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.
Wednesdays to December 9
6:30–8 p.m. via Zoom
Middle School ID: 949 5175 4882
High School ID: 962 8279 1076
Middle school and high school students, we want you to join us Wednesday nights for Life Groups. Together, let’s discuss our faith questions, go deeper into our personal relationship with Jesus and form friendships that help us to live out our faith.
Parents of students 8th grade and above are invited to this informational meeting explaining Confirmation for their children. Registration is now open at bit.ly/2021studentconfirmation. All being well, classes will begin with a retreat to Camp Allen Jan. 22–24.
All social distancing and safety protocol will be observed by all attendees.
Sunday, Dec. 13
Student Life Center
All students Grade 6–12 are welcome. Bring at least a dozen cookies for RaiseUp Families.
Nothing says Christmas like presents, food, and ugly Christmas sweaters! Our annual Christmas Crash is the best way to celebrate, so bring some cookies, your holiday spirit and don’t forget that sweater! We’ll play games, hear the Christmas story, and we may even spot a dancing Christmas tree running around.
All social-distancing and safety protocols will be observed.
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.