Students Ministry at The Austin Stone

Cultivating a community for students to exalt the name of Jesus

What is Students Ministry?

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone seeks to equip students to become leaders and disciples for the glory of Jesus. By creating fun, gospel-centered environments and experiences, we create a place for students to belong, build relationships, and grow in their knowledge of the gospel. We also aim to support parents in their God-given roles as primary spiritual leaders of their family.

What We Do

DCOMMs

Discipleship Communities (DCOMMs) are gender- and age-specific small groups that meet weekly across Austin. Led by two or more thoroughly vetted leaders, these smaller groups of students dive deeper into God’s Word, confess and work through sin struggles, and are encouraged to live their lives in accordance with the gospel. DCOMMs are a place where students can be deeply known and cared for by their peers and leaders.

What We Do

DCOMMs

Discipleship Communities (DCOMMs) are gender- and age-specific small groups that meet weekly across Austin. Led by two or more thoroughly vetted leaders, these smaller groups of students dive deeper into God’s Word, confess and work through sin struggles, and are encouraged to live their lives in accordance with the gospel. DCOMMs are a place where students can be deeply known and cared for by their peers and leaders.

Events & Retreats

Throughout the year, we host a number of church-wide retreats and events for students to connect with each other, escape from distractions at home or school, and focus on Jesus! These include Students City Limits, Beach Camp, City-Wide Worship, ATX Student Weekend, and more!

Volunteer with Us

Do you have a desire to develop relationships with and teach students about the goodness of Jesus? We’re looking for godly men and women to invest their time into discipling our middle school and high school students!

Congregations

Ministry Director

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Students Ministry at The Austin Stone Downtown

High School Students

On Sunday mornings, we have a time for students in 9th through 12th grade to connect with leaders and each other during the 11:15am service. We'll provide breakfast! 

High school students also gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30pm at our St. John Campus for a time of food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. High school DCOMMs also meet during this time. 

Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, our 6th through 8th graders meet during the 11:15am service for a time focused on building community, having fun, and establishing firm foundations of faith!

Middle school students gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30pm at our St. John Campus. Middle school DCOMMs also meet during this time. 

Downtown

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone North

High School Students

Rather than meeting on Sunday mornings, we encourage students in 8th through 12th grade to integrate into the life of the church body. Whether by worshipping alongside their parents or friends, sitting under the teaching of elders, or serving in other areas of ministry, we want to empower students to love the church!

High school students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at our North Campus for food, fun, worship, gospel teaching, and DCOMMs (Discipleship Communities) during the school year. During the summer months (mid-May to the end of July), we don't meet on a weekly basis.


Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, our 6th and 7th graders meet for a time focused on building community, having fun, and establishing firm foundations of faith in the North Campus Annex.

Middle school students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at our North Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. Middle school DCOMMs also meet during this time!

North

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone Northwest

High School Students

On Sunday mornings, we host a combined service for high school and middle school students at 9am!

High school students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at our Northwest Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. High school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, we host a combined service for middle school and high school students at 9am!

Middle school students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm at our Northwest Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. Middle school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

Northwest

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone South

High School Students

Rather than meeting on Sunday mornings, we encourage students in 9th through 12th grade to integrate into the life of the church body. Whether by worshipping alongside their parents or friends, sitting under the teaching of elders, or serving in other areas of ministry, we want to empower students to love the church!

High school students gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30pm at our West Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching.

High school DCOMMs meet Wednesday nights in host homes.

Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, we host a weekly gathering for middle school students at 9am with worship, teaching, and donuts!

Middle school DCOMMs meet on Wednesday nights in host homes.

South

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone St. John

High School Students

Rather than meeting on Sunday mornings, we encourage students in 8th through 12th grade to integrate into the life of the church body. Whether by worshipping alongside their parents or friends, sitting under the teaching of elders, or serving in other areas of ministry, we want to empower students to love the church!

High school students gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-7:30pm at our St. John Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. High school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, our 6th and 7th graders meet for a time focused on building community, having fun, and establishing firm foundations of faith!

Middle school students gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-7:30pm at our St. John Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. Middle school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

St. John

Students Ministry at The Austin Stone West

High School Students

Rather than meeting on Sunday mornings, we encourage students in 9th through 12th grade to integrate into the life of the church body. Whether by worshipping alongside their parents or friends, sitting under the teaching of elders, or serving in other areas of ministry, we want to empower students to love the church!

High school students gather weekly on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30pm at our West Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching.

High school DCOMMs meet throughout the week in host homes.

Middle School Students

On Sunday mornings, we host a service for 6th-8th graders at 11am for a time focused on building community, having fun, and establishing firm foundations of faith!

Middle school students gather weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm at our West Campus for food, fun, worship, and gospel teaching. Middle school DCOMMs also meet during this time.

West

Congregations

Ministry Directors

Downtown

Students

Erin Edwards

Students Ministry Lead
North

Students

Joseph Vasami

Students Ministry Director
Northwest

Students

Wynn Morris

Students Ministry Director
South

Students

Matt Holeman

Students Ministry Director
St. John

Students

Ryan George

Students Ministry Director
West

Students

Sam Drew

Students Ministry Director

Students

Team

April Loraine Kinney

Project Manager

Becca Harris

Central Family Ministries Director

Brett Myles

Central Students Ministry Director

Faith O'Brien

Students Ministry Lead

Jessica Shadden

Students Resident

Jessica Stewart

Family Ministries Associate

Kendall DeVinney

Students Ministry Lead

Maggie Chadwick

Students Resident

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I volunteer to serve in Students?

Yes! We’re always looking for godly men and women to invest time and energy into discipling our students. Typically, volunteering with Students entails leading a DCOMM.

It’s important to note that anyone who serves in Students Ministry has to complete our onboarding process which includes an application, in-person interview, background check, policy training, and completion of an accredited sexual abuse awareness training. To start that process, click here to apply or reach out to your congregation’s Students director.

How do you prioritize the safety of students?

We recognize that God has entrusted us with the safety of students while they’re in our care, and we prioritize their well-being. Each Students environment is supervised by multiple volunteers who have undergone an intensive onboarding process that includes an application, in-person interview, background check, policy training, and completion of an accredited sexual abuse awareness training. If you have any additional questions regarding the practices or policies surrounding students’ safety, please reach out to your congregation’s Students director.

Have more questions?

Is there something we didn’t cover that you’d like to know more about? Contact us to send us any questions you may have about our Students Ministry!

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