Middle School

Sunday Mornings: The Forge 10:15-11:30 a.m.

We call our Sunday morning meeting “The Forge.” It is taken from 1 Peter 1:7 and Proverbs 27:17: we are being refined by fire and sharpening each other like iron sharpens iron. Sunday morning is a fun time to come hang out, eat donuts, worship together, and hear God’s word.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
1 Peter 1:7 

Project Home

This is our monthly opportunity for Student Ministries to serve around our city. Through Project Home we are excited to provide a space and place for students to serve locally. In addition, we hope we are engaging students in hands-on experiences, where they can gain new insights about themselves, their relationship with God, their church community, and the world we are called to love and serve. Click HERE to find out where we are serving and register to join us this month.

Confirmation 2018

This class is designed for 8th grade students who are ready to claim their faith as their own! We will utilize Scripture and the Church Creeds to guide students through the story of God and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and a member of His church.  Each student will come to understand the scope of the narrative of Scripture, write a personal Story of Faith, and answer the 40 Questions of Faith from their Catechism journal. The class will be led by The Rev. Chad Erb and the Student Ministries staff: Lindsey McDonald, Reed Brentlinger, Angie Williamson, and Matt Davis. Upon successful completion of the class, your student will become a full member of Grace Presbyterian Church. More information can be found here.

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The Middle School Team

Reed Brentlinger

Middle School MInistries Associate

Reed is a native Houstonian, born and raised right here in our beautiful city. Reed previously served as Student Ministries Assistant at Tallowood Baptist Church in the Memorial area of Houston (2012-2014).

Reed is a graduate of Baylor University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Film and Digital Media. Reed is also a diehard Baylor fan, Sic’em! Reed recently earned his Masters of Christian Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary here in Houston.

Reed is excited to be a part of the Grace Student Ministries team. He loves to see students genuinely connecting to Jesus Christ in a real way. Reed loves teaching God’s Word to students and strives to show them Jesus in a new light. Reed’s ministry can be described as enthusiastic.

In his free time, Reed enjoys a good cup of coffee, small concert venues, a sweet comic book and hanging out with friends. Where you will find Reed the most is working on his car. If it involves an engine, grease, burning rubber, or horsepower, Reed is bound to be around somewhere.

Lindsey McDonald

Middle School Ministries Associate

Lindsey is a native Houstonian and graduate of Texas A&M. She also has received a M.A. in Transformational Urban Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. She has had the opportunity to travel to 25 countries and recently returned from the Philippines where she lived for 3 ½ years. In the Philippines, she worked alongside an indigenous church planting organization, planting holistic faith communities in the slums and relocation communities around Metro-Manila.

Before moving abroad, Lindsey worked as a student minister at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood. She is excited to be back in the field of student ministry as a part of the Grace Student Ministries team and looks forward to getting to know the students and their families. She hopes to inspire the students at Grace to grow in their love for Christ.

In her free time, Lindsey can be found participating in a yoga class, visiting with her friends and family, or relaxing with a cup of coffee and good book.

Student Ministries 2018 Mission Trip Informational Meeting

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JANUARY 28, MTH Room 207 5:30-6:00 Middle School Trip (current 6th and 7th grade students) 6:15-6:45 High School Trip (current 8th-12th grade students) 7:00-7:30 Senior Trip (current 12th grade students) All students and parents are invited to the informational meeting where we’ll discuss…

Middle School Lock-In

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FEBRUARY 16-17, 10:30 p.m.-7:00 a.m. Meet in Massey-Tucker Hall, Room 207 Join us for our annual lock-in at Main Event in Sugar Land. The cost is only $75 and includes access to the entire facility, unlimited bowling, laser tag, gravity…

High School Spring Break Trip 2018

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Mark your calendars for March 10-17, 2018 Yosemite National Park, here we come! High School Ministries is heading to California for Spring Break 2018.  We’ll leave Houston on Saturday, March 10, and be back on Saturday, March 17. We’ll be staying at…