We know that a first time for a student can be awkward. That’s why we strive for what we call “RADICAL HOSPITALITY.” We want every student to feel radically welcomed, radically accepted and radically relaxed. From the time students check in, to the time they leave, we will be intentional at providing the best experience ever. They can expect fun, worship, age-relevant Christ-centered teaching, and easy small-group discussion led by dedicated adult leaders. Every student matters to us and every student belongs at The Union.
1st-Time Check In
When you arrive on our campus, you will want to find The Union Check-In counter, located close to exterior door #3. Should you need assistance finding us, look for the “I’m New Here” signs and someone will point you in the right direction. At the Check-In counter someone will be there to welcome and assist you through the 1st-time check-in process. The 1st time takes a few minutes, but visits after that less than a minute, because students check themselves in using the phone number they submitted during 1st-time check in.
To save a little time during the 1st-time check in, fill out the online Guest Registration form ahead of time.
After Check In
Students are greeted by a leader who helps get them connected to other leaders and students. From 10:50-11:12am, it’s free time. Students can grab a FREE soft drink and snack from the Hub, play games that are in the room, or just chill and wait for programming to begin. Come early and hang out. The Hub does close at 11:10am.
Programming begins at 11:12am. Students can expect to experience different things when programming begins. One week may be worship, another upfront hysterical games, and another may be an everyone crazy game.
After program opening:
High School students transition to S306 for high-school relevant teaching and engagement. They have a time of interactive teaching and a time where they transition into discussion groups. Discussion groups make the crowd smaller, so students can know a few leaders and other students their age. The discussions are fun and easy.
Middle School students remain in The Union for middle-school relevant teaching. After teaching, students transition to dedicated small groups, separated according to age and gender. Groups are located in The Union and also in classrooms behind The Union. Small groups give students a chance to connect to committed leaders and other students. They also provide the discussion that helps students know how to apply the teaching to their lives.
*All students are released at 12:20pm. Families should have a dedicated place to meet at that time.
** Students who need to leave before 12:20pm must check out at The Union Check-In counter. For safety and security measures, we ask that parents/guardians please go to the Check-In counter if you need your student before 12:20pm. The team leader will get the student for you. You will need to sign the student out.