Welcome to Shinelight Student Ministry. This is the youth ministry of New Hope Evangelical Church in McPherson, KS. Through creative efforts we desire to build a strong growing community that understands and lives out God's gift of reconciliation. This is why we are excited for teens to start loving with passion and living with purpose, because it shows the inward fruit of what God has done on a personal level and prepares us to embrace a posture of outward focused living for the glory of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions about this ministry please fill free to call New Hope Church at 620-755-3447 or fill out a request below.
You are the real heroes. We firmly believe that parents, not churches, are the primary spiritual care givers of our students. You will always have more influence in a kids life than anyone else. So if the church wants to impact students spiritually, doesn’t it make sense for the church to try to partner with the most powerful, influential people in those students’ lives in order to make that happen?
We use the term PARTNER for a reason. It’s because we believe parents and the church need each other. The church needs parents to be actively engaged with their kids’ spiritual growth, because they’re ultimately the biggest influencers of their own children. And parents need the local church because their kids need to learn about and experience God from a whole community of believers! We desire to help you integrate into the culture of partnering with the church. Together we can leverage our influence in a much more powerful way. Read how you can get started below!
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If you are in middle school, you belong at The Gathering! We meet for a little over an hour. You can expect music, food, silly games, and a powerful message each week, all in the context of community. You were not designed to do life alone. Come have some fun with us and bring friends with you! This is the best night of the week!
On multiple levels High School can be very difficult. Sometimes it's very lonely, and almost always it seems like no one else wants to stand up for what is right. We believe that you were designed to live in a healthy community of people who will encourage you as you navigate through the crazy adventures of high school. This is why our high school ministry revolves around LightGroups. These are essentially small groups of people in similar grades and genders that commit to learning, growing, and living in light of what God is commanding of us. LightGroups exist to disciple, encourage, and empower the younger generations to live for Christ. Life will be hard no matter what, but it can be a beautiful thing when it is in alignment with God's plan. Learn more about LightGroups and sign up for one today!
We love volunteers! If you are energetic, have a passion for youth, and want to make a kingdom impact we may have a place for you to serve. Click the button below to get started and a ministry leader will contact you shortly!
This is a space you can check out what is happening with our students, get connected on social media, and sometimes there will be fun downloads available for you as well. Check it out!