The Student Ministry of West Haven

The Student Ministry of West Haven Baptist Church exists to see students drawn to Christ, conformed to Christ, and committed to serving Christ.  We seek transformation in the lives of parents, leaders, and students through the power of the gospel and the Holy Spirit.  

upcoming events

  • January 26-27 - READY Conference

    Amidst a culture shifting like the tide, it is imperative that students are ready to defend "the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3). To that end, mark your calendars for Ready, a student conference held at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO on January 26-27, 2018.

  • February 23 - Youth Group Olympics

    Join us for an evening of team competition and fun! Students will form small teams, and compete for gold! All games will take place at West Haven Baptist Church.  This event is free, and open to any student (7th grade to 12th grade).  6:30pm to 8:00pm.

  • March 31 - Missions Opportunity @ Harvesters

    Join us on Saturday, March 24th, as we serve at Harvesters-The Community Food Network!  We'll be helping in the Volunteer Engagement Center, where our efforts will contribute to the distribution of food and household supplies.  The facility we will serve is located in Topeka, KS.  We will serve from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, not including travel time.

  • April 20 - Secret Church

    For the good of our souls and for the sake of the church’s mission, followers of Christ need to ask, “What false gospels are being taught today?” and “How can I recognize the true gospel among so many counterfeits?” Answering these questions will be the aim of Secret Church 18, “Cults and Counterfeit Gospels.”  Registration required.  Additional details to be provided early 2018. 

  • June 14 to June 16 - summer retreat

    Mark you calendars for our Summer Retreat at Clinton Lake! More information to come early 2018.

get connected!

When and Where?

On Sunday mornings, we have an active Junior High/Senior High Sunday School class that meets at 9:15a.  Afterwards, the students move to the Worship Center for our weekly Worship Gatherings at 10:30a.

On Wednesday nights, from 6:30p to 8:00p, we once again gather for games, fellowship, worship, and study.  Students are welcome to arrive early, to play video games, ping pong, foosball, pool, etc.  

On the first Wednesday of each month, we serve a delicious and (mostly) nutritious meal.  Be sure to follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

Our Student Ministry Director is Bill Weatherford. He is assisted by Associate Director Nathan LaFave and a fantastic group of adult student leaders.

Keeping You Informed

Communicating with the church, specifically parents, is a high priority for the student ministry leadership.  As such, we provide regular updates on our various social media platforms. However, we also recognize that not everybody is on social media.  To receive updates via email, please sign up here.  


We ask all students participating in the Student Ministry at West Haven Baptist Church to have a completed Student Ministry Covenant / Medical Treatment Authorization form.