Raiders (7th–8th)

SUNDAY NIGHT D-GROUPS: Starting January 24
If you wish to join a D-Group, it’s not too late! Email Kristin Smith at about registering. If we don’t receive your registration, your student will not be placed in a group.

Raiders: 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Raiders D-groups will meet in designated rooms in and around the Fellowship Hall. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the covered entrance of the Chapel/Fellowship Hall (Entrance E).


Wednesday Nights  — 6:30–8:00 p.m. @ The Barn*
*(January and February meet in Church gym)

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For God’s glory, Raiders desires to be a discipling instrument to assist parents in the process of equipping our junior high students to worship God and to reach Birmingham to reach the world for Christ.


Colossians 2:2 – My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

D-GROUPS: 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. in the FELLOWSHIP HALL

During the school year we have small group Bible studies (discipleship groups) that meet on Sunday nights at the Fellowship Hall. Each group consists of 8–12 students and a volunteer leader who teaches and spends time with each student outside of the group. We believe that being in a small group is a vital part of a student’s growth, allowing them to dig into God’s Word with their peers and to pray for one another. It is our desire for every single student to be in a small group. We believe that these are a crucial part of each student’s growth in the Lord!


Our weekly Wednesday program centers on building a junior high community in which Jesus Christ is exalted. The program consists of biblical teaching, games, skits, as well as relationship building. We meet from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. typically in the Barn, but for January and February we will meet at the gym in the Briarwood church building.


Based upon the availability of the students, staff, and volunteers, time is spent building relationships with the students.

Please contact the Youth office for more information.