Students

Austin-5790

Austin Leeviraphan

Director of Student Ministries

Welcome to the McFarlin Student Ministries! In our youth program (grades 6-12) we aim to show students how much Jesus loves them and how to walk alongside Christ and each other in their lives! Through missions, small groups, and fellowship we dive deeper into the Christian life and loving all of God’s children. 

ORANGE CURRICULUM

“Orange” is an approach to Christian education and discipleship that places an emphasis on the church working to partner closely with families, so the faith development isn’t just a church activity, it’s a family activity. We are incredibly excited for Orange and to share with you all the resources that we believe will help you have faith conversations and growth throughout your homes!

Middle School Orange

Here are all of the at home resources for you to use with your middle schooler this week!

This Sunday's Video

Daily Devotion Guide

Each week we will supply you with a Daily Devotion Guide. this will be a seven day template of devotions that you can do with your family, or students can do on their own during the week. Either way, this is a great way to integrate focusing on your faith into you and your families everyday life! 

Parent Moment Guide

Our Parent Moment Guide will give you some ideas on how to pray with, encourage, and cultivate a healthy and trusting relationship with you and your children.

High School Orange

Here are all of the at home resources for you to use with your middle schooler this week!

This Sunday's Video

Daily Devotion Guide

Each week we will supply you with a Daily Devotion Guide. this will be a seven day template of devotions that you can do with your family, or students can do on their own during the week. Either way, this is a great way to integrate focusing on your faith into you and your families everyday life! 

Parent Moment Guide

Our Parent Moment Guide will give you some ideas on how to pray with, encourage, and cultivate a healthy and trusting relationship with you and your children.

Middle School Programming

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Each week is a little different in the way we share and study the Gospel, but the Bible is always the basis for what we do! Students can come and meet in room 321 during the Sunday School hour, 9:40AM – 10:40AM.

YOUTH GROUP: On Wednesday evenings from 7:15PM to 8:45PM, middle schoolers and adult leaders come together for a time of games, snack supper, small groups, and worship! We hope you will invite a friend and join us for the midweek gathering! Drop off and pick up will be at the sliding doors on the southeast side of the building.

BOYS’ BREAKFAST: (Starting August 25th) On Thursdays at 7:00AM, middle school boys are invited to join us in Fenn Hall for a diner-style breakfast prepared by some of our faithful adult volunteers. Before heading to school we circle up for a short time of prayer and devotion, then we load up our church mini buses that go to any of the Norman Public Middle Schools (Whittier, Alcott, Irving, and Longfellow). The southeast sliding doors to Fenn Hall open at 7:00AM. We hope you will invite a friend and join us! Please bring a $5 donation to help cover the cost of the breakfast.

GIRLS’ BREAKFAST: (Starting August 26th) On Fridays at 7:00AM, middle school girls are invited to join us at Panera Bread (2200 W Main Street, Norman, OK 73069). Bring some money to buy breakfast and enjoy the fellowship and laughter with this incredible group! Before heading to school we circle up for a short time of prayer and devotion, then we load up our church mini buses that go to any of the Norman Public Middle Schools (Whittier, Alcott, Irving, and Longfellow). The doors to Panera open at 7:00AM.

High School Programming

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Each week is a little different in the way we share and study the Gospel, but the Bible is always the basis for what we do! Students can come and meet in room 321 during the Sunday School hour, 9:40AM – 10:40AM.

YOUTH GROUP: On Wednesday evenings from 7:15PM to 8:45PM, high schoolers will gather and dive into deep life giving conversations with their peers and small group adult leaders. We hope you will invite a friend and join us for the midweek gathering! Drop off and pick up will be at the sliding doors on the southeast side of the building.

  • Group Building Games
  • Snacks
  • Small group bible discussion
  • Large group devotions
  • Worship
  • Bring a friend!

High School Lunches: On Thursdays, McFarlin student ministry staff and volunteers pick up at both Norman High and Norman North to take students off campus for lunch. come join us for some mid-week fellowship and a break during the school day! Join the GroupMe (Secure Group Messaging App) to let us know you are coming, and make sure to follow the appropriate check out procedure at your school so you can come off campus with us to lunch! We pick up for both Freshman and Upperclassman lunches

  • Join our GroupMe (Links below)
  • Bring $$ for fast food lunch
  • Make sure you are properly checked out to go off campus with us
  • Invite a friend! (And let Austin know in the GroupMe know so we have enough seats ready on the bus)

 

Join Freshman GroupMe Here

Join Upperclassman GroupMe Here

Mission Trips

Our Spring Break Mission trip began in 1994 with a team of youth and adults who went south to build homes and begin a long tradition of serving during our students’ Spring Break from school.

This year we are excited to go on our 28th Spring Break Mission Trip. We are continuing the long standing tradition by heading to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to spread the love of Christ through construction projects on both homes and churches and a VBS for children to connect them in with the local churches in the area.

Watch the video below for a report on last years Spring Break Mission Trip.

  • DATES: March 11-18, 2023
  • COST: $425 before January 22, $450 afterward
  • REGISTER HERE

 

Contact Austin with any questions or for more info at aleeviraphan@mcfarlinumc.org

Save the date for our summer mission trip and make sure to check back for when we announce the location of our Mission trip for both our Middle School and High School students.

DATES: July 8-15, 2023

Check out the video below for a look into our mission trip last year

To be notified of more details make sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page.

 

SPRING BREAK VIDEO REPORT

Watch the Spring Break video report and see how God works through our students and McFarlin’s incredible mission partnerships in the Rio Grande Valley!
 
If you are able, please share this video on social media to celebrate our students, our church, and to show how God is changing lives that change the world through the spring break mission trip!

SUMMER MISSION TRIP 2022

Watch our Summer Mission Trip video highlighting some of our week serving in Knott County, Kentucky.
 
We had an incredible time serving and growing closer with one another during our time in Kentucky. We also got to experience the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, which had a powerful impact on all of us.

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