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student ministry


The Orca holding his trident, the proud and free mascot of the student ministry at Maury Hills stands for . . . well, nothing. However, the Maury Hills Student Ministry is all about building community within the larger body of the church & making disciples of Christ! We’re trying to help students learn what it means to love God & love people and then put that love into action. We’re made up of both Jr. High (5th-8th) and Sr. High (9th-12th) students. We highly encourage parental involvement.


One major point of emphasis of the program is to give our teens experiences they will never

forget, so you never know what to expect when a teen attends a class or event at Maury Hills.

Authentic Faith

Students will understand what they believe and why they believe it.

Spiritual Discipline

Students will learn and put into practice disciplines that will aid them the rest of their lives.

Moral Boundaries

Students will learn how to set boundaries in the area of

moral purity.

Healthy Friendships

Students will learn to wisely choose friends who will help them in their walk of faith.

Wise Choices

Students will learn to use godly wisdom rather than emotions in their decision making.

Ultimate Authority

Students will learn that all authority is established by

God and their view of earthly

authority reflects their acceptance of God's


Others First

Students will learn to place others' needs above their own.

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Come on down to the Hangout and see what the Orca's do. Our students worship and volunteer on Sunday mornings because we believe it is important to pitch in and journey along with the larger church. You will see us working at the Cafe, in our children's ministry and on stage leading worship.


Sunday and Wednesday evenings are our BIG nights to get together for Bible study and lots of fun. Our student minister, Todd Loyd, would love to meet you and show you around. Our students come from pretty much every school in the county so you are likely to know someone if not several Orcas. We can't wait to meet you and your family.

Sundays: 5:30 pm (The Hangout)
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm (The Hangout)


Station 56 is our 5th and 6th grade ministry.

While they are also part of the larger Orca student ministry, they also have a program tailored just for them. Station 56 meets in the Filling Station (room 111) in the student wing. Jamey Dixon leads this group. Bring your 5th and 6th grader on Sunday and become part of the crew.

Sundays at 9:30 am
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IMPACT is a summer event at Lipscomb University designed to provide an atmosphere for teens that enables the development of a personal faith, which will impact their world for Christ.

Our student minister Todd Loyd is instrumental in creating and running this amazing event for teens. This is THE event of the year!

Coming summer 2022


DEER RUN & overflow

Deer Run is our biggest retreat of the year for 7th-12th graders. We gather at Deer Run Camp in Thompson's Station every August for amazing worship, speakers, swimming, games, Bible classes and much more.

Deer Run happens in August 2022

Overflow is our junior high retreat for 7th-9th graders. Our teens love this event at Lake Benson in Bon Agua, so don't miss out.

Overflow happens in September 2022

give kids

the world

Coming in 2022

This trip is FULL. Give Kids the World Village is located in Kissimmee, FL just outside of Orlando. This magical place was created and is dedicated to giving a once in a lifetime experience to children struggling with a life-threatening illness and their families at no cost. The Orcas have a long history of volunteering at GKTW and we are excited about returning this year. If you are interested in going on this trip, fill out the application at the button below. Contact our Student Minister, Todd Loyd, to check for availability.