Student Ministries


[5th & 6th Grade]


[7th & 8th Grade]

What to Expect

STEP 1: Sign-Up/Sign-In => When you come into the building, your student should sign-in to get a name tag.
STEP 2: Family Worship => After sign-in, your student goes into the sanctuary for corporate worship.
STEP 3: Small-Group => After worship, your student will be dismissed to their small group environment.


We desire to make your middle school students feel welcomed from the start, known by name, connecting with other students and leaders, safe from bullying and judgment, and having fun in a relaxed environment free from all the stress life throws their way. Our passion is for each student to take the next step of faith in their relationship with God, whether it is their first commitment, discovering the benefits of Bible reading and prayer, growing deeper in their service, or whatever.



Our students experience real life together each week in corporate and family worship. 


Our students experience real relationships each week in small groups and other events.


Our students experience real purpose through service and invitational events.


[9th - 12th Grade]


Alive meets on Sunday evenings at the church from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. We simply hang out with one another and seek God together through Bible study. Our goal is to build a strong community of students, grades 9 - 12, who love and are devoted to following Jesus, and who are equipped to live lives that glorify Him. The group is led by Lucas and Hailee Gardner and any high school student is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Lucas at 304-222-9623.


Lucas and Hailee Gardner

High School Leaders

Lucas and Hailee Gardner have been attending South Ridge since 2013 and began leading Alive in spring of 2017.  They met one another as freshmen at Fairmont State. In 2016 they got married, graduated college, and began the next chapter of their lives. Lucas is a consultant at a civil engineering firm and Hailee is a second grade teacher. Lucas enjoys anything competitive, including running, ultimate frisbee, and board games. Hailee enjoys cooking, crafting, and her dog. They both enjoy spending time with one another and their friends and family. Lucas and Hailee each love Jesus and share a passion for making disciples. They enjoy building relationships with the students of our church and studying scripture with them. They would love to get to know you or your student, so feel free to contact them or say hi when you see them.