Parent Passages: Bridge 56

Ready or not…Middle School is here! Below you will find lots of helpful information as 6th grade students and families transition into the Student Ministry.

We are here to help as you make a fresh start in 6th grade and the Student Ministry. Let us know if you have any questions.

Student Ministry START Lunch

--a lunch meeting geared to inform + connect--

All 6th grade students and their families are invited to the Student Ministry START Lunch Saturday, August 9 at 12:00 p.m. in Hudson Hall. Here's how it works:

  • We will gather in Hudson Hall for lunch at noon.
  • We will provide a main dish for everyone.
  • We ask each family to bring a pot-luck style side item, dessert, or drinks to share with everyone.
  • Following lunch, we will introduce 6th Grade families to the Student Ministry

I need you to do two things:

  1. RSVP by completing the form below, or contact Julia Kasick by Wed. Aug. 6
  2. Be sure to tell / invite the other families of 6th Grade students to join you...
Fill out my online form.

You can contact Julia by calling 615.324.6126 or email

Sunday Bible Study

--options and info for Sundays--

There are three options for getting involved on Sundays:

8:00am - The Breakfast Club meets in the Connection Room 1002 at 8am. This early morning Bible study is specifically for middle school students, 6th-8th grade.

9:30-10:30 AM | Hudson Hall - All students gather for an introduction and examination of the truth we're exploring that day. From there, sixth graders move to breakout groups that meet in Connection Center rooms. During this time, students focus on a more in-depth look at applying God's Word to their lives. This is our largest gathering of students on Sunday.

11:00am - The 11:00 group meets in the Connection Room 1002 at 11:00am. This morning Bible study includes students in 6th-12th grade.

Wednesday LIFE Groups

--info about our small groups--

Small groups are a vital part of Brentwood Baptist Church. Each Wednesday night hundreds of students gather for worship and LifeGroups in the Connection Center. LifeGroups are grade and gender specific, which allows students to open up as they explore God's Word, study specific life issues, and build deep friendships. The foundation for our 6th grade LifeGroups is identity. LifeGroups start at 6:15pm each Wednesday and end by 7:45pm.

JourneyOn! for Students

--the 7-year strategy for your student--

JourneyOn! is our strategy for helping shape, guide, and move students towards a Christ-centered life. Each year, through LifeGroups, Sunday AM, worship, and ministry opportunities, we make the most of life's natural mile markers by merging student's questions and discussions into specific lanes by giving them biblically based answers. Journey On is the name of our discipleship emphasis here at BBC. Our hope is to meet students where they are, moving them forward to a Christ-centered life in a way best suited for their unique stage of life. Our students will have the opportunity, with their leaders, to discuss their faith in the context of foundational truths, spiritual disciplines, and "hot topics". These conversations will take place with a small group of their peers, friends who are making the journey with them. Life is often shaky but we want students to know that our relationship with Christ gives us a solid foundation.

During your child's seven years in the Student Ministry, they will explore these foundations:

  • 6th Grade - Identity
  • 7th Grade - Relationships
  • 8th Grade - Character
  • 9th Grade - Purpose
  • 10th Grade - Servant Leadership
  • 11th Grade - Absolute Truth
  • 12th Grade - Influence

Catalyst Events

--info for the upcoming year--

Each year we offer specific events geared to engage and challenge students to grow to love God and love others. We encourage students (and parents) to be involved in these events to maximize the opportunities for life-change. We are in the process of finalizing details and will be announced soon.