What we do at Illuminate Student Ministries
Throughout the year there are multiple events that take place. Here are a few:
Reverb, Middle School Mania, Summer Camp, Tampa Bay Rays Game, Guys’ Night, Girls’ Night, Fall Kick Off, Christmas Party, Out of School Bash, Tailgate parties, Family Night, Rock the Universe, The Escape Game, and plenty more.
 
We do a lot together, because we are a family. Here are a few things we do on a weekly basis and some big trips that we have going on. Seriously, we would love it if you joined us. The more the merrier!! 
WEEKLY
 “Illuminate” 
Every Wednesday Night from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This high energy, Christ-centered program meets in the youth building. Typically, we split it between Middle School Students and High School students, but all come together for worship. for more info, click here.
 
Illuminate Student Leadership
1st and 3rd Sunday at 1121 Louisiana St. Wauchula, FL.  | 9:00 a.m.
This group is for the student that believes God is calling them to be a Kingdom Worker and a world changer. One of our main goals as a youth group is to disciple students that have a desire to stand up for their faith today! This is a serious group that requires an application to join.
 
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Every Sunday Morning from 10:30- 12:00 a.m.
Jr. High and High School students attend the worship service with adults on Sunday mornings. If they are not worshipping, they are serving in Sunday B.L.A.S.T. a Kids World production. 
Monthly
Illuminate Adult Youth Leaders
FOURTH Sunday of every month
This isn’t for youth, rather the adults that help lead the youth. We want to let you know that we are a team and pour into each other because we want to take steps to better approach teaching your student about Christ. If you attend First Christian Church and are interested in helping out with the youth, simply schedule a meeting with Isaac! 
Yearly
Camps/ and Retreats
Times Vary
Please read over the camps and retreats below for a better description of what each event is. We love retreating from everyday life and traveling together as a group of students to encounter God and build relationships with each other. These are some of the best memories of a teenager’s life.
Camps/ Retreats
Wonder
Wonder Retreat
December 1-3, 2017
 
Our annual high school winter retreat encourages students to renew their walk with Christ. This weekend includes worship, break out groups, dynamic speakers and great memories. For High School Students only.
Reverb
January 19-21, 2018
 
ONE Student ministries hosts a weekend here at First Christian Church. The focus of the weekend is to build our walk with Christ in a small group format. Students stay at host homes which proves to be a great time to connect with others. 6-12 grade.
 
Registration begins October 25th!
Middle School Mania 2017
 
Serve Weekend
 
Middle School Mania
DATES TBD
 
For students in 5-8 grade. This weekend is packed full of nature, awesome memories, and reconnecting with God. Hosted at Lake Aurora.
 
Registration opens late November!
 
Serve Weekend
Sometime in March/ April
 
ONE Student ministries hosts a weekend at First Baptist Church in Wauchula FL. This weekend is for the student that has a growing desire to serve Christ. 6-12 grade.
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CIY MOVE
Summer Camp at Lake Aurora
Dates TBD
 
Each summer, 6th through 8th graders are invited to join us for loads of fun and the opportunity to nurture Christian values and grow lasting friendships with forever memories! Activities galore, devotion time, and growing closer to Jesus is what summer camp is all about!
CIY Move (High School Youth Conference)
Dates TBD
 
High school student are invited to join us for CIY Move, a 5-day event held all over the country designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become kingdom workers. Cost= $400