About Saxe Gotha Students

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Our youth ministry is a welcoming place for you to Worship, Grow, and Serve in your journey with Jesus Christ. We hope you will join our students and Youth Ministry Leaders in this awesome adventure together.

Students, just like the rest of us, are created to be in community, and that is what we seek to grow in Youth Ministry at Saxe Gotha. Whenever we gather together, whether it's to grow in the Word or serve others, we aim to do it in community. Middle School and High School can be such difficult times to find and maintain close fellowship, but we strive to provide opportunities for students to gather together in a safe and open environment with their peers and with leaders who seek to see them following the Lord. With many opportunities to worship, grow and serve, we know that students will find whatever way they are looking for to give God joy.

We strive to reach equip students for a lifetime of following Christ in whatever context they find themselves. Whether it's at school, at home, with friends, at work or anywhere else, we aim to see students not only following the Lord, but inviting others along on that same journey. We want students to leave Saxe Gotha not only knowing who God is, but who they are in Him and prepared to be a bold voice for the Kingdom wherever they are called to go.

Stumin At A Glance Fall 2022

Student Ministry Fall Programming begins Tuesday, September 6. Please refer to the schedule below for Weekly Events and Special Events.

Sunday MorningsSunday School @ 9:45 -10:30

Middle School meets in LH Room 144

High School meets in LH Room 143

Confirmation meets in LH Room 145/146

Sunday Afternoons @ 4:00-5:30 pm

Oasis (Grades: 6-8) - The Well in the Light House

Refuge (Grades: 9-12) - Room 138 in the Light House

Tuesday Evening Small Groups meet in the Light House from 6:30-7:30 pm

MS Girls meet in The Well

MS Boys meet in The LH Cafe

HS Girls meet in LH Room 138 (Prayer Room)

HS Boys meet in LH Room 130


Thursday Morning Bible Studies (beginning 9/8)

Middle School Bible Study meets in the Light House Atrium from 6:45-7:45 am.

High School Bible Study meets at the Thomas' house from 7:00-8:00 am.


Modgnik Middle School Fall Retreat

Modgnik is a great opportunity for Middle School students to join together with Middle Schoolers from our sister churches in Lexington to spend a weekend together in fellowship. We have a great trip planned, and we can't wait for you to experience it. Modgnik will be held at Bonclarken in Flat Rock, NC, from 10/21-10/23. The cost is $175, and registration is open now! You can sign up today by clicking here.


Awanita High School Fall Retreat

Awanita is the place for High School students to get away and relax in the middle of what is always a busy time. Draw away from life and into communion with God to recharge for the final push of the semester. Awanita is in Andrews, SC, and we'll go from 11/11-11/13. The cost is $175, and registration is open now! You can sign up today by clicking here.

Student Ministry Staff

Justin Hall
Director of Youth Ministries
803.359.7770 ext. 151
Mary Knobeloch
Administrative Assistant for Next Generation Ministries
359.7770 ext. 148
Rev. Patrick Cherry
Associate Pastor, Next Generation Ministries
803.359.7770, ext. 116
Gracie Rabon
Student Ministry Assistant
803.359.7770 ext. 145
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