WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
When we moved here from South Carolina about 5 years ago, I was lost and didn’t have any friends. When I visited VRSM and was welcomed with a warm smile, I felt like I had found a second home. Christ has really changed my life through the meaningful discussions and wonderful community I have experienced at VRSM. It truly is a life-changing group!
I love VRSM because everyone there loves one another like family. The whole ministry is very inclusive and all the leaders are easy to talk to in times of struggle and are there to support you when you succeed. I have made some of my best friends through the ministry and also been able to watch each other grow in Christ and grow together, which has been one of my favorite things since joining the ministry!
VRSM has helped me grow spiritually by showing me what it’s like to love Jesus and love others, but also how to put that into practice by serving the community and laughing together. My relationship with Jesus would not be as strong as it is today without VRSM and the many people and leaders who have invested in me.
VRSM has shown me the purpose and joy found in having Godly community. Being able to walk alongside such a great group of people has made it easier to be bold and grow in my faith. The people here are so special and their love for the Lord is evident by how they love others and invite them into our student ministry. VRSM has taught me how to pursue a deeper faith and seek Christ above all other things.
A WORD FROM THE PASTOR
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SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:30 AM
On Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, 6th-12th-grade students attend the VRBC Worship Service together. Students are welcome to sit
with their families or with the Student Ministry on the
front left side of the worship center.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GROW GROUPS
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 11 AM
Each Sunday morning during the Grow Group semester, our Middle School students gather in the Student Area on the 2nd Floor for Grow Groups after the worship service. At Grow Groups, we grow as individuals and as a community by studying the Bible, building deeper friendships, and discovering what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our schools, with our friends, and with our neighbors. Also . . . donuts!
HIGH SCHOOL GROW GROUPS
SUNDAY EVENINGS AT 5 PM
During the Grow Group semester, High School students meet at homes throughout the community on Sunday nights. It’s a great time of fellowship as we study God’s Word together! Make sure to stay connected through Remind to find out where your group will be meeting.
MS: 6 TO 8 PM | HS: 7 TO 9 PM
MDWK is the best night of the week! We meet in the Student Area for games, food, fellowship and Bible study. MDWK is a great time to bring friends and get connected to the Student Ministry.
We gather in Family Groups once a month for fun evenings of mentoring, serving, and just hanging out. These are unique and amazing groups to be a part of as this is the family you serve with on our yearly mission trip! Check out the calendar for the next Family Group Night.
Mental health is something that everyone, especially parents, should be educated about and take very seriously. The Grace Alliance is an organization in Waco that hopes to connect, care for, and support families and individuals seeking mental health recovery.
The Digital Kids Initiative provides information and resources for parents, youth workers, and educators to help kids navigate their digital world.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
Founded in 1985 by Jim Burns, Homeword is designed to equip families for success. Homeword does this through daily radio programs, an extensive web site — with one of the best monthly parent newsletters you can find anywhere — and lots of quality print material.
FORMS & HANDOUTS
The Center for Parent and Youth Understanding is committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. This is an excellent equipping site for parents — plenty of articles, blogs, videos, free resources, etc!