Students at the Cross

Student Ministry Overview

The student ministry of Church at the Cross exists to help students and their families encounter Jesus. We believe that students and their families will begin to experience renewal in Jesus as they begin to order their everyday lives around Jesus and His mission.



In our student ministry, we seek to develop in 6th-12th grade students a strong gospel foundation through continual exposure to the bible in the context of gospel communities. We believe a strong gospel foundation is built by relationships with other students, parents, and adult volunteers. Living in a post-Christian society, this is just the kind of foundation that our students need to encounter Jesus, and then become agents of renewal in the world they live in.


The vision of our student ministry is to help students and their families encounter Jesus. We are under the conviction that the frontline to the discipleship of students is the family. As we make disciples, we do so as reinforcement to the family. We also understand that as we seek renewal for students and their families, the ideal is not always reality. Teenagers are not always easy. We want to be the parent’s greatest ally in the discipleship of their students. We are excited to help equip parents in the discipleship of their student. Please email Student Minister James Sercey at to talk further about the spiritual formation of your student.


Student Life Groups

Sunday 10:45am | The Hangar

Every Sunday at 10:45am in the Hangar we have Student Life Groups. Student Life Groups are designed with the student in mind. They are age/gender based small groups that are led by adult volunteers who love students and want to help them in their relationship with Jesus. Students can expect a welcoming environment where they can be themselves, dive into the bible, and be known by God’s people. Students are encouraged to attend the 9am worship gathering in the auditorium, and then head back to the Hangar at 10:45am for Student Life Groups. We use The Gospel Project for Students as our Student Life Group Curriculum. You can learn more about The Gospel Project for Students here.





EMERGE is a student worship gathering for both middle school and high school. It is held every Wednesday night from 6:30-8pm in The Hangar. Students can expect a fun, safe environment where they can come alongside their friends to worship God and hear from God’s word. For more information about Emerge, please email James Sercey,

Upcoming Events

Join us for the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. In addition to the march, we will be taking part the Evangelicals for Life Conference. Click on the image above for more information and to register.

Want to Serve?

The student ministry here at Church at the Cross is not about any one person except for Jesus. As a matter of fact, we understand that if we are really going to reach and disciple students, it is going to be on the backs of a whole team of parents and volunteers. If you have a burden to reach and disciple students, we would absolutely love to have you join our team as a volunteer! There are multiple ways to volunteer and we would love to discuss how you best fit on the team. To get started, follow this link, and we will be in contact soon!



Christmas Eve at CATC
December 24
On Christmas Eve, we have one Sunday morning gathering at 9am with childcare for birth-k. Christmas Eve gatherings are at 4pm and 5:30pm. They are candle-light services that…
D.C. March For Life Student Trip
January 19-21
Students at the Cross is taking a team of students to the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. In addition to the march, we will be taking…