Come and be a part!
Welcome to HHBC Student Ministry!
Being United . . . .
Knowing that transition is difficult we strive to develop relationships throughout the ministry by participating in several activities and programs together throughout the year.
- All summer Wednesday activities
- Major Events during the school year:
Super Bowl Party, Guys Only and
Girls Only Events (i.e. Chiseled and Polished)
- Summer Camp at Snowbird: Monday through Saturday, July 20-25
- Munchie Mondays in the summer
It is important for all believers to continually grow in their knowledge of and relationship with God. During the school year, “Sunday Night Electives” will provide that opportunity.
Fall Semester #1: Sept. 7th – Nov. 16th
- “Financial Peace University”
- “Not A Fan”
Winter Semester: Jan. 11th – March 1st
- “1 Peter—Stand Strong”
- “Discovering your God-given SHAPE”
- “Transformation—Developing a Heart for God”
Spring Semester: March 8th – May 3rd
- “Joseph—The Power of Forgiveness”
- “Parables—Imagine Life God’s Way”
- “Salvaging My Identity” – Girls Only
Winter Semester: Jan. 12th – Feb. 23rd
It is our desire to provide experiences for all students to serve others.
Some examples include:
- Church and Community work projects
- Caroling w/ Senior Adults
- Baseball with special needs children
- Local Missions Day
- Church mission trips
Opportunities abound to support the Wednesday service and use one’s interests and giftedness to impact others.
- Singing and/or playing in the Worship Band
- E: Squad
- Video Production
- A/V Tech
Quality relationships are what keep us connected. While most H.S. activities are done through our Life Groups, special activities include:
- Freshman Welcome Activity
- LU Football & Tailgating
- Senior Retreat
- LU Hockey and Basketball
- The Marble Yard hike
- Graduate Recognition
- King’s Dominion
Combining media, music and a message we strive to expose students to all aspects of
God’s nature, character, and expectations.
Topics this year:
- “Stomping Out the Darkness”
Seeing ourselves in the light of God’s Truth
- “Extreme Life Makover”
- A study in the Book of Romans
Focusing on relationships, students in small, age‐graded groups dig deeper and discuss each Wednesday’s lesson topic on Sunday mornings and develop lasting relationships through mentoring, nurturing and accountability.
Opportunities abound to support the Wednesday service and use one’s interests and giftedness to impact others. Singing and/ or playing in the Worship Band
- Video Production
Middle School Ministry
Our Middle School students will have various opportunities for activities with their cylinder groups. In
addition, we provide our students with a number of large group activities and events throughout the year.
- MS Luau – Welcome Activity
- LU Football & Tailgating
- Peaks of Otter Hike & Cookout
- Snow Tubing
- MS All-Nighter
- King’s Dominion
Are designed to engage, inform, and challenge our students. This is done via relative biblical teaching, multi‐media and music. Topics this year:
- Studies from Genesis
- “Out with the Old, In with the New”
- “Made” l “Exposed”
- Studies in the book of John
- “Am I Enough?”
- “I’m Calling You Out – Discipleship”
- “Double Dare 2000”
- “66 Books—1 Story”
- “Calling All Christians”
Every student will be part of a “cylinder group” which will consist of students of the same grade and gender with an adult leader. The leader will seek to disciple, mentor, and encourage students in their Christian walk and relationship with Christ.
The goal of the church and its student ministry is to “produce spiritual maturity.”
Jesus commanded us, his disciples, to go and make disciples of all nations. At HHBC we desire to be and to make disciples
of Jesus Christ. We understand that process to look like this:
- An authentic disciple of Christ must connect to God and people, must grow individually and collectively in the Word and will of God, and must impact the church through service and their world as salt and light.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19‐20
- Make Disciples ‐ of all who are saved.
- Identify with Christ and the church. (Rom. 6:4, Acts 2:41‐42).
- Teach obedience to the Word of God.
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:11‐13
- Mature the saints (that includes students).
- Equip saints to do the work of the ministry.
- Result: The body of Christ is edified through unity and maturity.
Brian Freerksen – Director of Student Ministries and High School Pastor
Although born in Minnesota, Brian was raised and lived in Lynchburg throughout his school years and early adult life. Brian graduated from Liberty University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries and Youth Ministry. After taking a year off to work and marry his lovely wife, Nancy, Brian continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 1996. He began his full-time ministry with students while in Seminary as an Assistant High School Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church. Upon graduation, Brian followed God’s leading to fill the position of Associate Pastor of Students at Lizella Baptist Church in Lizella, GA. After eleven years of service God called Brian and his family back to Lynchburg as the Senior High Pastor and Director of Student Ministries at HHBC. Brian and Nancy have three wonderful children, Brandon, Emily, and Katie. Brian enjoys soccer, the martial arts, Frisbee golf, reading, and hanging out with his friends and students.
Brandon Vieth – Middle School Director
Brandon Vieth was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but was raised in Ocean City, New Jersey. Brandon Has lived in Lynchburg since 2010 while attending Liberty University. He received his Bachelors Degree in Religion with a specialization in Youth Ministry in May of 2013 and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling. Brandon loves teaching the Word and one-on-one interaction with students. Brandon is marrying his high school and college sweetheart, Alexis, in May of 2015. In his free time, Brandon loves to rock climb, play volleyball and soccer, and watch movies with his fiancé.
Caitlin Bradt – Girl’s Ministry Director and Student Ministry Assistant
Caitlin was born and raised in Orange County, Virginia and is a 2013 graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Women’s Ministry. After graduating, she felt lead to pursue a Master’s Degree in Human Services: Christian Ministry Counseling. Caitlin surrendered her life to full-time ministry during her second year at Liberty and has served as a camp counselor, a Sprirtual Life Director at Liberty University, and an intern at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. God opened the door for her to be a part of the Student Ministry at Hyland Heights Baptist Church beginning in May 2014 as the Girl’s Minstry Director. Caitlin enjoys playing volleyball, fishing and hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. Her heart is to see young girls fearlessly embrace their walk with the Lord and become faithful servants of Christ.
Will Anderson – Student Worship Leader
Will was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has since lived in Mississippi and Missouri before moving to Virginia to attend Liberty University in the Fall of 2011. He is currently in his senior year there pursuing a degree in Music Ministry and plans to graduate in May of 2015. After graduation he hopes to go into full-time church ministry with music and/or students. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with friends.
Meghan Burks – Graphic Arts
Meghan Burks was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA and has attended Hyland Heights since she was seven years old. She is pursuing a degree in Woman’s Ministry with a minor in Computer Design. Meghan is a graduate of the Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. She loves to create ideas that welcome new-comers while making the Student Ministry Center an inviting place for all. She uses that passion to develop ideas for the Technical aspect of the Student Ministries. She likes to spend her spare time with family and friends.