Youth Ministry at The Water’s Edge

Weekly and Monthly Youth Ministry Opportunities

Wednesday Nights

oneEIGHTY – A place where you can belong, connect with God and others, find fun things to do, and experience meaningful messages relevant to your life and faith. oneEIGHTY meets every other week for HS and MS students in the Worship Center at The Water’s Edge.

LIFEgroups – A safe place where you can explore God while hanging out with your friends and caring adult leaders. In the comfort of someone’s home, you’ll explore the things Jesus said, and the things others said about following him. LIFEgroups meet every other week for MS and HS students in host homes with adult mentors and guides.

 

See LIFEgroup Locations

Camps & Trips

Some of the highlights of every year happen on our summer trips. Students pack up and head out for a week of serving others, sharing their faith, and growing closer to God through trips that land them working with local service organizations, community outreach, and home repair or spending time experiencing and learning about how much God loves them and what it means to be a disciple and follow Jesus.

Spring Retreat – Our Spring Retreat is a great opportunity to take a break from the normal routine and get away for the weekend. You’ll connect with friends, experience amazing worship, grow in your faith, and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus; all in a fun, distraction free environment.

Summer Camps – A week of Summer Camp is like nothing else. A chance to get away, connect with friends, explore your faith, have fun, and learn more about Jesus; in a place you’ll never forget.

Student Missions – Get ready for one of the greatest weeks of your life. Each summer, our students pack into vans and head out for a week of serving others, sharing their faith, and growing closer to God through trips that land them working with local service and community outreach organizations, doing home repairs, and spending time experiencing and learning about how great God’s love is by showing it to others.

High School Mission Trip

Every Summer, High School students from The Water’s Edge give up a week of their vacation to travel outside of the Omaha area and serve others. Typically, these trips involve travel time and youth group bonding, serving others through home repair projects, and a daily program and theme with worship, messages and devotion times with our crews and youth group.

Details about our Summer 2018 High School Mission Trip will be released soon. The trip is open to students who will complete 8th grade or higher this school year. For additional information please click here.

middle school student mission trip group

Middle School Mission Trip

The 2018 Middle School Misson Trip will be July 7-13 to a Group Mission Trips Week of Hope in Kenosha, WI. Students who will complete grades 6-8 during the 2017-18 school year are eligible to attend this trip. The Early-Bird Registration cost of this year’s trip for student participants is $525.00 if your $100.00 deposit is paid before October 15. After October 15, our regular registration rate of $550.00 with a deposit of $100.00 will apply. This cost includes camp registration fees and transportation along with all meals and any additional group participation activities prior to, during, or after the trip.  To sign up, please visit our registration page. You can also download a detailed camp information form.

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation Preparation is a series of gatherings and time of preparation for students who are ready to publicly profess faith in Jesus Christ, and prepare for or affirm their baptism. Open to any student who is currently in 8th-12th grades, Confirmation meets bi-weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. during the school year from September through April.

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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. It involves a series of gatherings and time of preparation to help students learn and understand what it means to walk in their Christian faith; the history and teachings of The United Methodist Church; and affirm the baptismal and membership vows they will publicly profess.

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When does Confirmation happen?

Confirmation at The Water’s Edge takes place during each school year. It involves regular participation in the life of the church and student ministry, service to the community, personal reflection, mentoring, and attendance at confirmation preparation seminars.

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Who is Confirmation for?

Confirmation is open to any student who is currently in 8th-12th grades and is ready to publicly profess faith in Jesus Christ, reaffirm the vows made at his or her Baptism and affirm the membership vows of The Water’s Edge.

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When & where does Confirmation meet?

The confirmation preparation seminars meet bi-weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. during the school year. View our full Confirmation Calendar.

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How do I register my child(ren)?

Complete our digital registration form.

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Have more questions about Confirmation?

Email our Student Ministries Director, Chad Schuchmann.

Student Information Form

Complete the form below to register your middle and high school students for upcoming youth mission trips and events. Include your email address(es) so you don’t miss an update regarding upcoming events, activities, and trips with the WE Youth Ministry!

2017-18 Youth Information Form

    LIABILITY RELEASE: I AM THE PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR THE CAREGIVER WHO IS A RELATIVE OF, AND WHO HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO AUTHORIZE MEDICAL AND DENTAL CARE FOR THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR AND TO GIVE PERMISSION TO ATTEND AND TAKE PART IN ALL WATER'S EDGE STUDENT MINISTRY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES BEGINNING BETWEEN THE DATES OF AUGUST 23, 2017, AND AUGUST 22, 2018. I HEREBY AUTHORIZE THE WATER’S EDGE CHURCH, ALONG WITH ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND REPRESENTATIVES, INTO WHOSE CARE THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED, TO CONSENT TO MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENT OR CARE FOR THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR. THE AUTHORITY GRANTED BY THIS AUTHORIZATION INCLUDES THE AUTHORITY TO CONSENT TO ANY X-RAY EXAMINATION, ANESTHETIC, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, OR HOSPITAL CARE, UNDER THE GENERAL OR SPECIAL SUPERVISION, AND UPON THE ADVICE OF OR TO BE RENDERED BY A LICENSED PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON; AND TO ANY X-RAY EXAMINATION, ANESTHETIC, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, OR HOSPITAL CARE BY A LICENSED DENTIST OR ORAL SURGEON. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS AUTHORIZATION IS GIVEN IN ADVANCE OF ANY SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT BEING REQUIRED, AND IS GIVEN TO PROVIDE AUTHORITY AND POWER TO RENDER CARE WHICH THE AFOREMENTIONED, PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, DENTIST OR ORAL SURGEON, IN HIS OR HER BEST JUDGEMENT MAY DEEM ADVISABLE. I FURTHER AUTHORIZE THE WATER’S EDGE, ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND REPRESENTATIVES, TO RECEIVE PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR UPON COMPLETION OF ANY TREATMENT, AND I SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCT ANY TREATING HEALTH FACILITY TO SURRENDER THE PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF THE ABOVE NAMED MINOR TO THE WATER’S EDGE CHURCH, ITS STAFF, VOLUNTEERS AND REPRESENTATIVES. I UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE EVENTS THE BELOW NAMED MINOR WILL PARTICIPATE IN AND DO HEREBY RELEASE, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND THE BELOW NAMED MINOR, THE WATER’S EDGE CHURCH, IT’S EMPLOYEES, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS FROM LIABILITY OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO INVOLVEMENT IN WATER'S EDGE STUDENT MINISTRY ACTIVITIES. PHOTO RELEASE: I UNDERSTAND THAT PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO ARE TAKEN DURING THE WATER'S EDGE CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES AND MINISTRY EVENTS. I HEREBY GIVE MY PERMISSION FOR MEDIA CONTAINING THE LIKENESS OF THE ABOVE NAME MINOR TO BE USED IN CHURCH PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA.

Life Groups for Adults

WE believe Life Groups provide one of the most vital parts of faith development – community. All adults are encouraged to experience the unique fellowship experience that comes with joining a Life Group. Find a group that fits your life, schedule, and goals.

Kids Ministry

The Water’s Edge is committed to partnering with parents in their kids’ spiritual journey. WE believe this journey begins with even the youngest of kids. WE Kids, our children’s ministry at The Water’s Edge, is designed to work alongside parents in helping kids build a lifelong relationship with Christ.

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