Student Ministry

We are so excited to travel to Prichard, Alabama, again this summer! This will be our fifth year serving at Light of the Village’s summer Bible camps. Camp includes Bible study, games, music, sports, skits, crafts and more, but the highlight is investing in and developing relationships with the children that Light of the Village serves. This trip is an incredible opportunity for our students to see God at work and to take part in the mission of God by serving and loving His people. We spend our days in Alabama serving, and at night we come together for a daily recap, worship, and a devotion.


The trip is June 17-23. On Sunday, June 17, we will attend the 9:15 service and the beginning of the 11 o’clock service at BP as a team, and head for ‘Bama after a quick lunch that will be provided. We will travel to Prichard on a charter bus. Time spent traveling is sometimes when the greatest bonds are formed as a team. We’ll stop in Tallahassee for a dinner break and arrive at Government Street Baptist Church in Mobile around 9 p.m. We will return to STF the evening of Saturday, June 23.  The cost of the trip is $400.


If you’re interested in taking part in our Student Ministry summer mission trip to Alabama, email with the name of the attendee and the parent or guardian’s name and phone number, as well as any other questions or personal information you may have. Someone from the student team will contact you within seven days of receiving your email.


NOTE: This trip is NOT eligible for community service hours.

Attention, all middle and high school students, including graduating seniors and rising 5th-graders! You are invited to join us this year for our biggest and most exciting summer ever! July 9-13, we will be going to Camp Kulaqua in High Springs (near Gainesville).

This will be a five-day camp where students can create memories to last a lifetime.Our students will enjoy many fun activities, stay in clean and comfortable cabins, meet new friends and participate in relationship-building community groups, be challenged through team building and competitions, participate in high-energy and relevant worship, and hear the proclamation and teaching ofGod’s Word from a variety of dynamic speakers.

Activities include: a rock-climbing wall with zip lining and rappelling, canoes, wave pool, lazy river, springs with a BLOB and diving board, games, and much more!

Early-bird special, March 12 – May 20, $325
Standard camp registration, May 21 – July 8, $350

Choose the High School Registration if you are a student currently in grades 8-12.

Choose the Middle School Registration if you are a student currently in grades 5-7.

RISE Middle School Ministry

Middle school service is held on Wednesday evenings at the Ballast Point Campus from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Our service includes a game, worship and a lesson from one of our teachers.  Teaching at RISE focuses on age-appropriate, Biblical concepts that have direct application to our students lives today.

Middle school is where we believe students begin to take ownership of their faith and start to walk independently in their relationship with Christ.  Our middle school small groups are led by awesome volunteers who make a year-long commitment to invest in the lives of the middle school students – you’ll see your child connect with their small group leader in person at weekly small groups (on Wednesday nights), virtually through texting, social media like Instagram, and through social activities like small group outings and the attendance of school sporting events. It is our goal to get your student connected in community with peers who can build them up according to God’s will for their life and hold them accountable as they walk that path. Plus, we have a pretty good time while we’re at it.

For more information on RISE, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or call us at the office at 813-251-1515.

WAKE High School Ministry

WAKE meets Sunday nights (6 – 8:00 p.m.) for a time of fun, worship and teaching that will challenge our high school students to make an impact for Christ wherever they go.
Because we emphasize the importance of community and accountability at WAKE, we offer grade- and gender-based small groups that meet throughout the week all around South Tampa. Our goal is to come alongside families and foster each student’s growth in their relationship with Christ, to encourage boldness in their faith as they are on mission in their schools and communities, and to represent Jesus in all they do. Certainly, the high school years aren’t without their struggles, and our student small group leaders are well equipped to walk through those seasons. You’ll see your student connect with their small group leaders and peers with the foundation of Christ, and you’ll see a deep commitment to biblical accountability and scriptural teachings as those relationships grow.
To find out more about WAKE, fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page, or call us at the office at 813-251-1515.

Find your Student Ministry Community Group

In both of our STF Student Ministries, we emphasize the importance of accountability through connecting in community. The greatest way we know how your student can do that is by joining a community group. Click on the button below to be redirected to our groups page, and then click on Group Type to choose high school or middle school.

STF Student Ministry Staff

Ally Richie

Ally Richie

Girl's Student Ministry Director | ext. 213

Charlie Thiemann

Charlie Thiemann

Student Ministry Director | ext. 211

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