Our Mission:

Student ministry is a huge part of Discovery Church! We know that middle school and high school is an exciting but also trying time. During these transformative years, students are more receptive to Christ and most in need of an accepting community. At Discovery we provide a place where teenagers can find both. Our goal is to help middle school and high school students develop a faith that is Personal, a faith revealing their Purpose, and a faith filled with Power.

On Sundays:

In addition to our church-wide services we have two gatherings specific to students. On Sunday mornings at 9:30am we have Ekplesso. The Bible tells us that upon hearing Jesus people were often "astounded." That word is translated from Greek the word Ekplesso. On Sundays our goal is to dive a little deeper into God's word and experience Ekplesso!

On Wednesdays:

On Wednesdays at 6:00pm we have Disruption. Filled with games, music, food and fun – at Disruption middle school and high school students can give God a chance to disrupt their lives and learn to be disruptive for Him.

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Discovery Student Ministries is taking a group of middle school students (grades 6-8) to Atlanta on March 16-17 for Believe! Believe is a conference just for middle school students, lead by some of the coolest artists and communicators around. If you register by Valentines day, the cost is just $60, but it goes up from there. Reserve your spot at DiscoveryBristol.com/student-ministries or see Elliott for more info.


This summer, students currently in grades 6-12 are heading to Carson Newman University in Jefferson City for Centrifuge. This is an insanely fun camp where teenagers join hundreds of their peers to worship God and grow deeper in their faith. The cost is $250 per person. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is due by Jan 31 to reserve a spot. Registration is live now!