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2024 Mentor Program "Flight for Christ" Confirmation Journey

Flight for Christ Confirmation Journey 2023-2024 Schedule

We are excited about our 2024 time with all these awesome students. We are officially halfway through the journey. The expectation is that your student will make all sessions and if you have an immoveable conflict or sickness just let Steven Nelson know and we will work with you. The sessions on Sunday are designed to allow families to worship together and there is time before (depending on worship service you attend) to schedule a meeting with your adult mentor.

2023 Schedule

Sunday, November 12

Sunday, December 10

2024 Schedule

Sunday, January 7

Sunday January 21

Sunday February 4

Sunday February 25

Sunday March 3

Sunday March 17

Sunday April 7

Sunday April 21

Confirmation Sunday: April 28, 2024 @ Wesley Memorial Church

Asbury Room Brunch: 9:45am

Confirmation Worship Service: 11am

We tried our best in 2024 to avoid Holiday Weekends, Furniture Market and School Spring Breaks. We tried to be consistent with 1st & 3rd Sundays but February had President's Day Weekend.

2024 Confirmation Students and Adult Mentors

Elly Keever

Mentor: Phyllis McCoy

Hannah Gnatt

Mentor: Brenda Bradner

Hannah Jennings

Mentor: Kaide Sledge

Adrienne Reeves

Mentor: Jennifer Ayers

Martha Anne Johrendt

Mentor: Meredith Covington

Nancy Kathryn Smith

Mentor: Jessica Nelson

Porter Redmond

Mentor: Martha Webster

Sophie Kitley

Mentor: Kristy Dudley

Jonathan Getahum

Mentor: Robert Yates

Bo Culler

Mentor: AB Henley

Brooks Covington

Mentor: Matt Heald

Colton Maines

Mentor: Riley Phelps

Cooper McGee

Mentor: Quintin Ayers

Graham Cochrane

Mentor: Justin Ivy

Jonathan Getahum

Mentor: Robert Yates

Rudduck Clinard

Mentor: Buck Kester

Travis Briggs

Mentor: Steven Nelson

Whit Hauser

Mentor: Braden Covington

Ashton Perryman

Mentor: Phil Couillard

Ben Covington

Mentor: IV Culp

Carter Curran

Mentor: Jefferson McLamb

Garrett Lee

Mentor: Charles Surles

Kwasi Asenso

Mentor: Clark Chilton

Luke Heybrock

Mentor: Steve Bouldin

Parker Yates

Mentor: Jacob Kohns

Ridge Hiatt

Mentor: Jim Maines

Roman Aue

Mentor: Justin Sledge

Nico Ryker

Mentor: TBD

Jarian (Red)

Mentor: TBD

Trevor Chatterton

Mentor: TBD

Five Guys and Fortnite Friday!!!

Our student ministry is open to any student and their friends in grades 6-12. We also have new opportunities for young adults ages 18-29 during different seasons and special times throughout the year too. We love seeing new faces and meeting new friends! As students and young adults join us, we pray they will begin to notice their full potential in Christ.

We pray out time together encourages and equips them to go out into the world with their light shining bright ready to serve Him! Our hope is that every person walks away from us encouraged, hopeful, motivated with a heart on FIRE for JESUS!


We are a Bible-believing, God-fearing, Spirit-filled group that loves "stacking the stands" for students and walking alongside their journey with Jesus! We typically have 6-8 different event opportunities each week where students can ALWAYS bring their friends. Each event is slightly different with how intentional we are with fellowship, discipleship and growing in God's Word.

We utilize sports, food, leaders and different spaces on and off campus to achieve the same purpose in helping students: Love God, Love Others & Change the World! With our E3 model of ministry we hope each student feels engaged, equipped and empowered to live a life for Christ. Being a Christian is more than a title, it's a lifestyle.


Student Ministry Staff Team:


Ministry Director

Steven M. Nelson



Administrative Coordinator

Kaide H. Sledge



Fall Intern

Aiden E. Daves



Student Ministry Leadership Team:

Steven Nelson (ministry director)

Tom Smothers (team chair)

Kaide Sledge (admin)

Aiden Daves (intern)

Barry Cheek

Robert Yates

Tracy Briggs

Debra Jones

Jacob Kohns


Student Representatives:

Arden Yates (Southwest-12th)

Lyla Dorn (HPCA-11th)


Ball and Bible Adult Leaders:

Ed Cornwell (Citadel)

Aiden Daves (GTCC)


Midweek Motivation Leaders:

Tracy Briggs

Debra Jones

Amber McGee

Heather Woodard

Grayson Frye

Kaide Sledge

Justin Sledge

Robert Yates

Jacob Kohns

Jim Maines

Aiden Daves

Steven Nelson


Bible Study Leaders:

Taylor Kyle (Columbia International)

Kaide Sledge (UNC Charlotte)

Jessica Nelson (UNCW)

Steven Nelson (UNCW)

Jacob Kohns (Anderson)

Justin Sledge (UNC Charlotte)

Josh Harris (App State)


Midweek Motivation Serving Team:

Kyla Fjeld (Wesleyan)

Lyla Dorn (HPCA)

Arden Yates (Southwest)

Callie Curran (East Davidson)

Fernanda Perez (Bishop McGuinness)

Roscoe Randall (Central)


Freshmen LIT (Leaders in Training) Serving Team:

TBD Winter 2023/24

12th Grade Seniors:

Arden Yates

Kyla Fjeld

Fernanda Perez

Abby Keever

Hannah Reeves

Lizzie Marsh

Ginny Kitley

Jill Pettie

Carli Crews

Courtney Lyon

Dixie Clinard

Mallory Atkinson

Maddie Carroll

Kate Morgan

Ava Burton

Austen Grace White

Ava Vaughn

Benjamin Brown

Kory Proctor

Hudson Lance

Seth Wall

Denzel Sowa

Lucas Newton

Nathan Owens

Judah Reitnour

Brayden Ankin

Luke Morgan

Jordan Dancy

Aaron Howard

Jalen Umstead

Welcome Kaide Sledge to our student ministry team! Kaide and her husband Justin have been volunteering at our church for the last year. She has a servant’s heart, a passion for middle school girls and other awesome gifts that will continue to enhance our student ministry. We are thrilled to welcome Kaide to the team!

Fun ways to get to know Kaide:

Fav Candy: Peanut M&Ms

Fav Animal: Blue Bird

Fav Place to Eat: San Luis or Chipotle

Fav Dessert: Cheesecake & Cookies

Fav Scripture/Life Verse: Psalm 139

Hidden Talent: I can bake :)

Family Info: I come from a family of five, I am a middle child, one younger and one older brother

Pets: I recently rescued a black German Shephard puppy, Winnie Girl

Born: Concord, NC but grew up in Harrisburg, NC

High School: Hickory Ridge High School

College: UNCC (niners) - Graduated with a bachelors degree in Communication Studies - Organizational (corporate) and Mass Media. Minored in Sociology.

Hobbies: I love to read!

Welcome Aiden Daves to our student ministry team! Aiden was active in our weekly Bible Studies and Edge of Adventure during high school and most recently graduated from Wesleyan Christian Academy in the spring of 2023. After working at a summer student ministry camp he has now joined us as our new fall intern! He has a humble spirit and kind heart that will help point students to Jesus! We are thrilled to welcome Aiden to the team!

Fun ways to get to know Aiden:

Fav Candy: Snickers

Fav Animal: Monkeys

Fav Place to Eat: Chipotle

Fav Dessert: Cupcakes (chocolate or lemon)

Fav Scripture/Life Verse: Romans 8:32

Hidden Talent: Beating Steve in ping pong

Pets: 3 cats

Born: High Point, NC

College: GTCC, coursework & basketball team

Hobbies: Basketball, ping pong, golf, reading and Tae Kwon Do

We are pumped to begin our "Flight for Christ" Confirmation Journey this Fall 2023! The last seven years we have thoroughly enjoyed our confirmands as they have grown in their walk with Jesus and knowledge of the local church. We have most recently confirmed twenty one 8th and 9th grade students in 2022.

Our new season of 2023-24 has 30 students for the confirmation journey! We are excited for each of them and their mentors!

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Top 10 Leader Characteristics:

  1. Prayer
  2. Intentionality
  3. Perseverance
  4. Adaptability
  5. Enthusiasm
  6. Humility
  7. Vision
  8. Wisdom
  9. Honesty
  10. Self-Control

We always try to use our God-given gifts and abilities while being resourceful at all times. Always give 100% while leaving room for the Holy Spirit to be present in all you say and do. We are so pumped for all God is doing in High Point, NC!

"You would much rather be humbled by God than by life's circumstances"

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less."

"Being a Christian is more than a title, it's a lifestyle"

"The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." Matthew 23:11-12

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