Hello Parents!

The new school year is almost here (que the cheers of parents everywhere here), but we have had an amazing summer in Student Ministry! We are celebrating what God has done and the many decisions that were made for Him during Vertical Camp! If your student is one of those who made a decision, please keep reading to learn more about how the church wants to celebrate that decision! God moved in big ways through our student ministry, and we are so excited to see what He has in store for the school year!

Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance to you and your students. We are here for you.


These are the big events that are coming up in our student ministry!

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Are you wanting to get plugged in and serve?! Our annual Leadership Summit will be on Sunday, August 4th! All levels of connect group leadership are invited to attend. You WON’T want to miss it! We will kick off the night at 5pm with a delicious dinner, followed by a time of worship and a message at 6pm. At 7pm we will break out into the specific areas of ministry. This is for all CURRENT and NEW leaders! See you this Sunday!

Crossover is a Middle School event to welcome our new upcoming 6th graders! It will be at the Lakeland campus and will be for both Church at the Mall and Auburndale middle schoolers! This is an EPIC event that your middle schooler will not want to miss out on! The cost for Crossover will be $15! Here is the schedule!

  • 9am – Pancakes with Parents! This will be a great time for Pastor Chad and Shaela to spend time with all of the new upcoming 6th graders and their parents! This will also take place at our Auburndale Campus for students there with Pastor Curtis!

  • 10:30am – All other middle schoolers (all upcoming 7th and 8th grades) will arrive for Crossover. Auburndale students will meet at the Auburndale Campus at 10am to ride over to the Lakeland Campus.

  • 11:00am – Let the awesomeness begin!

  • 4:00pm – head home and we will see you the next day for PROMOTION SUNDAY!

All students will move up into their new grades!

Is God calling you to make a public profession of your faith by being baptized? Then we invite you to join us on Sunday, August 18th as we gather outside the large steps on our Lakeland campus to celebrate those who've answered that call! We will be celebrating with an outdoor baptism service that will take place in between our 9:15am and 10:45am services. This is for any and everyone to attend and take part in! If you would like to be baptized or get more information about baptism email us!

If you are interested in receiving event announcements via text message, just text the phrase mallstudents to the phone number 89800.

We love and care about the families in our ministry so deeply, and our heart is to serve you and your family in the best way we can! If there is anything we can do to help, please feel the freedom to let us know.

Luis and Chad
Colossians 1:28-29