Our Adult Groups meet up in homes, getting in the word and promoting serving in our communities.
Our college Bible Study, based out of Kent State campus.
Our High School Bible Study unites students from different schools to learn about God.
Our junior high ministry, this goal of this group is to learn about the personal impact Jesus makes on lives.
Identity Project is a student-led college Bible study that meets on campus every Tuesday night to talk about what our identity is in Jesus Christ. We’re not a stereotypical Bible study that meets in a church building—we meet on campus in dorms and classrooms to study what the Bible says. We don’t just lecture at you about the Bible from a pulpit—we want to have discussions so that people can learn to read and understand the Word of God on their own to form their own personal relationship with God. We’re very focused on building relationships, not religion.
Identity Project is a welcoming, non-threatening environment for people of all backgrounds to come and ask questions, find out what the Bible says, and learn what it means to have a relationship with God. Visit the Identity Project website for more information.
High School Ministry
Our high school ministry, called cubed. Consists of students from several different cities who meet weekly to study the Bible and participate in fun activities. Anyone is welcome to visit and see what we’re all about. Bible teachings are grace-centered and designed to point students towards Jesus.
A typical meeting involves a 20 to 30-minute Bible teaching followed by an exciting activity. Students are encouraged to love their friends and family and be witnesses for Christ wherever they go. Students are also given the opportunity to lead aspects of meetings, such as activity planning and teaching. Augmenting the central high school meeting are smaller groups called “cell” groups. These smaller groups give students the opportunity to participate in Bible-based discussion and relate on a deeper level.
The students resist the cliques and live in the secular world with the Bible’s message of hope. Their parties and Bible studies are always open to outsiders. From freshman to seniors, teenagers take initiative, build relationships, resolve issues at home and with peers, and build a future. Jesus once gave the word on how it works:
He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else.” – Mark 9:35
Junior High Ministry
Avalanche provides a fun and engaging atmosphere where Jr. High kids can learn more about the Bible and Jesus. Avalanche meets every week during the adult Central Teaching, and in other smaller groups for guys and girls. They have video presentations, Bible teachings, skits, games, “Fear Factor”, overnight retreats, swimming parties, camp outs, Cedar Point, No-Talent Shows, scavenger hunts, Capture the Flag, and more!
Many in Avalanche enjoy attending a “Cell” group, which is a smaller, more interactive meeting led by adults. Since Cell Groups aren’t coed, they help in creating an environment where students can open up about their struggles. The goal of cell group is to study the Bible and build quality personal relationships, which begins with Jesus.
The effect on kids this age is remarkable. Many students develop leadership and teaching skills and become role models for younger kids. They also learn how to initiate relationships, build bridges with their families, and take on responsibility not only their own lives, but also for others. To see this happening among Junior High kids is a real-world fulfillment of the teachings of Jesus, and it is why so many people at Xenos love ministry.