Grove Students

What is Grove Students about?

We want to make disciples.

This is the mission of the church and so it is the main focus of our student ministry. Our goal with Grove Students is to make disciples of Jesus who are able to then make disciples also. Life is too short and Jesus is too important for this not to be the primary focus of Grove Students.

We want our students to own their faith.

Rather than students seeing The Grove as something their parents are doing, we want students to understand that this is their choice and The Grove is their church. Many of the conversations at Midweek are focused on students wrestling with issues of faith and worldview for themselves so that will be equipped and “ready at any time to give a defense to anyone who asks them for a reason for the hope that is in them.” 1 Peter 3:15

We want to find community.

God is not opposed to fun and neither are we. We love to see students form lifelong friendships and develop a community to help them as they work through middle and high school.

Kid eating a snack at Grove Kids.
Kids playing at Grove Kids.
Girl smiling at Grove Kids.

 — Who leads Grove Students?

Garrett Wood is the Director of this program for middle and high school students. If you have a student in this age group in your home, contact Garrett for more information at


 — What is Midweek? —

Midweek is our weekly gathering in the middle of the week for students that are in grades 7 through 12. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 at The Grove Office in Downtown Clermont (761 W Montrose St).
In our meetings, we seek to accomplish the three goals for Grove Students as noted above. We center our time on studying the Bible and also enjoy a time of fellowship and prayer.

 — Do you do anything outside of Midweek? —

In addition to our weekly meeting, we periodically get together for special activities (bowling, retreats, summer camps, etc.) and seek missions opportunities.
We also want to encourage every student to get involved on their own in the life of the church. Whether that’s joining a small group or serving on a Sunday morning ministry team, there are a number of ways we encourage students to view The Grove not as their parents church, but as their church.
Our hope in doing this is to prepare students for when they graduate and go to college. We want to best prepare them to have their own faith and see the regular involvement of life in a church so that they are equipped for a life of faithfulness rather than becoming another statistic of a Christian child going to college and fallign away from the faith.