Old Testament Missionary? How did God call His first people to missionaries?


Amos: Who is he? What was his message? How does/did he echo the heart of God?


Question 15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?


Both Middle School and High School groups will meet in their regular places at their regular times.

Middle School

D Group Date Night - The night will focus on connecting students in the way that God has called us to connect. We will point out parts of relationship that are arbitrary while directing students to seek Christ as the center of every relationship they pursue. Our D Group Date Nights are fun, challenging, and very intentional. All Middle Schoolers should join us in the Youth Room at 5pm this Sunday to receive instruction for the evening. 5-7pm in the Youth Room.

High School

Love Month Topic: Biblical Relationships - All High School students should join us this Sunday to engage in our normal Sunday Night Fellowship. This week, the topic of discussion is Biblical Relationships. How should a high school student pursue relationship? Why are we so bad at relating to one another? What is the pathway to better relationship? Come and listen to our leaders and engage in discussion over the topic of Biblical Relationship this Sunday. 5-8pm at the Youth House.

Discipleship Groups (D Groups)

Please contact your D Group leader on details for this week’s meeting.

If you are looking for a way to connect more in the Student Ministry and wanting to grow in your relationship with other students and Christ, think about joining a D Group. Connect with our leadership to see what your D Group is doing.


We are praying for you all this week. We know that we are heading into President’s Day Weekend, which could mean a lot of fun activities for you all, a time to catch up on some work, take a nap, or, for some, it is actually less restful to take a break and change up routine. No matter what your week and weekend up ahead looks like, we are here for you all.

Please let us know how we can come alongside you.

Peace & Joy,

KSM Staff

Welcome to the New (online version) of the Kirk Student Ministry

This is it! You made it here. This is the official KSM Blog and the first place you should stop to get all the information about what is happening in the Kirk Student Ministry.

We will send out a notification once week that we have updated the blog, but the blog will always be updating as we get information about events and programs, so feel free to check it out any time you want. If you delete the email, no worries, just pop on over to the KSM blog at thekirk.org/studentministry.

That is enough of that, let’s get into our regular weekly announcements.

Super Bowl Party

We just have to say, that the party was incredible. Thank you to all of our families that helped make it happen and a special thank you to the Mann family for opening up their home and letting 50+ students and leaders invade your space. We are seriously humbled and deeply grateful for all of the families within the ministry. You are all so invested and make the Kirk Student Ministry what it is. Thank you to all who made the SBP what it was and thank you all for continuing to show up, participate, and serve with what the Lord has gifted you with.

Love Month

We are here. We finally made it to February and we cannot be more excited for all of the events, programs, conversations, and meetings we will be having this month. Do you want more information about love month? Check out the details here.

Middle School D-Group Date Night

During the SNF time for the Middle School group, we will have a focused evening on relationships. What is special about this evening is that we will take the whole night and focus on what it means to pursue one another as Brothers and Sisters in Christ. There are four parts to the evening.

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High School SNF

High School SNF will be like normal. They will meet at the Youth House from 5-8pm. As participants of Love Month, their topic of discussion, as a group, will be Biblical Relationships. What does the Bible teach us about relationships?

Sunday Morning Sessions (SMS)

Serving in Japan

We will continue working as a group this Sunday during SMS. Our theme this week is Spiritual Development. What does it look like to be an Old Testament Missionary? How did God call His first people to missionaries?

Minor Prophets

Amos: Who is he? What was his message? How does/did he echo the heart of God?

Essentials: Questions of the Faith

Question 15: Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?


We have something for you all every week this month. We hope you check out our podcasts. We brought on some amazing guests to help navigate the tricky waters of relationships with teenagers. Our first podcast is up and we encourage you to check it out. Find ways to connect to our podcast on our Connect page.

We also have all the updated information you need about our Hawks & Hornets conference on our Event Info page. Find out about the conference here.

That is it for this week. You made it through our first blog post. We navigated the sea of technology together and we are hoping to continue on with more adventures up ahead. It is always a joy to serve alongside you all.

Peace & Joy,

KSM Staff