High School

Our vision is for our MKs (JAARS, SIL, Wycliffe) to thrive and to develop a healthy and growing relationship with the Lord wherever they are

High School Youth Group

What to Expect:

The High School Youth ministry is focused on MKs and their friends, grades 9 through 12. The goal is to build a community of Godly fellowship and provide intentional opportunities for spiritual growth. Over 20 students come to the Olive Branch every Thursday night to worship Christ and get to know Him better together. Our student-led worship team leads us into God’s presence. We dig into the Bible through teaching and small group discussion. We pray together, and afterwards, we enjoy a game or some good conversation. If you’re a high school student, come join us! Scott Baldwin leads the high school program.


When: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: at the Olive Branch

What: Worship, a Lesson, and Friends.

Who: Led by Scott Baldwin

Plans are subject to change, please check your email for more info!

High School Bible Studies

HS Girls’ Bible Study 

When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: Olive Branch

What: A time for our High School Girls to gather together and grow in their relationships with God and one another as they study the remarkable women of the Bible!

Who: Led by Hannah Smith and Becca Segers.

Plans are subject to change, please check your email for more info!

HS Guys’ Bible Study 

When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: at the Mike Buchanan’s home

What: We will have some fun as we dig into the Word.

Who: Led by Scott Baldwin and Michael Buchanan

Plans are subject to change, please check your email for more info!

Bible studies typically run through the school year and take a break during the summer months. 

Girls Craft Time

Girls Craft Time is currently on hold.

Updated events are shown in the calendar on the home page.

Mission Trips

This is a great opportunity for our youth to explore how God may be calling them into future ministry.

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Every year, we celebrate the graduating Seniors of JAARS Youth Group with a Baccalaureate ceremony.

Bacca 2023 Participants  


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Worship Team Wants You!

Talk to Scott Baldwin if you are interested in joining the High School Worship Team! We meet before HSYG at the Olive Branch on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.

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Online Prayer Requests

Please feel free to contact us if anything comes up or if there is any way we can be supporting you or your families. If there are any ways we can be praying for you, you can also submit prayer requests via the button below.

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Even More Announcements

For information about upcoming events, trips, service opportunities, and more, check your emails and/or check out our Upcoming Events page.

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