DeepWater Student Ministry

At DeepWater we love the next generation and are excited to see middle and high school students connect to God and also connect with a group of people that will encourage them.  And have no doubt, we want to have lots of fun together!


6th-12th Graders are invited to join us starting Wednesday, September 26 at St. Mark's Church and every following Wednesday!  

Want to know more?  Please see below for some answers to some frequently asked questions

Whats Up?! I'm Paul Coleman!

Hey!  So I'm the pastor of DeepWater, but I am also a 15 year veteran of student ministry and still think middle & high school students are awesome! 


Students, youth, teenagers...whatever people like to call them...they are really important to DeepWater and that's why we are starting our young church with them in mind.  We are a new group and so it is a perfect time for MS & HS students to get plugged-in and we promise to do our best to make everyone feel welcome.  When students get together we want to play games, hang out with friends, eat some food and also learn from the Bible - we believe that it is possible to have a great balance of fun and focused time.  Already we have some great volunteers that are going to bring lots of energy and passion to the group (and it helps that they are younger that me!).  


Anyways, as you can tell I am excited and am looking forward to seeing a new student ministry form in our city.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Who is invited to DeepWater Student Ministry?: 

6th-12th graders



Do you divide the grades?: 


There are times when we will all be together and times when we will split ms & hs for discussion

*In the future as the group grows, it is our desire to have separate middle & high school groups.



What times does the group meet?: 


Wednesdays - 6:30-8pm
*Group will meet each Wednesday, except for the following: 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26 this fall.



Where does the group meet?:  


300 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms - St. Mark's Church - most Wednesday's look for us in the green space to the right of the church!



What happens during student ministry?: 


During our time together we will have some free time, play an organized game or two, hear a lesson that is relevant to students and participate in smaller discussion groups.  And some weeks we will have dinner, which we will let you know on those weeks so you can plan.



What else do you have planned for students?:  


We already have a date for our first retreat and it is going to be epic!  November 16-18, 2018 will be our Fall Retreat and so look for more information and an online sign-up soon!

Fall Retreat FORM HERE & ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE!



Is it safe for my child to be a part of the Student Ministry?


Yes, absolutely. From background checks for all of our leaders to Ministry Safe online training to a 7 youth to 1 adult ratio, we take seriously the responsibility of keeping youth safe.

Will my son or daughter be welcomed there?

Definitely! By adults who understand students and their culture and honestly want to help. We work hard at being good at this.



You teach students about God in fun ways. Is that possible?


Ha-ha, yes, we work hard at making teaching students about God a really fun, interactive, age-appropriate process that youth can connect with. God didn't make the perception of boring that many people have of Him. He's the life giver and we want to represent Him in that way.



What are you teaching our teens?


Glad you asked. Journey's exists to meet people where they are and help them find and follow Jesus. Youth included. We package the Gospel of Jesus Christ in language that students can understand making sure we keep true to what the Bible teaches about Him.



How do we get started?


The best way is to come to one of our regular youth gatherings on Wednesdays.  Our Wednesday student ministry night will give a way to jump in and start building some of those relationships that are so important.



What about d-groups (small groups) for students?


On Wednesday nights we will have a time for students to be in smaller groups to discuss the lesson and share about life.  As we are able, we will divide these smaller groups up by gender and age groups. 



Who is leading the group?:  


Our group will be led by Paul Coleman (our lead pastor) and a group of adult volunteers.  Paul is a fifteen year veteran of student ministry and still enjoys helping students grow closer to Christ (plus, he still loves having fun!).
*It is in DeepWater's future plans to hire a student minister.