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What We Want for Your Student

a relationship with God that leads to a transformed life

Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (NLT)

The staff and volunteers of Brookwood Student Ministries help equip parents as the primary spiritual influence for students. By providing education in learning how to have a growing relationship with Jesus and developing this relationship at an early age, students are better prepared to handle challenging situations and make good life choices. We encourage students and parents to serve in many areas such as: Sunday production, Children’s Ministry, Worship, orchestrating games and leading Small Groups. The Student Ministry environment allows and encourages students to form healthy relationships with peers during Student Sunday Services, Small Groups, camps and events during the year.

Small Groups (learn more)

As a parent, do you want help leading your student to have an authentic faith in Jesus? Would you like a fun, safe place for your child to hang out with other students as they grow closer to Jesus? Visit /studentgroups to learn more and get connected.



Baptism (learn more)

We know students often have questions about baptism.

Why should I be baptized?  •  I've already been baptized, do I have to do it again?  •  Does it matter if you are sprinkled or dunked? 

Answers to these commonly asked questions are found in the Bible. We believe it clearly teaches us that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism allows a Christ-follower to communicate to the world their heart-felt commitment to Christ.

Visit brookwoodchurch.org/baptism for more information and how to register for a prerequisite class.



Adult Volunteer Opportunities (learn more)

Student Ministry parents, join us! We have a place for you on our team! Godly servants like you can help our students grow in faith and learn to make good decisions centered around Christ. Click here and choose Students from the category list to get the process started.



Leader Info (learn more)
Thank you for serving in Student Ministries. Below are ways we can help keep our students safe:

Responding to Child Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional)
(learn more)

A. Responding to a Child – Stay calm

  1. Listen attentively while the child is talking to you. Active listening is best.
  2. Ask if the child has disclosed to anyone else. If so, who and when.
  3. Do not probe for specific details. Only gather the following information, using open ended questions: who, what, where, when. Do not attempt to investigate or excessively question the child.
  4. Do not remove clothing to examine child’s body.
  5. Do not overreact, or indicate doubt or disbelief.
  6. Tell the child what you will do (i.e. contact authorities for assistance).
  7. Do not give the child false assurances or promises that you will keep the information confidential.
  8. Do not stop the child from talking or leave the child to locate another adult to bring in on the disclosure.

B. Documentation

  1. Document your concerns, including physical and behavioral signs.
  2. Document the child’s statements to you. Try to use the child’s exact words.
  3. Document the child’s demeanor while talking with you. Note any signs of fear or distress.
  4. If you make the report orally, record the date, time and person and agency you contacted.
  5. Be aware that your records concerning the report may be subject to subpoena.

C. Making the Report

  1. Make the report as soon as possible after receiving the information which causes you to suspect abuse.
  2. Try to determine jurisdiction where abuse/incident occurred. The report must be made to jurisdiction where abuse/incident occurred. If jurisdiction of abuse/incident is unclear, call 911 and let law enforcement determine jurisdiction.
  3. Call 911 (for the appropriate jurisdiction). Law enforcement will contact DSS should EPC (emergency protective custody) be warranted.
  4. If abuse/incident occurred out of state, call 911. Local law enforcement will do an “agency assist” and take initial report and will refer to out of state jurisdiction.
  5. If disclosure refers to past occurrences, the same procedures (as listed above) are followed.
  6. Once law enforcement has been contacted and is in route, the Pastor over the ministry, then contact the parents.
  7. The key is for law enforcement to have first access to the child. Do not let the minor leave with the caregiver until law enforcement has arrived to assess the situation
  8. Ensure a ministry leader/pastor is on hand to meet with parents.
  9. In addition to making the report, be sure to inform your Ministry Leader/Supervisor who will then inform the pastor over that ministry and Human Resources.
  10. Have the following information available: child’s name, age, date of birth, address and present location.

D. Follow Up

  1. Your continued help may be necessary.
  2. Be willing to meet with multidisciplinary teams and/or testify in court if requested.

E. Confidentiality

  • Ensure the information disclosed to you is kept confidential and only shared with those listed here.


Responding to Suicide/Self Harm Disclosure (learn more)

A. Responding to a Child – Stay calm

  1. Listen attentively while the child is talking to you.
  2. Ask if the child has disclosed to anyone else. If so, who and when.
  3. For suicidal threats, try to ascertain if minor has a plan for self injury/suicide and if they have lethal
    means to complete plan (on their person or elsewhere).
  4. Do not overreact, or indicate doubt or disbelief.
  5. Tell the child what you will do (i.e. contact authorities for assistance).
  6. Do not give the child false assurances or promises that you will keep the information confidential.
  7. Do not stop the child from talking or leave the child to locate another adult to bring in on the disclosure.

B. Documentation

  1. Document your concerns, including physical and behavioral signs.
  2. Document the child’s statements to you. Try to use the child’s exact words.
  3. Document the child’s demeanor while talking with you. Note any signs of fear or distress.
  4. If you make the report orally, record the date, time and person and agency you contacted.
  5. Be aware that your records concerning the report may be subject to subpoena.

C. Making the Report

  1. Make the report as soon as possible after receiving the information which causes you to suspect self
    harm/suicide. No student with risk of suicide/self harm may be sent home.
  2. Call local 911 immediately.
  3. Once law enforcement has been contacted and is in route, contact the Pastor over the ministry, then
    contact the parents.
  4. The key is for law enforcement to have first access to the child. Do not let the minor leave with the
    caregiver until law enforcement has arrived to assess the situation.
  5. Ensure a Ministry Leader/Pastor is on hand to meet with parents.
  6. In addition to making the report to law enforcement, be sure to inform your Ministry Leader/Supervisor
    who will then inform the Pastor over that ministry and Human Resources.
  7. Have the following information available: child’s name, age, date of birth, address and present location.

D. Follow Up

  1. Your continued help may be necessary.
  2. Be willing to meet with multidisciplinary teams and/or testify in court if requested.

E. Confidentiality

  • Ensure that the information disclosed to you is kept confidential and only shared with those listed in
    this document.

Get Involved in a Student Event!

DateEvent/LocationWhoCostRegister By
Jul
05
Wednesday
• Wednesday, July 5.
• 2-3 pm at 125 S Main St, Simpsonville.
Where: Off-Site
Students (Grades 7-8) Click event title for details.
Jul
05
Wednesday
• Wednesday, July 5.
• 3-5 pm at South Campus Field.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 9-12) Click event title for details.
Jul
05
Wednesday
• Wednesday, July 5.
• 6:30-8:30 pm at South Campus Field.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 5-6) Click event title for details.
Jul
18
Tuesday
• Tuesday, July 18.
• 6-7:30 pm at 637 Congaree Rd, Greenville SC.
Where: Off-Site
Students (Grades 5-6)$10.00July 17, 2017
Available spots: 32
Register Now
Jul
19
Wednesday
• Wednesday, July 19.
• 3-5 pm at 531 S Main Street, Greenville.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 9-12) Click event title for details.
Aug
01
Tuesday
• Tuesday, August 1.
• 7-9 pm at 100 Spaulding Farm Rd., Greenville.
Where: Off-Site
Students (Grades 7-8)$5.00July 31, 2017
Register Now
Aug
02
Wednesday
• Wednesday, August 2.
• 7-9 pm, Location TBD.
Where: Off-Site
Students (Grades 5-6)$5.00August 01, 2017
Register Now
Aug
03
Thursday
• Thursday, August 3.
• 7-9 pm at 100 Spaulding Farm Rd., Greenville.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 9-12)$5.00August 02, 2017
Register Now
Aug
06
Sunday
• Sunday, August 6.
• 10:15-10:45 am in the Chapel.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 5-6) Click event title for details.
Aug
06
Sunday
• Sunday, August 6.
• 10:15-10:45 am at South Campus.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 7-8) Click event title for details.
Aug
06
Sunday
• Sunday, August 6.
• 10:15-10:45 am in Chapel 279.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 9-12) Click event title for details.
Oct
01
Sunday
• October 1-May 30, 2018.
• Meeting dates and times TBD.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 5-6) October 01, 2017
Register Now
Oct
01
Sunday
• October 1-May 30, 2018.
• Meeting dates and times TBD.
Where: Brookwood
Students (Grades 7-8) October 02, 2017
Register Now
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