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Student Ministry

Not the church of the future... the hands and feet of Jesus NOW!


Every week, our students 7th-12th grade "Unite" together on each campus with great music, powerful messages, and student LifeGroups in a service we call "Unite." You'll also love our missions trips, summer camps, community service projects, and fun times at the church and off-campus. Mostly we'll help you know and love God.


Forest Park Joplin

Unite and Student LifeGroups Sundays from 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Awana Wednesdays 6-8:00 pm

Joplin Student Pastor
JJ Lane
(jj@forestpark.tv)

Forest Park Carthage

Unite, Student LifeGroups and Awana Wednesdays from 6 - 8:15 pm

Carthage Student Pastor
Chris Holman
(chris@forestpark.tv)

Forest Park North

Unite and Student LifeGroups Sundays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Awana Wednesdays 6-8:00 pm

North Student Minister
Lindsey Hardister
(lindseyh@forestpark.tv)


Elevate 2018

Register online here >>

Elevate is a weekend dedicated to elevating Jesus in the lives of students. We desire to see Jesus and students collide in a way in which students' lives will never be the same.

To facilitate in this process, we have designed a weekend where students can get away from life and all the distractions which it brings, and focus in on Jesus and what He means to us.

This weekend consists of elevating Jesus through worship and exploration of God's Word. Add to this crazy (but responsible) adults who love students, a great facility, and you have Elevate. Elevate is open to students grades 7-12.

Sign up now online, in the Student information area on your campus, or by calling 417-623-4606.


Elevate 2018 Details

  • Date: November 2-4, 2018
  • Worship: Jacob Mitchell
  • Speakers: Chris Holman, Lindsey Hardister & JJ Lane
  • Cost: $100 August 12-September 9 | $125 September 10-October 22 | $150 October 23-November 2
  • Location: Sky Ranch
  • Grades: 7-12