Our mission is to help high school students become passionate about Jesus’ fame and renown. If you're new to Shoreline, we'd like to invite you to connect with a Life Group that meets in your area or gather with other high schoolers at our next Rising. We also have some great upcoming events and and leadership training opportunities throughout the year.  Check everything out, follow us on Instagram and Twitter to stay current, and please contact us if you have any questions.

When it comes to environments for spiritual growth, we think circles are better than rows. This is why life groups are at the heart of our ministry. Life groups are hosted at the church and  in homes all over Knoxville and led by trained adult volunteers. At life group, we spend time studying the Bible and talking about how it's message applies to our lives. Everyone's welcome! To join one that meets in your area, just tag-along with a friend or sign up using the form below.

The Rising is a monthly gathering for both middle and high school students marked by fun, music, and practical teaching from the Bible. The Rising is a great place for newcomers to check out our Student Ministry. The Rising begins at 7:00 PM.


Fall 2017 Dates

AUGUST 9

SEPTEMBER 6

OCTOBER 4

NOVEMBER 8

December 6

Throughout the year, we offer 3 events to help high school students
have fun, develop relationships with our adult leaders, grow in ministry and believe in Christ.

MARCH MADNESS

March Madness will be our second dodgeball tournament for our high school students. This event is specifically designed for students to invite their friends to our high school life groups and The Rising. All are welcome. Register Here.

Date: TBD 2018 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Shoreline Church
Cost: FREE

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HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP

Summer Camp is a time for our middle School students to travel to a summer camp at Panama City, FL for a vibrant weekend of worship, teaching, games, and small group bonding. Summer Camp focuses on students’ personal relationship with God and helps them incorporate spiritual disciplines into their lives. This is a popular event, so be sure to register early. Check out our recap video from 2017!

Date: Summer 2018
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
Cost: $350

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FALL RETREAT

Fall Retreat students will enjoy a weekend retreat where they can experience God and hang out with friends. Our goal is for students to grow in their walks with God, while recharging emotionally and relationally. More details with a specific date, location and cost are coming soon.

Date: November 2017
Location: TBD
Cost: TBD

What is The Rising?
The Rising is a monthly gathering for high school students marked by fun, music, and practical teaching from the Bible.

Why does The Rising only meet once a month? 
When it comes to environments for spiritual growth, we think circles are better than rows. Therefore, we want our students to spend more time in life groups rather than the rows on a Wednesday night. This is why life groups are at the heart of our ministry.

How do Life Groups work? 
There is a specific life group for each grade that are broken down by gender. Groups remain with the same kids and leaders year after year. Groups typically meet weekly on Sundays in the Bridge during the school year and summer. 

How do Life Groups start? 
Most of our life groups are launched at the beginning of 6th grade with the aim of staying together through high school graduation. They are formed based on several factors including geography, schools, and friendships. When we launch new life groups, leave space for each group to add members along the way. Students can sign up for life groups by filling out an Info Form at the Bridge. New 6th grade groups start during our sixth grade event Boot Camp, but anyone can join at anytime throughout the year.

How do students get connected mid-year?
Students can sign up for life groups by filling out an Info Form at the Bridge. We will immediately add newcomers to the life group that makes the most sense based on geography, schools, and friendships. Volunteer leaders will connect via phone or email with new students/parents with that specific life group information.

What role do parents play in Shoreline Student Ministries?
We firmly believe that the parent(s) is the primary discipler of their children, the home is the primary place to make disciples, and a biblically based home is the most important component of a healthy society. Parents lay the foundation. We believe our job is support and affirm that foundation with a team of non-parental, committed adults (staff and volunteer leaders) who will be voices of truth and encouragement working "in stereo" with the efforts of parents. The best things parents can do is to connect with and invest in their student's leaders. Invite them into your family and include them as a trusted partner in your parenting adventure.

Who are the volunteers that are leading Life Groups?
Our Student Ministry team is comprised of more than 20 individuals who are committed to investing in the lives of students for a number of years. All of our leaders are young adults or young marrieds in their 20's or 30's who are members or in the process of becoming members at Shoreline Church. To ensure the well-being of our students, each leader has completed an application, interview, and background check. They have answered questions about their testimony, family, personality, and current relationship with the Lord as well as any history of exposure to abuse, alcohol, or drugs. Applicants are also required to submit at least two references with their application.

What types of retreats and events are offered for 9-12th graders?
We have several events and retreats throughout the year meant to bond the group and help them grow in their relationship with Christ. Traditionally we host three events each year: Fall Retreat, March Madness and Summer Camp. Fall Retreat is a weekend retreat where they can experience God and be with friends. March Madness is a relational event to reach out to students from across our community. Summer Camp is a weeklong beach camp experience for students to learn more about the gospel and community.

Who do I contact if I have more questions about Shoreline Student Ministries?
You can email Brandon Kennedy at brandon@shorelineknox.com.