7-1-7 Students strives to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where students can ask questions and learn more about the grace of Jesus. Through relationships with Student Ministries and their peers, students will develop a deep sense of community and connectedness to the Body of Christ.
To learn more about our weekly programs, annual mission trips and weekend retreats, keep scrolling down this page. You’ll find contact information for the Student Ministries Team on the right side of this page.
Week 1 – Sep. 13 — Who’s Talking to My Kids About Inappropriate Adult Online Content?
Week 2 – Sep. 20 — How Do I Talk To My Kids About Inappropriate Adult Online Content?
Week 3 – Sep. 27 — Defend Your Home with a Tech Strategy.
BIG SUNDAY Stories
This is a special BIG Sunday as we are joining the Outreach Ministries’ presentation ‘Love People Not Pixels.’ For this Sunday only, we will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Watch for more information on the BIG Sundays for October 11 and November 15!
We are meeting on Wednesdays this year!
Beginning Wednesday, Sep. 23
6:30–8 p.m. via Zoom
Middle School ID: 949 5175 4882
High School ID: 962 8279 1076
In an effort to encourage students to take an active role in our church life and participate more fully in our Sunday worship, Life Groups have been moved to Wednesday evenings. We will breakout by groups for a time of study and discussion on biblical perspectives that guide our lives today.
Middle School Retreat – Decisions, Decisions!
Saturday, Oct. 17
For students in 6th through 8th grade
Most of our day is filled with decisions—large and small. Do I hit snooze on my phone or wake up and get ready? Cereal or eggs for breakfast? What should I wear? Definitely not that! While most of our daily decisions don’t come with big consequences, we do occasionally have to make choices that will affect us later, and that can be scary! The good news is that God’s word and the Holy Spirit help provide wisdom for us to make decisions that lead to perfect peace, for now, and for later. Join us for some great discussions, great fun and great fellowship.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Hope and Healing Center & Institute Auditorium (Subject to change due to Coronavirus)
This meeting is for all parents with students in at least 8th Grade who are looking to be confirmed in 2021. We will introduce the course leaders and topics, and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about our Spring confirmation program.
Nothing says Christmas like presents, food and ugly Christmas sweaters!
Our annual Christmas Crash is the best way to celebrate, so bring a friend, some cookies to share and don’t forget that sweater!
We’ll play games, hear the Christmas story and there may be a dancing Christmas tree running around.
This event is open to all students in grades 6–12. Friends are welcome. We will collect cookies to donate to RaiseUp Families.
Feast of Lights Service and Acolyte Appreciation Dinner
Sunday, Jan. 10
Feast of Lights Service
This beautiful candlelight service takes the light of Christ into the world literally with our actions and symbolically through candles. Members of the Acolyte Ministry will be commissioned and recognized during the service for their contributions to enhancing worship to help glorify God.
Acolyte Appreciation Dinner
Immediately following the service
2021 Confirmation Class
Sundays, Feb. 7–May 2
Confirmation 2021 is for all our students who have yet to confirm their faith as an adult. Together we’ll take time to explore the Christian faith and life as member of St Martin’s. Join us for a weekly lunch, a short talk and lots of time for questions as we find out more about what it means to be a Christian in the world today.
As part of the Confirmation program, we go on a retreat together to Camp Allen from Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24 for games, activities and campfires, but also to learn about worship and prayer. Most of all, it’s a great chance to get to know one another.
High School Retreat – IMPACT
Friday–Sunday, Feb. 19–21
For students in 9th through 12th grade
Join us for our first Impact Houston weekend this spring! High schoolers, are you ready for an amazing weekend of service around our city, learning about the root causes of poverty and working with organizations that focus on helping the less fortunate?. In addition to serving with partner organizations, expect fun and a few adventures. It’s going to be a weekend to remember! Registration is open now.
Summer 2021 will be an exciting one for middle school students and student ministers as we return to Waco once again to work with our friends at Mission Waco. Students will help the impoverished of this community in many ways. Activities for the week may include cleaning, mowing, painting, sanding and construction, and leading camp activities such as games, crafts and Bible lessons in low-income neighborhoods. This will be a great time of fellowship, fun and helping fellow Texans in need. All students entering 6th grade in fall of 2020 through students graduating 8th grade in May are welcome to participate in this mission.
This summer our high school students will be returning to West Palm Beach, Florida, with our Student Ministry team to continue work with our Episcopal mission partner at Hearts of Palm. This has been a favorite trip for our high schoolers as they get to see first hand how their efforts help this community and improve the lives of those they serve. We welcome all students entering 9th grade in fall 2020 through seniors who graduate in spring 2021 to come with us as we reach out to serve and love others.
This is an opportunity for students in high school to have a more active role in the life of St. Martin’s, both in the greater church community and in youth ministry.
We will ask students to commit to a year of serving, leading and working with by the student ministries’ team and a mentor. Students will have leadership responsibilities on Sundays and Wednesdays that go beyond showing up.
Request and complete our application (contact Amanda at email below)
Interview with a student ministries staff member
Attend a one-day training
The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the church. The word “acolyte” means “follower” or “one who helps.” In addition to carrying flags, banners, torches and crosses during the service, acolytes also assist the Clergy of St. Martin’s with preparing the altar for Holy Communion. These are important and vital roles that are central to our worship at St. Martin’s, and help to develop a sense of reverence and understanding for the tradition of the Episcopal worship service.
The St. Martin’s Acolyte Ministry requires a one-year commitment. We try our best to schedule you to serve at the service time of your choice. Depending on the number of acolytes, you will serve one to two times per month.
Students in 6th–12th grade are invited to serve in The Church for Sunday worship services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 6 p.m.
If you would like to serve as an acolyte, click the button below to sign up. (must be filled out on a computer)
St. Martin’s Youth Choir for girls 6th–12th grade challenges older singers with more difficult music while preparing them for become active, contributing members of our Parish. Click here for more information.