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We help students connect, ask hard questions and become more like Jesus.
At Lifeline, we believe that biblical truth is vital and transformational in a student’s life. That’s why each week at Lifeline students engage with biblical truth both through on-stage teaching and with small group conversations led by godly small group leaders. Students are consistently being challenged to look at life through a biblical lens and to encounter the world as Jesus would.
Lifeline would not be Lifeline without the deep and integral relationships our students build with their small group leaders and with each other. We believe that these relationships are essential for deep growth to happen within the community. As students invest in those around them, they learn how to care for others, and how to be cared for; how to ask for accountability, and how to hold someone else to their word; how to engage in small group community, and how to serve those around them. It is our hope that our students are known, and know others.
Whether it’s camp, a mission trip, or a senior student retreat, we know that outside-of-the-norm experiences can provide the space students need to reflect, open up, and worship. Lifeline seeks to offer a few highly intentional, potentially transformational experiences for our students every year. The experiences often result in pivotal memories of life change, new commitments, and deeper relationships with both God and others.
Here are a few questions we are frequently asked about Student’s Ministry.
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Lifeline is Ada Bible 6th-12th grade student ministry. Lifeline is a small group based ministry in which students connect with other students as well as adults who mentor and invest in them. Lifeline is a place for students to explore the story of God and find a place within that story. It’s a place to engage with life-changing teaching, life-changing relationships and life-changing experiences. Learn more at the Lifeline blog.
Students in Grades 6–8: Middle School Lifeline is 7–8:30 PM on Wednesday nights from September to May at the Cascade, Kentwood and Knapp Street Campuses. For a full calendar, visit the Lifeline blog.
Students in Grades 9–12: High School Lifeline is from 6–8 PM on Sunday nights from September to May at the Cascade, Kentwood and Knapp Street Campuses. For a full calendar, visit the Lifeline blog.
Please check our calendars to find out if we are on a Large Group Night or House Night.
Lifeline, just like Ada Bible as a whole, is a large ministry. To help foster a tighter-knit community, Lifeline has successfully been splitting into smaller “House” groups for over a decade. Roughly every other week, Lifeline students meet in regional homes instead of at a campus. Each House is hosted by an Ada Bible family, run by highly trained volunteers, and contains at least one male small group and one female small group of each grade. Programming is very similar to a Large Group night at the church.
Check out the calendar at the Lifeline blog to know if we’re on a House Night or a Large Group (at the church) Night.
Lifeline has several fun events throughout the year including the infamous Snow Camp in January, Camp Lifeline in the summer and several missions opportunities. Click here to see Lifeline’s event opportunities for the year including dates, fees and registration information.
Many Small Groups and Houses host additional outings and events.
Each campus typically has at least two Lifeline staff members plus numerous volunteers. For a list of Lifeline staff, visit the Lifeline blog.
Yes. To ensure security for all children birth through grade 12, parents must register their child and update it yearly. Lifeline parents register their student to provide new or updated contact information, allergy information and some other basics. Students can be registered for Lifeline here or at our blog.
Students who visit Lifeline but are not registered are welcomed but we will need parents to still fill out the registration.
The Lifeline blog is home to all event information, calendar dates and weekly teaching notes for the benefit of our Lifeline parents and leaders. The blog is updated each week and features some additional resources. Check it out at lifelineparents.org.