What's in a name?
Real Life is what the middle school ministry at Berean is called. The name is in reference to Jesus' statement in John 14:6, "I am the the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
What is the reason for Real Life?
Real Life has two primary purposes: First, to ignite and nurture an authentic and passionate relationtionship with Jesus Christ in middle schoolers; and secondly to come along side Christian parents; to support them in their efforts to disciple their middle school aged youth.
What does middle school ministry look like at Berean?
Community and relationship are important elements in how ministry takes place in Real Life-beginning first and foremost with a true trust and faith in Jesus Christ.
During the school year, Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights are the main times for connecting. Sunday School for middle school is from 9:00-10:00 am. This is a time mainly for whole group, indepth studies into God's word. We also meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15 pm. Small group discussions, praise & worship, and group games is the format on these evenings. Throughout the year, various service and outreach opportunities are also offered. On both Sundays and Wednesdays, you will find us hanging out in room 132.
Our current Middle School Ministry leadership team is:
Alex Fleming, Justin & Kristina Sokol, Jill Hill, Dave & Becky Atwood, Aaron & Katie Martin, Emily Sorensen, and Cliff Johnson