We’re all about helping youth become more like Jesus. Eikon Youth is a ministry for Middle School and High School students to connect with friends and connect with God. There are Small Groups for both High School and Middle School that meet weekly. Small Groups Our Middle School small group is all about having fun and learning to embrace who God has created us to be as we blaze our own trail. Who: 6-8 Graders When: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm Get More Info Our High School small group is all about being engaged with what God is doing in and around us right now. Who: 9-12 Graders When: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm Get More Info Frequently Asked Questions When and where is Eikon Youth? Eikon Youth, our ministry for Middle School and High School students (grades 6-12), happens each Wednesday at 7:00 pm in various locations to benefit families in our local communities. Here is a list of where each group meets: EY ONE NIGHTS (1st Wednesday of the Month) All Youth Meet At Eikon Church. (400 Old Post Rd, Kyle, TX 78640) SAN MARCOS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS & HIGH SCHOOLERS: San Marcos Academy (2801 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666) KYLE HIGH SCHOOLERS: The White’s House (209 Spillway Dr., Kyle, TX 78640) KYLE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS: Eikon Church in the Youth Room Upstairs (400 Old Post Rd, Kyle, TX 78640) What does a new student need to do when they arrive? We’re excited to meet them! They can connect with one of our EY Leaders that will be greeting students at the door and that leader will get some of their info so we can keep in touch. We’ll then connect them with their Small Group Leader and the fun can begin. If a new student comes with a friend that’s currently attending Eikon Youth, we’ll make sure they’re in the same small group POD if they’re in the same phase of life (MS/HS). What happens in Eikon Youth? Show up, grab some food, and hang out with your small group: When you arrive, your childs EY Leaders will welcome them and encourage them to grab some free snacks to enjoy to start off. They will have some fun catching up with friends and leaders in their small group. Large Group: We’ll get started with a game, sometimes just 1 participant or sometimes the whole room gets in on the fun. Then get settled to hear a relevant message before you head into small group. Small Group PODS: We find the best way to create safe spaces for authentic conversations at our weekly gathering is through Small Group PODS (Point Of Discipleship). These PODs, led by gender appropriate leaders, consist of a smaller breakdown of same gender and same phase students conversing together to review the message and talk through how it relates to them. Who is my student’s small group leader? We’re so glad you’ve asked! Our leaders have committed to lead the same small group for the entire school year. Send your contact info, along with the ages and city location of your student to [email protected] and we’ll get you the information on who your students small group leader is! What events does Eikon Youth have? We provide a monthly event for students to connect with God and each other! Our annual events include a Spring Retreat, Crud Wars, and some kind of community service event. Other events change each year designed around our students’ interests and availabilities. Stay tuned to the Family Ministries Newsletter and to our events page to see what we have planned next! How can I, as a parent, get involved with Eikon Youth? We’re glad you asked! There are lots of ways to participate in the fun as you experience your own spiritual growth through serving. You can start by asking your student’s small group leader how you can support him or her. Offer to provide snacks for group, transportation to an outing, or to host a gathering at your place. You could also send an encouraging note. Any time you can provide the leaders an opportunity to just hang out with their students, ministry is happening. If you want to do more, consider becoming a small group leader or joining our one of our other Serve Teams. Can a parent be a small group leader of his or her student? Can a parent be a small group leader of his or her student? Becoming a small group leader is a fun and exciting way to stay engaged with your own student. We absolutely encourage parents to become small group leaders and, with the incredible growth happening, we need you but we do not permit parents to lead their own children in Eikon Youth. Some students need more space than others and are far more likely to be candid in small group discussions when parents are not present. We’ll help find the best fit for you, as well as the right place to maximize your student’s experience in Eikon Youth. My student expressed interest in getting baptized. What is your process That’s awesome! We’re excited with you! Check out our Baptism page for more information.