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68 Wednesday Night Alive


912 Wednesday Night Alive


Power Connection

June 25-27, 2021

Pella, Iowa

Power Connection Registration is here and is only open for a short time, so sign up fast. This year Power Connection is in Pella, Iowa, and on June 25th - 27th and is only $225. Power Connection is for current 6th-8th graders. If you would like to register your teen, then go to the link below and sign them up. Registration closes on April 20th, so don't wait. Contact John Ritchey at johnritchey@meredithdrive.org for questions.

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Senior Sunday

Sunday, May 2, 10:00 AM, The Bridge campus


We will celebrate Senior Sunday on May 2 at The Bridge combined outdoor worship service. All seniors graduating from high school or college are welcome to submit their information and a picture to the form below by Monday, April 26. We will include it in our Senior Celebration! 

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About Student Ministry

The vision of Student Ministries at MDRC is lifelong discipleship that reflects Christ. To attain this Vision we focus on our Mission: to Love God and neighbor as Christ commanded, to Grow in knowledge of God and self, to Worship in Spirit and truth, and to Go and make disciples as Christ commissioned. 

Wednesday Night Alive Options

68 Ministry (Grades 6-8) – Winter 2021

Parents, please consider the following while making the best registration decisions for your child(ren) this fall. We are currently meeting in-person and online.

In-person and Online Ministry Model

  • Worship and Main Teaching: Livestream option available. In-person option located in The Bridge worship center. Chairs will be set up socially distanced for students and leaders.
  • Small-Group Component: Online Zoom video option will be available for any student who will not be attending a small group in person. Students attending in person will be socially distanced in small group settings.
  • Core Values: Discipleship and Relationship Building geared toward the spiritual, social, and emotional development of middle school-aged students. Emphasis on relationship building.

68 Wednesday Night Alive Schedule

  • 6:20-6:30 PM – Arrival and check-in of 6th-8th grade students in person at The Bridge. Students arrive at the Bridge, check in with small group leader, and go directly to a socially distanced seat in the sanctuary.
  • 6:30-7:00 PM – Worship and Teaching socially distanced in the The Bridge worship center/Livestreamed.
  • 7:00-7:25 PM – Small groups of students graded by age and gender.
  • Students are to leave the building as soon as the leader releases their small group.

912 Ministry (Grades 9-12) – Winter 2021

Parents, please consider the following while making the best registration decisions for your student(s) this fall. We are currently meeting in-person and online.

In-person and Online Ministry Model

  • Worship and Main Teaching: Livestream option available. In-person option located in The Bridge worship center. Chairs will be set up socially distanced for students and leaders.
  • Small-Group Component: Online Zoom video option will be available for any student who will not be attending a small group in person. Students attending in person will be socially distanced in small group settings.
  • Core Values: Discipleship and Relationship Building geared toward the spiritual, social, and emotional development of high school-aged students. Emphasis on relationship building.

912 Wednesday Night Alive Schedule

  • 7:35-7:45 PM – Arrival and check-in of 9th-12th graders at The Bridge. Students arrive at the Bridge, check in with small group leader, and go directly to a socially distanced seat in the sanctuary.
  • 7:45-8:15 PM – Worship and Teaching socially distanced in The Bridge worship center/Livestreamed.
  • 8:15-8:45 PM – Small groups of students graded by age and gender.
  • Students are to leave the building as soon as the leader releases their small group.


Key Programming Decisions

  • Wednesdays will be dedicated to Student Ministry only. Sundays dedicated to Kids Ministry only.
  • No Wednesday night Kids Ministry or Sunday Student Ministry.
  • 2020-21 Profession will be put on hold this year. We plan to implement a joint 8th and 9th-grade opportunity for the 2021-2022 year. If a student desires to profess their faith publicly before the 2021-2022 opportunity, we ask parents to contact us to discuss individualized opportunities.
  • Social distancing and masks are required indoors for all students, leaders.
  • No food or game time will be offered at this time. We will continue to evaluate as the year goes on.


Considerations for Wednesday Night Alive

  • We’ve worked to create robust online options that can be utilized by all students if need be. If closure of the church or specific ministry groups is warranted based on current government/health pandemic conditions, all Kids Ministry/Student ministry programming will default to our online options.

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Student Ministry Staff

The vision of Student Ministries at Meredith Drive Reformed Church is lifelong discipleship that relects Christ. To attain this Vision we focus on our Mission: to love God and neighbor as Christ commanded, to grow in knowledge of God and self, to worship in spirit and truth, and to go and make disciples as Christ commissioned.

Meet our Staff

Volunteer for Student Ministry

Student Ministry coordinators are getting the final touches on all of their programming and activities to welcome students back to Wednesday Night Alive. We are in need of a few volunteers. Have you ever thought God was nudging you to help out? Student Ministry could be the perfect fit. We encourage you to give it a try. Guiding our students on Wednesday evenings for about an hour through the year is rewarding not just for them but also for our volunteers. Each year brings deeper growth and connection towards knowing God's love and guiding our students to deepening their faith in Jesus. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or want to learn more about our Student Ministry program, please contact John Ritchey

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