Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School! 

God is doing some amazing things in the lives of middle school students at MDPC. If you are in middle school, we want you to come join us! This is a place to build Christ-centered friendships, be changed by God’s Word, and learn how to live out your faith every day.

MDPC’s Middle School Ministry is for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Our programs are open to everyone, so invite your friends to come along! You do not have to be a member to participate in any program, event, or trip. Trip registrations fill up fast and are done on a first-come, first-served basis, so sign up early!

Sunday Morning Connection

Middle School Connection is all about having fun and encountering God. When you come upstairs on Sunday mornings for Connection, you will find a lot going on. There will be people getting a coke at the soda bar, playing video games or ping pong in the Garage, shooting hoops or playing 4-square in the Backyard, and plenty of people will just be hanging out and chatting all around! We’ll then gather together in the Backyard for more fun and to encounter God by digging into the Bible together. Whether you have never been to church before or you’ve been to church more than Billy Graham, you’ll find a place at Middle School Connection. So 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders – we invite you to come hang out, and check out Connection.

Life Groups

The life of a Christian is all about becoming more like Jesus and being with God forever. Life Groups in MDPC Youth help middle school and high school students explore their faith in deeper ways to Grow as Followers of Jesus. When a Life Group gets together each week students dig into Scripture to talk about how faith in Jesus impacts their daily lives. Students will build deep friendships as they encourage one another to a deeper relationship with Jesus.

Life Groups are for students who are ready to sit down and study Scripture together in a small group of their peers. If you want to check out the ministry and have some fun but aren’t sure a Bible study is the way to go, Sunday morning Connection or Wednesday night Youth Group are great ways to get connected.

There are two Life Groups for each grade, one for guy and one for girls. Below you will find the information for leaders and host homes for Life Groups. There is no need to sign your students up for a Life Group. They simply need to show up at the appropriate day and time. Please contact the Life Group leaders via email to confirm when they will start meeting weekly.

If you have questions about Life Groups in general, feel free to contact Dan Aikins, Middle School Discipleship Director, at   or 713-490-9292.

Click here to see a list of our current Middle School Life Groups.