Middle School

MIDDLE SCHOOL

5th through 8th Grade Students

COVID-19 PLAN

Here at Aldersgate, one of our primary goals is the health and safety of our congregation. Another one of our goals is the spiritual development and formation of our group. So, during these uncertain and scary times, we have to find new ways to accomplish God’s plan for his church. Below you will find the ideas that we have come up with to achieve both of the goals listed above. We are fully aware that we are only human, and we will continue to turn and rely on God to develop and change our programming as this pandemic continues. Please continue to check this page for any updates to the information!

PARENTS

We understand that this is not how any of us expected these next few weeks to go. That being said, we encourage you to think of the opportunities to join your students on their journey of faith. Please reach out to us for encouragement and resources! On Wednesday night at 6:30, we will be having a large Zoom meeting. 5th, 7th, and 8th Grade students will be split into their small groups. If you, as a parent, would want to join the Zoom meeting, it will be an opportunity for you to ask Caleb questions for clarity and guidance. Also, feel free to reach out to Caleb at any point in time. He can be reached at cbrandt@aldersgatechurch.com or 417-379-6243. Feel free to talk to him on the phone or set up a time for a Zoom meeting!

ZOOM MEETINGS

 
We wanted to let everyone know about a scary situation that is happening to some churches on zoom. There have been multiple youth groups that we are aware of where people have found their zoom meeting links online and joined the zoom meeting without actually being a part of the group. Then these people quickly send inappropriate messages to students or even share pornography with student’s screens. 
To protect our students, we are adding a password and a waiting room to our zoom meetings. Now only those people who have the password will be allowed to join. The password will be posted in our private Facebook groups or you or your student can text or email Caleb to get the password. Then participants will have to manually be let in by one of our leaders once we have confirmed who they are.
 
If you have any questions please let Caleb know!

VIDEO LESSONS 

Spark

Sunday School

(4.5.20) The Story Session 29

Ignition

Sunday School

(4.5.20) Holy Week Lesson

Spark/Ignition

Large Group

(4.5.20) Doubt It Session 4

Biblical Beauties

 
 

Finding Joy

 

 

King’s Men

 

(3.31.20) The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers

 

Confirmation

 
 

(4.01.20) Imago Dei and Sin

 

 

Spark (5th and 6th Grade)

Sundays

8:00 AM – Bible Study
Our 5th and 6th Grade students will continue their journey through “The Story.” However, this can no longer be done on campus. So, we will be recording the lessons and posting them online. They will be posted on our Spark Parent Facebook Group Sunday morning. We encourage families to watch these lessons together and discuss them. If you, as a parent, have not joined this group, please do so. There is a link below, or it can be searched on Facebook. On Monday by noon, the lessons will be posted on our Aldersgate Facebook page and the Middle School page of the website.
 
7:00 PM – Spark and Ignition Large Group
On Sunday nights, we will go live for Spark and Ignition on the Aldersgate UMC Nixa MO Facebook Page. This lesson will be more interactive with some games and discussions. We encourage families to watch these together and lean into the discussion questions. If you are watching alone, we encourage you to think deeply and journal your thoughts and answers to the questions. It will be available to watch on that Facebook page after the fact as well as on the Middle School page of the website.
 

Tuesdays

On Tuesdays by 4:00 PM, we will post lessons for our Biblical Beauties and King’s Men groups. Please have your students watch these before our Zoom meetings on Wednesday nights. We encourage parents to watch with their students and make sure your students are paying attention! The videos can be found at:
 
 
King’s Men: The Spark Parent Facebook Group
 
If you are unable to access these areas to watch the videos, please let Caleb Brandt know!
 

Wednesdays

Confirmation Class:
This Wednesday, we will post the confirmation lesson to our Confirmation Parent Facebook Group by 4:00 PM. We encourage students and their parents to watch the lesson together and discuss it. Students should have their workbooks at home. Please work through those for each lesson. Students should comment on the Facebook group any questions they have as well as a picture of their workbook homework. Amber and Caleb will be responding through comments on the page if a student would prefer to send it to Amber and Caleb through text or E-mail that works as well.
 
6:30 PM – Biblical Beauties and King’s Men (Zoom)
Our 5th Grade students will be joining us for a Zoom meeting instead of our in-person groups. We will pray together and then will split into their regular Wednesday night groups. They will discuss the lesson that was released on Tuesday, but will also be maintaining the connections and relationships that have been built. We will post the zoom meeting URL below this paragraph on the website as well as on our Spark Parent Facebook Group.
To gain access to the meeting go to zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 910-249-801
Contact Caleb for the Meeting Password!
 

Ignition (7th and 8th Grade)

Sundays

8:00 AM – Bible Study
Our 7th and 8th Grade students will continue their journey through “Believe.” However, this can no longer be done on campus. So, we will be recording the lessons and posting them online. They will be posted on our Ignition Parent Facebook Group Sunday morning. We encourage families to watch these lessons together and discuss them. If you, as a parent, have not joined this group, please do so. There is a link below, or it can be searched on Facebook. On Monday by noon, the lessons will be posted on our Aldersgate Facebook page and the Middle School page of the website.
 
6:00 PM – Spark and Ignition Large Group
On Sunday nights, we will go live for Spark and Ignition on the Aldersgate UMC Nixa MO Facebook Page. This lesson will be more interactive with some games and discussions. We encourage families to watch these together and lean into the discussion questions. If you are watching alone, we encourage you to think deeply and journal your thoughts and answers to the questions. It will be available to watch on that Facebook page after the fact as well as on the Middle School page of the website.
 

Wednesdays

6:30 PM – Junior High Small Groups (Zoom)
Our Junior High students will be joining us for a Zoom meeting instead of our in-person groups. We will pray together and then will split into breakout rooms on zoom based on grade and gender. Their small groups will go through a devotion or lesson, but will also be maintaining the connections and relationships that have been built. We will post the zoom meeting URL below this paragraph on the website as well as on our Ignition Parent Facebook Group.
To gain access to the meeting go to zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 910-249-801
Contact Caleb for the Meeting Password!

 

CONNECT WITH US

 
 
 
Spark Parent Facebook Group

Ignition Parent Facebook Group

Instagram
 Spark Calendar
Ignition Calendar
Medical Form

CALENDAR

Middle School Calendar