What is MH Students?

MH Students exists to see students treasure Jesus above all else. There are many things that students can treasure, but only Jesus is worth devoting our lives towards. That is why every Sunday you will find students at Mercy Hill gathering together to CONNECT to the Gospel and each other, to GROW in their understanding of the Gospel and how it applies to their lives, and to GO back into their schools, neighborhoods, sports teams, and workplace sharing the good news of Jesus. If you are in fifth through twelfth grade, we invite you to be a part of this movement.

Student Groups

This fall, students across the Triad will meet each week in-person or online for Students Groups. Student Groups are a place where students can be known, be real, and be challenged by God’s word each week to become ones who love God and treasure him above all else.

To receive more information about student groups you can either text MHStudents to 41411 or register using the link below:

Route 56 (Grades 5-6)

Route 56 is when students are wrestling with how the information they know interacts with their real life. One of our goals is to not settle for right answers about Jesus and the Bible, but to help students consider whether their hearts are submitting to these truths in these pivotal years of their lives. Route 56 is the bridge from Mercy Hill Kids to our MH Student ministry and exists to partner with parents in the discipling of their students. We meet weekly on Sundays at all of our campuses. During each meeting, students will play games, read and study the Word together, participate in small groups and pray together.

Weekly Students Groups

In-person – Regional Campus at 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Online – Zoom – 5:00 – 6:15 PM

(Links are sent out weekly via email to everyone on our email list, to receive the information needed to join Online Students Groups, register here.)

*Note that the times of our Route 56 services have shifted from morning services to being at 5:00pm. This shift began in the fall of 2020 due to COVID-19 and there being no regular morning services at Mercy Hill Church. As the church shifts back inside and towards a new normal, for the remainder of 2020 Route 56 will stick with the 5:00pm time slot. This is in large part due to the depth of relationships developed by students from across campuses, and continuing to meet on Sunday’s at 5:00pm is the best for our students and teams at this time. Moving forward, we will consider what is best for our students relationships and overall experience as we look towards what Route 56 will look like in 2021. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Junior High (Grades 7-8)

Junior High is where we challenge students to take that next step in being real. We are here to help students own their faith in the day-to-day life of middle school where many different activities and ideas vie for their devotion. The final two years in middle school are a pivotal time for students to realize how being a follower of Jesus impacts their lives. The abundant life in Jesus comes when we begin to find our identities in Him and not in the status of the world. This ministry meets weekly on Sunday evenings for small groups, connect through games and having fun together. The gathering also provides a fun environment to invite friends to.

Weekly Students Groups

In-person – Regional Campus at 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Online – Zoom – 5:00 – 6:15 PM

(Links are sent out weekly via email to everyone on our email list, to receive the information needed to join Online Students Groups, register here).

High (Grades 9-12)

High School is where we want students to become leaders and initiators of a movement for Christ. The days of coming to events and just attending are over, our students are challenged to own a movement. Because we believe that high school students value depth and authenticity, each Sunday night we gather in small groups to study God’s word and discuss how it applies to our lives. Our goal during a student’s high school years is to challenge students to take full ownership of their faith and fully invest their lives into the mission of God. By senior year, our hope is that students will attend college somewhere strategic for the mission of God.

Weekly Students Groups

In-person – Regional Campus at 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Online – Zoom – 5:00 – 6:15 PM

(Links are sent out weekly via email to everyone on our email list, to receive the information needed to join Online Students Groups, register here).

What to Expect at MH Students Groups?

  • There are weekly emails that detail the ins and outs of each weekly groups meeting, make sure to join our email list.
  • Although you only have to register for groups once, you are committing to adhering to the COVID guidelines on a weekly basis.
  • There will be a COVID-19 screening for each student coming to groups.
  • Students, and any parent dropping off a student, are expected to wear masks.
  • All eating of any snacks is expected to be done outside.
  • Each age group (Route 56, Junior High and High) will have a designated area inside our Regional Campus where students from that age group will meet.
  • In our groups, we are committed to being safe, fun, and deep. We must get the safe right first, or the fun and depth might be in jeopardy. So please adhere to the guidelines you sign off on when you register for groups.
  • Our typical groups flow:
    • 5:00-5:15 = Arrival, check-in, downtime, loosely structured games
    • 5:15-5:30 = Group games and icebreakers, hanging out
    • 5:30-6:00 = Bible study and group discussion
    • 6:00-6:10 = Prayer and care for one another
    • 6:15 = Departure
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MH Students Live

MH Students Live is on pause right now as we wrap up our Encounter Weekends but coming to you “live and direct” again soon. You can check out one of our episodes from this fall below!

Missional Hangout

Friday, December 4th