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What is Re:generation for Students?

RE:GENERATION for Students is for anyone in grades 9-12 who is seeking God’s help with the brokenness in their life and is willing to do the work required by this ten-week program. By walking the steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible, many people have found freedom from personal struggles like substance abuse (alcohol, marijuana, pills, vaping, etc.), anxiety, obsessive thoughts, grief, people-pleasing, sexual sin (lust, pornography, same-sex attraction, etc.), eating disorders, the pain of a broken home, depression, suicidal thoughts, the pain of abuse, anger, and many more. If you’re ready to get well, you are welcome at RE:GENERATION for Students!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

What happens at a typical Re:generation for Students meeting?

Testimony & Teaching

30 min

Most weeks begin with a testimony from a Step Group Leader or former participant followed by a time of teaching which outlines and explains one of the steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible.

Step Groups

60 min

Step Groups are arranged by age and gender, and have up to 10 students led by 2 adult Step Group Leaders. In Step Groups, participants share what they are learning in book work as well as challenges or questions they are facing. This is a place for each participant to be known, accepted, and encouraged to continue walking the steps toward healing.

Book Work

At home

Throughout the week, participants complete a curriculum of 3 lessons per week and a “footprint” that serves as a marker for their progress toward healing. Lessons are designed to help students more fully understand the steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible. Each lesson is followed by an inspiring written testimony from a former participant. As an additional resource, “issue sheets” will be available to help students learn more about specific struggles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Re:generation for Students different from the adult version of re:generation?

The student program is much shorter and is offered in sessions with defined start and finish dates. While re:generation can sometimes last around one year, the RE:GENERATION for Students program is only 10 weeks of curriculum over 13 weeks. This program is designed to offer a basic introduction to the steps of healing given to us by God through the Bible.

Who is leading this program?

The Grace Church Care & Recovery staff members overseeing RE:GENERATION for Students are Lee Anne Cavin & Audrey Ann Crocker. The program is led by a committed team of Grace Church members who have completed re:generation and/or spent time serving with Grace Church Students. Grace requires all potential leaders who have expressed interest in working with students to complete the following steps before placement as a Step Group leader:

Step One: Screening Process
Leaders are required to complete an online application (with references) followed by a face-to-face interview. A leader must be an active member of Grace Church before being eligible to serve in positions providing access to students.

Step Two: Criminal Background Check
Grace Church requires that all leaders wishing to serve in RE:GENERATION for Students undergo a criminal background check.

Step Three: Policies & Procedures
Leaders are required to review our safety policies and procedures and sign a statement of acknowledgment and agreement indicating that he or she has read and understood the material, and agrees to comply with policy requirements.

Step Four: Accountability of leadership
Groups are lead by two leaders and overseen by a coach to increase accountability within each group. Groups are attended by the coach throughout the session to confirm groups are holding to the guidelines, policies and procedures.

Are participants able to remain anonymous?

This program is not committed to strict confidentiality or anonymity. Students who participate should expect the church to follow the Bible’s guidance to care for them and take action as advocates for their healing, health, and safety.

We will notify the appropriate authorities (parent or guardian, law enforcement, etc.) immediately if we have any suspicion that a student is facing imminent danger or demonstrates a pattern of behavior that could endanger them in the future. (Matthew 18:5-6, Proverbs 31:8)

As required by law, we will report any allegations or suspicions of abuse or neglect to the South Carolina Department of Family and Protective Services. (Romans 13:1)

What does the registration fee cover?

The cost of the workbook is covered by the registration fee and cost of weekly dinner is offset by the registration fee.