Updated: January16 , 2018

Beginning in January


If you’re an adult, the idea of spiritual habits is probably pretty familiar to you. Spiritual disciplines, quiet time, devotions — whatever you call it, you’ve probably established at least a few rhythms that help you grow spiritually. (Or, at least, you’re working on it.) The teenagers in your ministry, on the other hand, might need a little help from you to figure out how, exactly, to grow spiritually. So in this 4-week series, you’ll help your students discover four habits that can help them grow spiritually. The four habits we’ll cover are Spending Time with God, Spending Time with Others, Sharing Your Story, and Using Your Gifts. By introducing these habits to your students now, you’ll help set them up for a lifetime of spiritual growth.

Are you still not sure how Snapchat works? Has your teenager been saying words you can’t quite define? Do you want to know the scoop on that new movie your kid is begging you to see? Check out the Culture Translator Podcast from our friends at Axis Ideas. It’s designed with parents of teenagers in mind! You can even sign up for their weekly Culture Translator emails

We’re always trying to better understand what it’s like to parent a teenager. So here’s what we’re wondering: What’s the HARDEST thing about parenting your teenager right now?

Interested in joining us for our Costa Rica 2018 mission trip?

Interest meeting January 10 at 7:45 Pm in the Epicenter.

For the past few years a group from Trinity Baptist Church & Hydrate Student Ministry have had the privilege of going to Heredia, Costa Rica and working with Vida Abundante Heredia & Sonrisas Con Esperanza / Smiles with Hope. It is truly a blessing to serve others. We go and serve in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of what we have done and plan to do again. 

  • Children’s ministry such as backyard Bible clubs, VBS, playing ball, etc…
  • Light construction & painting
  • Serving families in a Nicaraguan low income village. Snack bags & playing with children there.
  • Landscaping and work on church grounds.
  • Drama in a local teenage theater.

As we are working we must remember that the people are why we are there. We will spend much of our time just loving on people!
The cost of the trip is approximately $1000. A $250 non-refundable deposit due by February 1.

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Planning your Summer? We are.

I know. It's only October and we are already thinking about CAMP!!!

Camp will be June 26-30, 2018 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center. The cost will be $300 if $100 deposit is paid byFebruary 1. $350 after. More info will be made available close to time!

Online Parenting Class

Harnessing Your Spiritual Influence

By brandon | December 20, 2017

HARNESSING YOUR SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE Dear Parents, What is a baked potato without a steak? French fries without a juicy hamburger? Salad dressing without a salad (for those healthy eaters)? It is incomplete and somehow lacking. The same goes for the spiritual teaching in our teenager’s life if we as parents don’t become actively involved. The…

Rebel & Repeat

By brandon | November 27, 2017

REBEL and REPEAT Dear Parents, It’s time again for our online class. I am going to begin by asking you to visit your past. One way to dynamically change your home is to have the courage to visit your own teenage experience and consider the ways you would REBEL and REPEAT. Here is a 2…

Sibling Rivalry

By brandon | November 6, 2017

Dear Parents, Have you ever heard that silence can be loud?  It’s that very loud, very obvious absence of sound after your teenager has just had another argument with their sibling and stomped off in the other direction.  Does it ever stop?  Do they really love each other? We will be discussing sibling rivalry this…

Online Parent Class: Reacting Vs. Responding

By brandon | October 22, 2017

To the amazing parents in our ministry, What is the difference between Reacting and Responding? Actually there is a huge difference. If you and I can understand that difference we can build bridges instead of walls in our relationships with teenagers. This month’s online parenting class is focused on helping you as a parent learn some tips…

I am so thankful that you allow your students to be a part of Hydrate. At hydrate we seek to "lead the thirsty to living water".

Each week we strive to help your student in their spiritual lives by teaching from the Word of God, praising God in worship, uplifting each other with encouraging words and reaching out to others.

Another way we seek to help students grow is by providing a daily devotional from Word of Life.

There is no substitute for the Word of God in the Christian life. 

Parents I am here to help you in whatever way I can. We have resources available for you on our parent page and at the welcome center in the Epicenter. Also if there is anything I can help you with specifically please don't hesitate to contact me.

Praying for you in this journey,

Pastor Brandon Phillips



H20 is our Hydrate student leadership team. It is our desire to give ministry away. We want to develop the leadership capabilities in you. We will spend time together planning, learning, and growing spiritually.

Our next meeting is January 21 at 4:30pm.

Hydrate Leadership Application

In order to help you plan ahead and make informed decision we have provided a calendar with most of our events for the rest of the year. Please understand that no student can or is expected to attend every event. But we do have several options for students to grow and serve.

Hydrate 2018 Events Calendar