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Students

Growing toward Jesus--in every stage of life.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

From the beginning of Emergence we have consistently expressed how much we value having students as part of our congregation. We firmly believe that they are the future of Emergence.

The mission that we have for students is the mission that we have for our whole congregation: to Love Jesus, Love People, and Plow a Counter-Culture.

The goal for student ministry is to see young men and women discipled well. In partnership with the family we seek to build deep, meaningful, Christ-centered relationships with students, and over time, help them develop an authentic faith in Jesus Christ, so that they become well-equipped missionaries in North Jersey now, and wherever they may be called to in the future.

Intentionally investing in the next generation is so important, which is why discipleship needs to start early. Jesus spent three years pouring into his disciples. Just before he left them to be with the Father, he gave them a very clear command: “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you...” (Matt. 28:19-20a). Jesus took these final moments to reinforce how important discipleship was to him. In his letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul reinforced that discipleship shouldn’t be restricted to only adults when he tells them, “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Eph 6:4).
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
(5th - 8th Grade)
Sunday Mornings:
We meet during one of the morning church services at each campus. Students can expect to play games, hang out with their friends, and engage in a small study discussing important aspects of faith and relevant topics of life. We meet in Glen Rock during the 9:30a service, in Roxbury and Ringwood during the 11:00am service, and in Totowa during the 10:15a & 11:45a services in Suite 300.

Sunday Nights:
We meet from 6:00 - 8:00pm in suite 300 of our Totowa campus. Students can expect to play games, compete for prizes, worship with a band, hear an engaging sermon, and talk about faith and life in a small group with their leaders. Students are separated by grade and gender in eMS for their small group time.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
(9th - 12th Grade)
Sunday Mornings:
For our high school students, we desire to see them “sit one and serve one”. We believe students in high school should be part of the corporate worship gathering with their families while also growing in their faith by helping serve within the church through various opportunities on a Sunday morning.  
 
 
Sunday Nights:
We meet from 6:00 - 8:00pm in suite 300 of our Totowa campus. Students can expect to play games, compete for prizes, worship with a band, hear an engaging sermon, and talk about faith and life in a small group with their leaders. Students are separated by grade and gender in eHS for their small group time.
Retreats & Special Events:
Throughout the year we’ll have a number of special events happening within eMS and eHS.
Stay tuned for announcements with more information!