East Side Students exists to help 7-12 graders to gather together to worship Jesus, grow together as we follow Jesus, and go together as we share Jesus with 6,300 students in the River Valley. We are about one name and it's the name of Jesus. Led by an awesome group of leaders, our desire is for students to fall madly in love with Christ and His word, to live out their faith daily on their campuses and in the circles of influence in which God has placed them. East Side Students is lead by Mike Jones, Associate Pastor of Students, who believes church should be a fun, creative place for anyone to encounter Jesus!

If you have any questions or would like to connect with our student ministry, please email Mike Jones

Sunday Mornings at 9am / The Annex

We grow together in Connect Groups that are formed by gender and age. This exists to help students navigate the truth of God's word in the world they live in.

Wednesday Nights 6:15pm / The Annex

We have created an environment specifically for students to encounter Jesus no matter what part of their faith journey they are on. Doors open at 5pm for basketball, air hockey, video games, and a time for students to connect with one another. At 6:30, we gather in the auditorium for authentic worship led by our team and practical teaching of God's word

Fall retreat 2019

A weekend for all 7th-12th grade students to get away for a weekend, press pause on life, gather together to worship Jesus, grow together in their relationships with each other, and go back to their campuses with a better understanding of their passions and purpose. The cost is $120 and that covers: transportation, lodging, meals, sessions, and free time options at New Life Ranch.


Friday October 18th

9:00am - Depart East Side

11:00am - Arrive at New Life Ranch

11:15am - Overview of Weekend

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Adventure Options (New Life Ranch Activities)

3:00pm - Squad Wars

4:30pm - Free Time

6:00pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Session 1

9:00pm - Family Groups

10:00pm - Late Night

11:00pm - Lights Out

Saturday October 19th

8:00am - Breakfast

9:30am - Session 2

10:30am - Family Groups

11:45am - Lunch

1:00pm - Adventure Options (New Life Ranch Activities)

3:00pm - Squad Wars

4:30pm - Free Time

6:00pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Session 3

9:00pm - Family Groups

10:00pm - Free Time / pack up

11:00pm - Lights Out

Sunday October 20th

7:00am - Breakfast

7:30am - Depart New Life Ranch

9:30am - Arrive at East Side

10:15am - Session 4 (worship gathering)

11:15am - Dismiss


UNITED is a weekend event where students gather to worship by getting to hear incredible messages and engage in music, grow in relationships with Jesus and their friends, and have tons of fun. It's the best weekend of the year!
Register HERE


We are excited to be heading to South Padre Island for summer camp in 2020!

Dates: June 22-26

Leading the way: Ed Newton, Drew Worsham, and Central Wxrship

More info to come!