Middle School Ministry



MSM exists to help students grow into BRAVE disciples through life-on-life community and God’s word. Every week, students grades 6-8 will have opportunities to worship the Lord, hear Biblical and catalytic teaching, and dive deeper in community through small groups. No matter where your student is at in their faith journey, all are welcome!

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Everything we do at MSM revolves around the goal of experiencing the fullness of Jesus Christ in our lives. Through all that we do, whether it be weekend gatherings, camps and retreats, mission trips, or having a blast together, the goal is ultimately to know Jesus more and experience more of His presence and power in our lives.

If you like to have fun, you are going to want to call MSM your home. Every week, we will have a variety of games that create community and healthy competition. We have ping pong, 9-square, video games, corn hole, foosball; you name it. But, our ultimate hope is for you to meet men and women who can walk alongside you as friends and support to help you grow in your walk with Jesus.

We don't believe in any "junior member" of the body of Christ. If you are a middle school student, you are the church of TODAY, not the church of tomorrow. What that means is we want to help you see the ways God wants to use you to impact the world around you right here and now. We believe that if you go after Jesus with everything you have, the world around you will take notice and we will see the world changed through you.

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Awana at BRAVE

AWANA is a weekly fun-filled kids' Bible program for children 2 years through 12th grade. We have a very exciting year planned that you and your family won't want to miss!

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If you enjoy encouraging and building relationships with students (grades 5-8), we encourage you to get involved with BRAVE Students! Whether you have a passion to lead worship, help run sound and lights, or want to walk alongside students through their crazy middle school years as a small group leader, we have a place for you. At BRAVE, we believe that youth are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today!

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MATT JOHNSON, Director of Middle School Ministries

Matt came from a multitude of management positions across many different industries including food service and construction. This background has given him a strong administration skillset to compliment his gift of teaching and equipping him to succeed in all ends of a ministry. He has a huge heart for serving and felt that the Lord called him and his family to vocational ministry in a life of full service to expanding the kingdom. He is married to an amazing woman named AJ (and who he would call his SIGNIFICANTLY better half) and they have two children, Ezekiel and Lydia. Together they have a one flesh calling to middle school and have enthusiastically and obediently answered Gods calling as a family.


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Upcoming Events

Battle Ready Men's Conference

Men, mark your calendar for February 2-3, 2024 for the BRAVE Men's Conference, Battle Ready! Enlistment is open, and this is not a weekend you will want to miss!

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Womens Christmas Gathering

Join us at the Englewood or Westminster campus at 9:00am on Saturday, December 9 for breakfast, Christmas music, worship, prayer and fellowship. 

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Awana at BRAVE

AWANA is a weekly fun-filled kids' Bible program for children 2 years through 12th grade. We have a very exciting year planned that you and your family won't want to miss!

Learn More and Register

Help Needed In BRAVEKids

BRAVE Kids is growing and we really need help in our younger classrooms during both services. We provide training, flexible scheduling, and LOTS of support, love and FUN! Click here for the Kids Application page and more information.

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BRAVE Academy Vision Night

Join us December 12 at 6:00pm at BRAVE Academy as we explore what the future may hold in store! We will be focusing this evening on the hopeful addition of a middle and high school for the 24/25 academic year! Please register to let us know you will be in...

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Seven Ways to use Operation Christmas Child to Disciple Your Family

Every Christmas, we pack shoeboxes to send to children around the world with Operation Christmas Child. While the impact of this simple act is...

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