McClendon Student Ministry, grades 6th through 12th,  is driven by the overall purpose of the church: to make a spiritual impact on individuals locally and worldwide so as to grow  strong followers of Christ. Our students are guided and encouraged to become a part of our church fellowship to be identified as the body of Christ and to be known, loved on, and held accountable. Group Bible Studies (divided in grade levels) is our evangelistic arm through the teaching of the Bible.  Discipleship on Sunday evening strives to strengthen faith and offer our students opportunities to minister to others.  Worshiping God is our reason for existence; everything we do is done to worship HIM.  Our students through Mission-Serve, are a part of changing the world one city at a time. Each summer they  are involved in a ministry project; and throughout the year, there are ministry events in the church and the community.


Group Bible Studies

The Thread from youthministry360 is designed to accomplish two simple things. First, your students will learn the big-picture story of Scripture. Secondly, your students will learn what the Gospel is, and how it literally courses through the narrative of Scripture.]

      • 6th grade-11th grades – The Thread—Discovering the Thread of the Gospel through the big-picture story of the Bible
      • 12th grade – Students will go through The Thread Bible study as well as a discipleship tract that is designed to prepare them for life after high school (Apologetics, Finance, and Theology).

Youth Group Bible Study classes meet at 9:4o am in the Student Building on the first and second floor.


Student Life Camp for 6th-11th Grade: at Shocco Springs Talladega, Alabama
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Student Life Camp for Seniors: at Orange Beach, Alabama

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Discipleship is a lifelong process God uses to grow us to be more like Christ, to build up and strengthen the believers. Sunday night discipleship groups for guys and girls are taught at 5:00-5:45 in the second floor MPR in the Children’s building.


Mission Serve

Our students serve with other students from around the United States to meet physical and spiritual needs through construction; roofing, painting, clean up, etc. Students will advance the gospel and answer God’s call to make disciples. Students must have completed the 8th grade, be an active member in McClendon, have participated in projects (fall festival, Nashville Nights, etc.) Students must also take part in a 4 week Bible study in preparation for the trip.

Current Project: Birmingham, AL

When: July 9-15 Cost: $250

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Disciple Now Weekend

Disciple Now 2017: RELENTLESS

Disciple Now Weekend has been scheduled for March 17-19 2017, updates will be posted here, as well as our Facebook page. Follow the link below to register! Also if you have not filled out a new Parental Consent Form you will need to print out a 2017 Form and turn it in as well.


2017 Parental Consent Form 

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