Welcome to our Middle School Youth Ministry page. We are so glad you are wanting to know more about what’s going on at Westover, and would love to help you find a home here. Given the current world climate, our weekly programming looks quite a bit different than it normally would, but know that we are committed to continuing to meet in a safe and responsible way for as long as is necessary. If you have any questions, please email us at youth@westover.org.

Sunday Nights: Middle School Camp at the Cavness Softball Field led by Andrew Lang and the MS Team.
This is a time for us middle schoolers to come together to build community, play, learn, listen, and explore our identity in Christ. As middle schoolers, it is important for us to speak words of truth to one another and hear them from trusted friends, and we’re so excited to be able to do this during this fall semester! We’ll have bottled water, shady spaces, hand sanitizer, extra masks, clean restrooms, and time to be in community with each other and our God. So bring a mask and a lawn chair and let’s be together from 6:00-7:30pm!

For more information on Sundays & Wednesdays, or to be added to our email list, please email youth@westover.org.

Middle School Retreat – Feb 1-3
Step 1: Fill out registration form  or go here
Step 2: Fill out the  Parental Consent Form if you have not done so for 2019

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Youth Calendar Oct 2018 – May 2019
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For more information on events, please email youth@westover.org.

Combined Middle School and High School Devos
Held monthly at Westover, this is an opportunity for our 6th through 12th grade students to worship together, hear a personal testimony from a teen, and share a meal together.
Camp Buckner
Camp Buckner is a camp toward the end of the summer designed exclusively for middle school students. Students spend a lot of time in worship and spiritual disciplines as they learn to deepen their relationship with God. The grounds at Buckner are perfect for middle school students, complete with a huge water slide, high ropes course, pool for swim-in movies, and a blob! Camp Buckner is one of the most popular and fun activities of the summer.
Faith Story

Faith Stories is a series of parenting classes designed to help parents share their faith with their children and navigate the various milestones in their children’s lives.

Faith Story: Parents of Kindergarteners
August 30th, September 6th & 13th, 2015

This three week class for parents of Kindergarten students is designed to help parents share their faith with their children in order to help their children navigate the various milestones leading up to middle school.

Faith Story: Baptism
September 20th & 27th, 2015

This is an adult class for parents of a child or teen who wants to be baptized or was just baptized.

Faith Story: Senior Students and Parents
October 18th & 25th, 2015

This class for senior students and their parents is designed to help students prepare for college and talk about what it looks like to follow Jesus after leaving home.

Faith Story: New Parents
January 10th, 17th, & 24th, 2016

This three week class will discuss how to raise children who are Jesus-followers. It is for people who want children, are pregnant, are adopting, or just had a child.

Faith Story: 8th Grade Students and Parents
April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 2016

This three week class for 8th grade students and their parents is designed to help parents share their faith with their children and prepare students to be Jesus-followers in high school.

Faith Story: Parents of 5th Grade Students
May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2016

This three week class for parents of 5th graders is designed to help parents share their faith with their children in order to help their children navigate the various milestones in middle school.

Girl's Retreat
This is a fun, outreach oriented lock-in for girls grades 6-12. We spend time worshipping, praying, and hearing testimonies about matters pertinent to young women today. We also have a pajama fashion show, games, a dance party and lots of silliness!
Guy's Retreat
The guys retreat focuses on issues specifically applicable to middle and high school guys’ lives. We’ll spend time in discussion and honest communication about God’s call on our lives. We’ll also eat lots of junk food and probably play some video games. The guys retreat is designed to meet guys right where they are!
This Abilene Christian University Leadership Camp is designed for middle school students to experience faith with their heads and their hearts. To do this, students are challenged to work out their faith in small group discussions, leadership challenges, and exciting and unique devotionals. The curriculum is focused on a single theme, and each day students work in their small groups to gain a fresh perspective applicable to their everyday lives. MPulse is more than just another camp; it’s faith coming alive in the hearts of a generation at a turning point in their spiritual journey. This camp is one week long each summer in the month of June. MPulse takes 200 campers each session who stay in the dorms on the ACU campus. MPulse is for teens that have completed 6th-8th grades. Westover attends MPulse 1, for which sign-ups are held online in early November.
MS Retreat
Every winter we have a retreat for our entire middle school group. The group and lots of KidSafe volunteers retreat to the Texas hill country for small group bible study, discussion, solo time, personal reflection, worship, in depth sharing, and fun! This is one of the highlights of our year, and all are welcome, so we encourage you to join us!
Parent Huddles
This informal gathering, which is led by former huddle leaders, allows parents to discuss issues pertinent to families and faith. Come join us on Sunday nights in room C201 for dessert and coffee, and take advantage of this opportunity to connect with other parents!
Service Projects
We give our middle school students opportunities to serve the city of Austin every other week during the summer months. Students serve in an area of need, eat lunch together, and return to the building to play volleyball for a while.
Scholarship Policies
Partial and full scholarships are available to all families who have a financial need. We do not want money to ever be a barrier that keeps your children from attending youth events.
In order to have enough funds to provide the amount of requested scholarships, we do ask that each family pay whatever they are able to pay for each event—even if it’s only $5.00.
We also believe that creating buy-in with families is important, so if you are unable to give anything monetarily, we ask that you or your child volunteer to help with a youth event.
If you would like to request a scholarship, please email youth@westover.org.
Youth Calendar Oct 16 – May 17

For more information on the calendar, please email youth@westover.org.

Westover relies on volunteers to run our Children’s and Youth programs, and all volunteers are required to be KidSafe certified. If you have been a member of the Westover family for at least 6 months we would love to have you join KidSafe. To start the process for KidSafe certification, please complete the online application here. You should receive an email with a link to our online training as the next step. If you have any questions regarding the process, you may email ministrysafe@westover.org. We will do our best to answer any questions you might have about the process and Westover’s commitment to the safety of our children and volunteers.

If you are already KidSafe certified, don’t forget that you need to get re-certified every two years to stay current. If you haven’t received a link for the online renewal training, please email ministrysafe@westover.org so we can verify that we have your correct email address.

Help Youth Volunteer Application
Youth Training Permission

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