Journey Students

Journey Student ministry is known as StreCo, a combination of STRENGTH and COURAGE.  We currently meet every Wednesday evening during the school year in our Student Center. Doors open at 6PM and we conclude at 8:30PM. 7th-12th grade students are welcome to join us each week for discipleship and fellowship.


1 Corinthian’s 16:13-14 tells us, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” As followers of Jesus, we are here to encourage you and others in a relationship with Him.

StreCo exists to call students into their primary identity as ones who are deeply loved by God, inviting them to live a Spirit-empowered lifestyle of holiness and wholehearted love for God. We aim to gather and connect students to live a life of prayer in the power of the Spirit and to walk in lifelong partnership with God and His purposes for their life. 

Come and see for yourself.

Upcoming Events

(see below for a great way to save money)

Venture final logo.jpg

VENTURE is our new and improved DNOW weekend experience. Venture will take place February 18-20, 2022 for all 7th-12th grade students. This weekend experience will be filled with growth, exploration, serving, fellowship and fun to say the least. We will be spending time at multiple locations throughout San Antonio and neighboring cities, parks and destinations. Coupled in with powerful messages, intimate fellowship and heart-felt serving opportunities, Venture will be a new way for students to engage their creator. Each day will be FILLED with adventure but always returning to the comfort of their own bed. But be ready the next morning to get up and go.            Get ready for an adventure!        Cost: $200

To register for this event, press HERE.

Please direct any questions to our Student Ministry Director at 

Camp 2022.jpg

Student Summer Camp will be June 24-27 at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings Texas. ( 

Summer Camp is super fun! It’s where our students gather for unbridled fun and real outdoor adventures. No phones. No devices. No wifi in these woods. But we guarantee you’ll find a better connection. It’s a place where lifetime memories are made, where life-changing insights are found in the Word of God, and bonds are formed with friends you’ll never forget. Not to mention learning some seriously refined marshmallow toasting techniques. It can also be a challenge – physically, spiritually and emotionally. It’s a place where you can find yourself, test your limits, and reach for new heights like never before. It’s a place and a people you’ll love… and miss when it’s over.     Cost $425

Register your student for summer camp HERE

Please direct any questions to our High School Coordinator at


Would your student like to go to both Venture AND Summer Camp? Of course, but that's way too much money. Well if you register your student for summer camp, we will throw in the VENTURE weekend for free. That's a savings of $200. We want your student to have the opportunity to enjoy both events and we want to help make this happen. Upon registering for camp, your confirmation email will have the instructions and code to enter when you register your student for VENTURE.  We encourage you to take advantage of this 2 for 1 deal. But hurry, this deal ends February 9th.  

FOC Graphic.png

FEAST OF COMMUNITY 2021 event - November 13, 2021

Praise God! Through the generous support of our church family, local schools and student ministry, 187 meal kits were provided to families in our community to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. We appreciate all that helped in this wonderful event. We hope that you will continue to be the reflection of Jesus to others. Praise God!

NEW COVID UPDATE concerning JF Student Ministry (Updated November 2021)

We are doing everything we can to make sure that your student is safe during this pandemic. 2021 will be an outstanding year for your student to get engaged. We will remain diligence in keeping a safe and sanitized atmosphere each day of the week. Also, we are planning a host of events that your students can be involved in both on-site and off-site,  please visit one of our social media pages for info.

During all events masks are not mandatory for students but encouraged for all individuals. We ask that you carefully consider your peers and surroundings when attending any event and be mindful of your sanitation practices. We encourage all volunteers to be vaccinated and/or schedule your vaccination; however, this is not mandatory. 

We understand that it is a parents/guardians right to keep their student from attending any event due to their family safety protocol and we acknowledge this call. We care for your student and will support this decision for their safety. Keep in mind that we will also do everything to keep them safe while they attend any event of the student ministry and highly encourage their involvement at all of our gatherings. 

If you are a student in need of prayer,

please contact Pastor Sonny or any of our Student Ministry leads at the church office phone

or at the address on the bottom of this page.

<See bottom of page for a list of helpful numbers>

High School Flyer.jpg

Jr High Flyer.jpg


Our Student Pastor and staff are looking for the opportunity to help council, mentor and chat with any student who may be struggling and are in need of help. We offer personal, confidential opportunities to meet and talk. 

If you'd rather not meet in person, below is some of our suggestions. All free and confidential.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 


Death 2 Life 

 Full scale 24/7 help website for struggling teens. 100% confidential

Remedy Live

Visit above direct link or text 494949 day or night to connect w/ Remedy Live chat center

Remedy Live is a Christian based non-profit looking to help teens who are struggling with anxiety and depression.

Social Media Banner.jpg

STRECO Instagram Page Stay connected with our ministry with posts, updates and student content.

StreCo Facebook Group Students welcomed but let's be honest. Our FB page is directed for our parents to stay in touch with the ministry, any events and information related to SC.

StreCo Youtube Page We welcome you to view any of our archived worship, messages and Wednesday Night Live content.

Gathering Times  (Fall 2021)

SHIFT Ministry

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL: Grade 5-6 Sunday's 9:00AM & 11:00 AM (North Room of Student Center) 

Strength & Courage Student Ministry

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: Grade 7-8 Sunday's 9:00 AM & 11:00 in Student Center

HIGH SCHOOL: Wednesday Evenings for High School will resume Wednesday, August 18 at 7PM

Student Staff

Sonny Monteverdi

Student Pastor

Stephania Wong

Student Ministry Director

Luke Hernandez

High School Coordinator