students

hfc students activities & events

At HFC Students, teenagers are invited to encounter the gospel and to grow as followers of Jesus in community with other believers. HFC Students offers weekly discipleship experiences and special events designed with teens in mind.

Every Sunday morning beginning at 10:30am, 6th-12th grade students gather with the rest of the congregation for large group worship. We believe there is great value in training teenage disciples to see themselves as an integral part of the body of Christ and to submit to the authority of our elders as they preach the Word. Many of our students typically sit together at the front of the worship center, and while any student is welcome to join the others at the front, we also encourage parents to have their teenagers sit with them instead in order to give them the formative experience of worshiping together as a family.


CONNECT WITH HFC STUDENTS

new to hfc students?

It's all good! You won't feel like a newbie for very long. We're here to answer any questions you may have so that your first visit to Harvestfield Church and to HFC Students goes as smoothly as possible.

  • The HFC Students building is super easy to find. As you enter Harvestfield Church's parking lot on the right side of the campus, just look to the right, and you'll see a set of double doors and a sign that reads "students" on the wall. Head inside, and a member of our host team will greet you, show you around a bit, and introduce you to our student ministry leaders.


    Planning to visit Harvestfield Church this week? Take a moment to go on a virtual walk to the HFC Students building right from your computer or mobile device.


    TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

  • Getting connected to HFC Students starts with your teenager's very first visit to Midweek. When students walk through our doors for the first time, they're greeted with a smile and a high five, welcomed by their small group leader, and invited to play a round of ping-pong or to jump in line for 9 square in the air. We strive to create a ministry environment in which your teenager can easily form natural connections with other students that have the potential to turn into gospel-centered friendships. Since forming authentic relationships takes time and consistent participation, we encourage teenagers who are new to Harvestfield Church to commit to attend HFC Students Midweek for at least six consecutive weeks in order to jumpstart their connection to our student ministry and to their small group.


    Getting ready to visit HFC for the first time? You can give your teenager a head start on building a connection with our student ministry by completing our HFC Students connect card.


    FILL OUT A CONNECT CARD

  • Your student's safety and security is of the utmost importance to us! Here are some of the measures we've taken at Harvestfield Church to help ensure the well-being of your teenagers:


    1) We require all student ministry staff and volunteers to undergo a thorough criminal background check and training process before being allowed to supervise teenagers. 2) We require a minimum of two adults in every classroom. 3) Student ministry staff and volunteers are never allowed to be alone with any student at any time for any reason. 4) Every classroom door has a viewing window to keep students and leaders in sight at all times. 5) Our trained security team keeps careful watch over the HFC Students building during all gatherings and special events.


    Want to know more about HFC Students' policies and procedures? Feel free to check out our student ministry handbook for more information.


    VIEW THE HFC STUDENTS HANDBOOK

  • Jon Gilliland oversees our student ministry and serves as our high school minister. Jon and his wife, Amanda, have two daughters, Eloise and Margaret, and a son, Riley. He is a graduate of Etowah High School (2002), Samford University (2006), and Beeson Divinity School (2009).


    Luke Jenkins serves as our middle school minister. Luke and his wife, Halely, have two daughters, Zonie and Zenia. He works at Southeastern Equipment Rentals and is also pursuing a degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University.


    Want to connect with our student ministry staff? We invite you to reach out to introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have about HFC Students.


    CONTACT OUR STUDENT ministers

upcoming hfc students events

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parent resources

HFC Students maintains a running list of curated parenting resources, gospel-centered books for teenagers, and helpful discipleship tools. Our hope is that you'll discover something here that you can use to disciple your student toward a greater understanding of what it means to follow Christ and live life on mission for Him.

  • Axis

    axis.org

    This online resource offers free and paid tools designed to equip parents to tackle tough topics with their teenagers through intentional conversation. The Culture Translator is a particularly helpful free resource.

  • This online resource aims to strengthen families by helping parents understand and respond to the complex world of youth culture (including current trends, music, social media, etc.) from a distinctively Christian perspective.

  • FAMILY DRIVEN FAITH

    Voddie Baucham Jr.

    This book calls parents to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home, equipping them with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, antifamily society.

  • Focus on the family

    focusonthefamily.com

    This online resource provides many helpful articles and videos designed to help parents build strong, healthy marriages and lead their kids through the perpetual minefield of today's culture.

  • This handbook contains policies and procedures for the student ministry of Harvestfield Church. Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this information in order to help HFC Students maintain a safe and nurturing environment.

  • rooted parent blog

    rootedministry.com

    This online resource features a blog, several podcasts, and links to other topical parenting resources aimed at equipping parents of teenagers for gospel-centered discipleship at home.

connect with hfc students

Stay in the know about all things HFC Students!


  • Join our Parents of Teens group @parentsofteensgadsden on Facebook for resources on biblical parenting and youth culture.


  • Follow @hfcstudentministry on Instagram for updates, photos, videos, and more from HFC Students.


  • Join the HFC Students Remind group to receive the latest news and announcements. Search for @hfcstudent on the Remind app or text @hfcstudent to 81010 to join.


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getting connected to hfc students

Getting connected to HFC Students starts with the very first visit to Midweek. When students walk through our doors for the first time, they're greeted with a smile and a high five, welcomed by their small group leader, and invited to play a round of ping-pong or to jump in line for 9 square in the air.


We strive to create a ministry environment in which teenagers can easily form natural connections with other students that have the potential to turn into gospel-centered friendships.


Since forming authentic relationships takes time and consistent participation, we encourage teenagers who are new to Harvestfield Church to commit to attend HFC Students Midweek for at least six consecutive weeks in order to jumpstart their connection to our student ministry and to their small group.