At Oneighty, we hope to be an influence in the life of your kids. However, we know that we aren't the ONLY influence. In fact, students are only here at church for up to 0.6% of their year. That means that 99.4% of that time they are with someone else. Fortunately, a lot of that time is spent with you, their parents, which means you have a greater influence on your kids than we do. But we want to help!
We believe that two combined influences can have a much greater impact than just separate influences. In other words, we are better together. When we are on the same page, pulling in the same direction and saying the same things, imagine what we can do together for your kids.
If there’s one word to describe the life of a middle school and high school student today, it would be MORE. They have more opportunities to do more things and go more places than any other generation before them. This also means that they have more on their plate and more things competing for their time and attention than ever before.
But in a time when life is all about more, often the influence of their parents and their church become LESS. Because they are doing more, they spend less time with mom and dad. Because their are so many more options, they skip church more often and attending regularly becomes less of a priority. In fact, studies show that as many as 70% of students walk away from their faith when they leave high school. This doesn’t just apply to those other students from some other families at some other church. This is the danger facing our students, from our families, at our church.
We know we can’t fix this on our own, and honestly, neither can you. But we do believe that we can help. We know enough to know that we don’t have all the answers, but we believe that if we partner with you, the parents, we will be better together than we can be on our own.
On this page we will be posting resources, blogs, and videos about all things family, culture, and church, and how they all intersect in the life of a teenager.
What time does Oneighty start on Wednesday nights?
Doors to the building open by 6:30 PM, and service starts at 7:00 PM. Small groups are typically done by 8:30 PM and we close the doors at 9:00 PM.
As a parent, what do I do? Do I just drop them off at the front door?
Yes, you can just drop them off and we will take good care of them. If it is their first time here, we will connect them with one of our registration volunteers who can walk them through the process. If they want to pre-register, all they have to do is text “I”m here” to _________ and you’ll get a link to sign up ahead of time. After that, they just text “I’m Here” to the same number when they arrive and we will send them a registration image that they will show when they walk in and we will know that they’re checked in!
How do I get my kids at the end of the night?
When you pick them up, you’ll drive around the back of the building to our parent pick up parking lot on the side of Oneighty. You can connect with your student from your car to come outside, or you can come inside and we will help you track them down.
Can I come in and check it out? I’d love to see what my kids are experiencing at Oneighty!
Parents are always welcome at Oneighty. However, we would ask that you give us a heads up that you’re coming so that we can be prepared for your arrival. You can email us any time to set it up.
For the safety of your kids, we don’t just let anybody and everybody who wants to come hang out at Oneighty in the doors, so there will be a few security protocols that we will ask you to follow.
That being said, if you like what you see and want to be a part, we would love to have you join our team and serve with us! We are always looking for adults who care about students and can be a positive influence in their lives. To find out more about joining the team, go here.