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Helping middle school and high school students grow in their faith & become fully committed followers of Jesus.

RockFish Students currently meet at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Raeford location. 6th to 12th graders are invited to come to hang out!


RockFish Students uses a curriculum called Grow. It offers scripture, videos, activities, games, and music. Grow offers a variety of themed series that is intentionally selected for use with our young folks. At RockFish Students youth will:

Current Series

Whether it’s Instagram, YouTube, TV, or movies, we are constantly surrounded by “influencers.” But in reality, we are all influencers because we all influence others in some way, whether we mean to or not. We’re all already influencers, but the question is, “What kind of influencers will we be?” In this 4-week series, we’ll learn from a few key influencers in the Bible about what real influencers are like. They’re humble (not
arrogant), chase good (not evil), live small (and dream big), and tell God’s story (not just their own)...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RockFish Students?

RockFish Students is a dynamic ministry where we aim to RELATE students to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through biblically sound messages and spirit filled worship – MENTOR students to help apply the bible to their daily lives and encourage spiritual growth, in building relationships with their peers and serving the community – and UNLEASH fully committed disciples of Christ.

What is the purpose of RockFish Students’ small groups?

Small groups serve as a way to break down the message and help instill life application of the message content. We break small groups up in to boys and girls and divide them up between middle school and high school so we can get on an inentional level with all students to ensure spiritual maturity.

What should parents do on RockFish Students nights?

First time parents are encouraged to come in on the first visit to RFS. We would like to get your name, students name, your email and phone number so we can email out our monthly newsletter to you and have a way to contact you in case of an emergency. You are welcome to stay for the service so you can see what we are about. Don’t want to stay? No worries!!! Go get some dinner, run some errands, or go grab a cup of coffee and relax. Just be back by 8:30 PM to pick up your student.

What is the general flow on a RockFish Students night?

Glad you asked. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Dinner and hangout time is 6:30 PM-7:05 PM. This is followed by worship, then our message, then a cooperate/icebreaker game. We then break into our small groups. We pray out at 8:25 PM and you pick them up at 8:30 PM.

How will my child be dismissed from RockFish Students?

Students will be released at 8:30 PM. There will be an adult at the front entrance watching over the students as they leave.

What is the adult presence at RockFish Students?

We have a dedicated and passionate team of adult leaders who are present to lead the service. We also have a security team on site to further ensure that the students are safe and accounted for.

Will food be available?

Absolutely!!! We usually have pizza and drinks the first 3 Fridays of the month. We do this as an outreach to the parents so it’s less you have to do on a Friday night. Our Ignite service is different. We do a potluck so you the parents can pour into the students!!!

Serving in
RockFish Students

RockFish Students has multiple opportunities for you to engage in the mission of making, equipping, and releasing fully committed followers of Jesus.