Refuge Student Ministry
Refuge refers to the total youth ministry of the POA. Refuge consists of four major divisions: JCrew, RUSH, Journey, and The Spot. Refuge Student Ministry’s purpose is to make disciples by reaching every new generation of youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our student ministry is housed in the GAMC (G. A. Mangun Center).
JCrew is POA's Junior High ministry, specifically for students in grades 7 and 8. JCrew has special Wednesday evening services in the JCrew Room, which is located on the second floor of the the Family Life Center.
RUSH is the POA's High School ministry for students in ninth through twelfth grades. RUSH hosts a weekly student worship service on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the GAMC Auditorium. This unique service features student worship leaders and is supported by a student team that provides everything from music and media to sound, lights, and cameras. With contemporary music, high energy, and timeless messages, RUSH services are geared to the high school and college-age student.
The SPOT is the POA's urban ministry designed to reach out to students ages 12-21 who are part of the Bus Route ministry. The SPOT’s main service is held on Sunday mornings in the JCrew Room during the Second-Hour Sunday School time slot.
Journey is POA's College-Career ministry an reaches unmarrieds ages 19-24. Students/Young Adults meet in the Journey Room each Sunday at 9:30 am for Sunday school. On Wednesday evenings, students attend a Wednesday night service designed for college students.
In addition to regularly scheduled services, students have the opportunity to participate in special events, such as annual retreats, lock-ins, and other fellowship activities.
For more information, contact the Refuge office at 318.427.6624