Middle School


Welcome to Grace Presbyterian Church: Middle School Ministry! Below you can find out more about groups to join, team leader introduction/contact info, events, news, and more!

The Forge

Sunday Mornings: 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.

“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 

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

Reed Brentlinger

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

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 minister and serve in several countries, including the Philippines where she lived between 2012-2015 serving alongside an indigenous church planting community.

Lindsey has worked at Grace since October 2015. She believes the middle school years are some of the most formative and wants each middle schooler to know the God who created them and loves them. She hopes to inspire and disciple the students at Grace to grow in their love for Christ and for their neighbors.

In her free time Lindsey can be found walking the various trails Houston has to offer, enjoying the outdoors if the weather is nice, visiting with her friends and family, participating in a yoga class, or relaxing with a cup of coffee and good book.

Ongoing Events

Project Home

This is an opportunity that happens a few times a year 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 see when and where we will be serving next!


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.

Upcoming Student Events

Wed 19

Middle School Bible Studies (DIG)

June 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun 30
Jul 02

Incoming Freshman Girls Bible Study (DIG)

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 02

High School Guys Bible Study (DIG)

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 09

Incoming Freshman Girls Bible Study (DIG)

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle School News

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