Student Ministries

For more Middle School and High School Student Ministries information, please visit http://theislandlive.com

St. Martin’s Student Ministry continually aims to go deeper in our conversations about the grace of Jesus Christ and welcome as many students as possible into those conversations. Watch this video to learn more about our Sunday morning classes, weekend retreats, conferences, annual mission trips and more that help bring our students to a better understanding of the Gospel.

8th Grade Confirmation Parent Meeting
Sunday, December 14
10:15 – 11 a.m.
The Hope & Healing Center Auditorium (new location)
If you are a parent of an 8th grader, please join us for this informational meeting. Confirmation classes will begin for all 8th graders in January. For more information, contact Will Kulseth at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

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3rd Annual Conspire Conference

December 5 – 7
The Island

Conspire is a gathering of 6th – 12th grade students in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. The goal of the conference is for students to connect with one another and learn who they are in Christ. This year’s featured speakers are Ben Stuart, Executive Director of Breakaway (a non-denominational Bible study on the campus of Texas A&M University that serves
thousands of students weekly) and Gideon Tsang, Teaching Pastor at Vox Veniae Church in Austin, Texas. Recording artists Robbie Seay and The Robbie Seay Band will join us again to lead us in worship. In addition to workshops for middle school and high school students, there will be programming for college students, young adults and youth ministers. Last year, nearly 260 attended! We hope you’ll come check out Conspire this year as we fill The Island with students and adults who love Jesus, want to tell their story and have a great time doing it!

For more information contact Anthony Orona at 713-830-4110 or email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit conspireconference.com.

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Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354

Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354 at St. Martin’s is fun and a wonderful opportunity to teach life skills – leadership, ethics and more. The three promises of the Scout oath are: Duty to God and country; Duty to other people; and Duty to self. Based on this premise, the adult leadership works to bring the young men in he organization to independence and true self-reliance as they progress through the advancement program. This “boy-lead” concept enables young men to lead, make decisions, budget and plan for events. It is through these experiences they gain a greater understanding of themselves. More than 145 Eagle Scouts have come from Boy Scout Troop 354 since 1957. The troop meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Center. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information, contact Walt Schroeder, Scout Master, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Mission Trips

2014 was a hugely successful year for St. Martin’s Student Ministry Mission trips. Nearly 70 middle and high school students served Jesus and those less fortunate while also making friends, learning about and discussing their Christian faith, and, of course, having lots of fun.

Middle School Mission Trip
June 14 – 18
Port Aransas, Texas

Middle school students are invited to participate in a mission trip to the Texas coast this summer to serve the community of Port Aransas.

High School Mission Trip
July 12 – 18
East coast

After going to San Francisco in 2014, our high school students are looking forward to going to the East coast in 2015 to serve in ministry helping others.

Please visit theislandlive.com for more updates about our 2015 trips.

Acolytes

All 7th – 12th grade students are welcome to acolyte. The job of the acolyte is to assist the priest in charge of a worship service and enhance the worship service to help glorify God. Responsibilities include lighting and extinguishing the altar candles, and in assisting with the offering and other duties during the services. If you are interested, we are in need of acolytes for Sunday mornings at all services. We place students on “teams” to serve at the service of their choice. There will be several training sessions starting in the fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Anthony Orona at 713-830-4110 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Acolyte Schedules

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