You Belong Here.

Our vision for Waypoint Students is to make a way for students and families to BELONG to a community of faith that will help them BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as their Savior and go BEYOND themselves to live life with purpose through the Gospel. Our students meet on Wednesday nights at The Realm throughout the school year for a Midweek gathering at 6:30 PM. Our Life Groups are designed to give students a voice and a community to pursue life with Christ together. We invite you to follow us on instagram and subscribe to our email list! (requires a Waypoint Account)

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Our Midweek gatherings are a chance for students to embrace a relevant church environment that speaks to them with teaching, community, and worship. We want students to engage with their friends and faith as they learn what it means to follow Jesus. Midweek is for both middle and high school students on Wednesday nights from 6:30–8:00 PM at the Realm during the regular school year. Doors open at 6:15 PM.


Life Groups

Our Life Groups are designed to give students a voice and a community to pursue life with Christ together. Led by caring adult mentors, these Life Groups discuss a variety of life topics related to becoming more mature disciples of Jesus Christ. In a Life Group, you can be known, encouraged, prayed for, discipled, and held accountable. It’s a place where friendships are strengthened and memories are created.

Middle School Life Groups: Sundays at 9:00–10:15 AM at the Realm. (separated by gender and grade)

High School Life Groups: Sundays at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in homes separated by grade.  Occasionally, all high school life groups will meet together in Kin Coffee at our St. Charles campus.

Summer 2022, Middle School Life Groups are meeting during normal times. High School Life Groups are meeting for Waypoint Students University on Sundays at 9:00-10:15 AM at the Realm. Click "Waypoint Students University for more info.


Frequently Asked Questions

We have the best student team that is ready and excited to welcome your student into the ministry. Students do not need to register for a Life Group or Midweek service. We desire that your student feels like they BELONG every time they walk into The Realm (our student building). We want to connect with your student! If you are ready to lean in and take the next step to get them involved with our ministry, use the Questions form at the bottom of this page and we will be sure to connect them to our ministry!

We work hard to create an environment specifically designed for middle and high school students. This includes our Midweek services that involve high-energy worship, practical teaching, and community moments. We also encourage all of our students to join a life group where they will make deep, faith building connections with their peers and mentors. We also hold significant life-changing events such as mission trips, The WKND, Fall Flannel Formal, and Winter Wonderland. Every event and service is designed and planned to engage our current culture in a Gospel-centered way.

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At this moment, we have an amazing group of mentors who lead our student ministry here at Waypoint Church. We want you to serve where the Lord can use you in a mighty way, and we would love to find the perfect fit for you in Waypoint Students! If you are interested in serving with our student ministry, please contact Jenny.

We’d love to meet you! Midweek is a great place to see what we’re all about. Midweek is for both middle and high school students on Wednesday nights from 6:30–8:00 PM at the Realm during the regular school year. Doors open at 6:15 PM.


It’s easy! If you’re a middle school student, groups are made up of students separated by grade and gender. When you arrive on Sunday morning, you’ll be paired with a group accordingly.

If you’re in high school, you’ll be with a group of students in the same grade. To join a high school life group, please contact Kirk, our Student Pastor, to get connected!

This 6-week series will all be about the foundations of our faith. Specifically, what it truly means to be gospel-centered people. We use this word gospel all of the time, but it is foundational for our students to know and understand what it means to for their lives to be gripped by the good news of Jesus Christ.

This series will be broken down into 3 SECTIONS…
    1. What is the gospel?
    2. What does the gospel do in us?
    3. How does the gospel work through us?

So, this summer, our 8 weeks together in this study will be about answering these 3 critical questions.

We are learning together in Waypoint Students University.

Biblical Interpretation 101:

A study of the historical background, rules, principles, and methods of sound biblical interpretation. The purpose of this course is to launch the student into the arena of formal biblical analysis. The student needs specific information, tools, skills, and guidance for properly studying the Holy Scriptures. This course assists the learner in using basic Bible study tools in association with proper procedures for gathering raw data and processing that data such that it can be interpreted and applied to daily living.

Week 1 (June 5th): What is Biblical Interpretation?

Week 2 (June 12th): How to read the Bible.

  • How to read the Bible: Sentences
  • How to read the Bible: Paragraphs
  • How to read the Bible: Discourses

Week 3 (June 26th): Contexts-Meaning & Application.

  • Historical-Cultural Contexts
  • Who controls the meaning?
  • Levels of meaning.

Theological Survey 101:

This course is an introduction to the basic tenets of Christianity. There is an increasing need for believers to be acquainted with a general overview of the basic doctrines of scripture and the concept of the Christian life. The aim of this course is to give a rational and practical overview of Christian doctrine so that the student can understand what Christianity is about. In contrast to other courses that attempt to defend Christianity against opposing worldviews and religions, this course focuses on familiarizing students with the basic tenets of the Christian faith and the application of those beliefs to one's life.

Week 5 (July 10th): Doctrine 101

  • The Trinity
  • Christology
  • Pneumatology
  • Soteriology

Week 6 (July 17th): Doctrine 101

  • Ecclesiology
  • Eschatology
  • Applied Theology

Pastoral Apprenticeship 101:

Week 7 (July 24th): Peek behind the pastoral curtain.

  • How does your senior pastor prepare his sermons? Q&A w/ Bob Ingle

You can stay in the loop about what's happening in the Student ministry by  following us on Instagram and subscribing to our monthly email. (requires a Waypoint Account)

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Meet the Team

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Kirk Palmer

Student Pastor

Jenny Hoffeditz

Student Ministry Assistant

Adam Ingle

Student Ministry Coordinator


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