Jr. High Youth


The Jr. High ministry at SPC is designed to bring Jr. High students to a closer relationship with Christ and how they mesh that relationship with the world around them. And, of course, have a lot of fun doing it. This happens through our four major programs SUSTAIN, BUILD, ENGAGE and SERVE, plus retreats, camps, mission trips and other fun activities.

For more information, contact Matt Smith via e-mail at (click to e-mail Matt) or call 317-534-2900.



The primary focus of SUSTAIN is for students to dig deeper into God’s Word, gain theological understanding and learn about specific church doctrine.

Sustain” means to keep in existence; to maintain; to provide sustenance for; to endure; to uphold the validity of; to confirm. Without spending time studying God’s Word, our faith will not be sustained.

SUSTAIN is an opportunity for students to learn God’s word along with other believers so their faith will be able to stand up to the challenges of life’s demands.

Sundays at 9:25 a.m.


The primary focus of Build is to develop leaders and teach students how to share their faith with the people around them.

Build” means to create or develop; to grow or intensify. We want to learn what it means to be "kingdom builders."

Through Build we want students who already have a faith commitment to be equipped with the tools to help them become effective leaders in their church, school and the communities where they live.

Check the Jr. High Ministry calendar on the website for meeting dates.


The primary focus of Engage is outreach.

Engage” means to pledge oneself; to involve; to attract and hold (the attention of); to mesh. It's important to be engaging those around us in order to be able to bring them toward Christ.

At Engage, we want students (Christians and non-Christians alike) to engage with God and with one another in the context of the body of Christ. Our desire is for kids already plugged into the Jr. High ministry to invite their friends so they may grow in their faith or come to know Christ.

Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


The primary focus of SERVE is to help students see beyond themselves by serving others in the community (on the south side as well as all over the city of Indianapolis).

Serve” means to meet the needs of. Showing the love of Christ also means meeting the physical needs of those we meet.

God always provides for our needs, so we want to help our students learn how to meet the needs of the people around them. Whether it’s by painting, cleaning, landscaping, picking up trash, or through many other ways they can be of service to others, SERVE is an opportunity for students to physically share this loving quality of God with the world. I Peter 4:10 - “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

This is scheduled as opportunities arise.