COVID-19 Updates

Today is a glorious day because our new St. Andrew Students app is now live!! You can download it on all Apple, Android, Google app stores by searching “St. Andrew Students”. 

We know that the last 6 months have been challenging for families as we have had to adjust our programming and schedules during the pandemic, but we are excited to finally have this app as a central hub for students and parents to stay up to date on the happenings of the Student Ministry. 

Here are some things that we will now be able to do with this app:

  • This will allow us an easier way to deliver individual video messages for Middle School, High School, and Confirmation. We know it became cluttered on YouTube and IG with the differing messaging for different ages, but now there is a specific page on the app for each ministry. 
  • We will now be able to send out notifications through the app for all events, trip updates, devotionals, new videos, etc. We’ve been using Remind messaging, but they’ve put some restrictions over the last year that made it difficult to add new members and send longer messages. To receive notifications you’ll need to 1) go to the settings tab on the app and click for which grade you want and 2) make sure you allow all notifications for the app on your phone settings 
  • We will be sending out daily devotionals to the students to encourage them and give them some tools for how to continue making their relationship with God a priority in their life.
  • There’s a calendar now for all of our upcoming events to help your families plan for. **obviously during the pandemic there will be less events for now** but this will allow you to register for things through the app and also add the event to your phone calendar if you’d like. 
  • We will be uploading all of our camp recaps, Wednesday Night Live videos, and funny past student skits for your kids to watch and enjoy. As well as deeper Bible studies and podcast episodes if your kids want more ways to grow and be challenged in their faith. 

 

While we are so excited for this app right now, we think this will be an even bigger improvement for this ministry in the long-term and will be something that we will continue to tweak and add new things as we can. The daily devotionals will begin this week and starting next Sunday will begin posting our Sunday School videos to the app. 

I made an overview video of the app here if you’d like to watch as I walk through the app more hands on. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can do to support your family during this time! 

Michael Agnew
Student Ministry Director
281-808-7411

 

 


Sunday Schedule

  • Sunday School/Confirmation videos will be posted on the app on Sunday mornings. There are separate messages for Middle School and High School.
  • Confirmation will meet in Smith Worship Center from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. and then moving outside for small groups from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Remember to wear your mask.
  • 412 will meet from 5:30-6:30 in the Student Ministry courtyard and will consist of an ice breaker, a short devotional, and small groups led by an adult leader.
  • Lighthouse will meet from 7:00-8:00. There will be 3 groups that students can choose to go to at different areas around the church. These Bible studies will be led by 3 student leaders, and a Student Staff member will be there to help facilitate.