The Rock Student Ministries

Fully connecting students with God and each other.

Who We Are

The Rock Student Ministries (RSM) is the youth ministry of The Rock Church in Portland, Indiana. RSM is for students in grades 7th through 12th. Students meet on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm at The Rock Church.

Our vision at RSM is to help fulfill the vision of The Rock Church through investing, connecting, equipping and mobilizing teenagers to connect with God and each other.

We do all sorts of fun things throughout the year, including summer camp, retreats, parties, movie nights, and many other fun group outings. We would love to get to know you! Feel free to contact us, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or come to one of our activities. We can't wait to see you soon! 

What To Expect

It can be very intimidating to step into a new place and deciding to come to youth group on a Wednesday night is a big decision.

There are a thousand different places you could be, but thank you for taking that first, hard step in making the decision to give RSM a try. 

We are excited that you made it this far!

Below, we have some of the most frequently asked questions to help with anything you are curious about even before you decide to take the step to join us on a Wednesday night!

Here's What You Can Expect!

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. Don't see your question? Contact Pastor Cody!

  • The Rock Student Ministries is for:

    -Investing: We want to fulfill the mission of The Rock's vision to celebrate the life change of over 250 people who take their first steps to follow Jesus as well as hundreds more who are growing in discipleship and taking spiritual steps through our church. Our goal is for every teenager who attends an RSM event connected through small groups and Bible studies throughout the year.

    -Connecting: We want to fulfill the mission of The Rock's vision to connect Jay County in authentic relationships by offering community focused events that lead students to build relationships with each other and ultimately with God. To help fulfill this mission, we aim to offer one community event per month and at least three new students who are not regularly connected to RSM at the event. From the event, we desire to get those students plugged into RSM on a regular basis. 

    -Equipping: We want to fulfill the mission of The Rock's vision to raise up 50 new leaders through our leadership pipeline who launch God inspired ministries, and be involved in launching a new church. Our goal is to offer leadership opportunities for students on Wednesday nights and serving at church on Sunday morning. 

    -Mobilizing: We want to fulfill the mission of The Rock's vision to mobilize our church to become an irreplaceable part of our community by serving 20,000 hours. We are wanting to help accomplish this mission by serving as a student ministries at minimum once per semester and three times per year through things such as service projects.

  • RSM runs from 7-8:30 pm. However, doors open as early as 6:30pm!

  • RSM meets in the commons area of the Rock Church. Students can enter through the far left door closest to Greeks' Pizza

  • We have some hangout time at the beginning of the night with games, food, board games and community! RSM officially begins at 7pm and we go into our meeting space where we play group games, worship the Lord, have a topical message and then break into small groups which are organized by grade and gender.

  • Small Groups are a Christ-centered space where any student can find belonging with peers and an adult (ministry by linking HANDS with others). Groups range in size from 5-12 and are split by grade and gender and discuss the topic of the lesson that night. 

  • Nope! Just come as you are! You are welcome here. We would love to the chance to get to know you! 🙂

  • There are multiple ways to stay in the loop with RSM throughout the year! The first is by signing up for our text updates. To sign up for text updates, text "@weloversm" to 81010. Also, you can connect with RSM by joining our Facebook Group or following our Instagram Account!

  • RSM does many fun events together! From going to Sky Zone, kayaking, small group nights, parties, retreats and summer camp, there's never a dull moment at RSM!

Hear From Students

We sat down with middle and high school students and got their thoughts on different topics. Check them out!