Encounter Camp Registration

June 11-16

For students 6-12th grade (just completed)

$155 (Scholarships available for students who need them)

Sign up by May 15. After May 15 the price increases to $175.

Click Here for more info and to register

Why Do we exist?

Straight Up Student Ministries exists because teenagers exist. We know that the years of adolescence
are some of the most formidable years of one's life. We want to make sure that our students
are getting a Biblical grasp on life while they are shaping their worldview. 

What is our Mission?

Our mission is to see students own their faith and glorify God. We want everything we do to point

Straight Up towards Jesus. We know that this can be a difficult time to walk and grow and we hope that students

build lasting relationship with each other and with Jesus so that they will carry their faith into their adult lives. 

We hope to prepare students to serve within their church, their school, and their community. 

We also hope to equip them to share the love of Christ to everyone they may come in contact with.

How do we

accomplish this?

We have a lot going on as a student ministry to help in the disciple making process. The main things we do in our discipleship efforts are our Sunday School classes and our Wednesday night program. 

Sunday School

On Sunday morning we have a class for 7th-9th grade and a class for 10th-12th grade. The main focus during these classes is Bible study. We believe that its good for students to not only read scripture but to understand it as well. We take time during Sunday School to dig into scripture as a group allowing ourselves to ask questions and to get to the author's intended interpretation of the scripture at hand.

Wednesday Night Youth Service

Our Wednesday night program is geared towards relationships. We believe that students need as many positive Christ based relationships as possible. Our typical Wednesday night program starts at 6:45 pm and ends at 8 pm. We usually start with a short game that gets students talking with one another while also relaxing them into a casual environment. Most Wednesday nights we have a time of worship through song followed by a lesson geared specifically for students. After the lesson, students break into small groups to discuss the lesson and how to apply it to everyday life. 

Encounter Camp

Each summer we take our group to the Kiamichi Mountains in Talihina, OK for a week to worship with hundreds of other Free Will Baptist teenagers. This week is the highlight of the summer for a lot of our students. Encounter Camp is a life changing week for everyone who attends. Over the years we've seen many students come to know Christ during Encounter Camp and begin their new life as Christ followers. Each year we see students commit to a deeper relationship with Christ and commit to being the best missionaries they can within their schools. Several trips to Encounter Camp have resulted in students surrendering to the call of ministry that God has placed on students lives'. In case you haven't figured it out, we make big deal about Encounter Camp because it is a big deal.

Mission Trips

Most summers we take a student ministry mission trip. We want for our students to get an idea of the importance of mission work as well as getting them outside of their bubbles to see the need for the Great Commission. We know that with out short time in these places we can't reach everyone, but we can do our best to reach some as well as give our students a good grasp on the need to share the gospel everywhere they are and everywhere the may go.

Fellowship Events

We love to have fun! We believe the best kind of fun is the kind you share with each other through the name of Jesus. We also believe that the best relationships are built through events in which we have fun and enjoy each other's presence. 

Upcoming Events

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...