upcoming events

Below is a list of some upcoming events for the Markle Student Ministry. 


    MOVE is a 5-day high school event held all over the world designed to amplify the call of Jesus on students' lives to become Kingdom Workers.

    MOVE is by far the biggest event our high school ministry does throughout the year.  If you are currently an 8th - 12th grader you DO NOT want to miss out on this experience

    Date and Location

    This year MOVE is June 17th - 21st.  We will be headed back to Hope College in Holland, Michigan. We will meet at church at 9:30 a.m. on the 17th and will return around 2:30 a.m. on Friday night the 21st (technically Saturday morning).. 

    This Years Theme?

    The theme for this years summer conference is "To Be Continued" - Students will explore the life of Elijah and help them understand that:

    1) They are called into the story of God.
    2) They can trust that God can provide b/c He is real.
    3) When they despair, God will sustain b/c He is here.
    4) They will find purpose when God sends them to reach others.
    5) They will continue as God's spirit empowers and his mission endures.

    Their story, Elijah's story, God's story...
    They're still being written...
    Because They're all "To Be Continued."

    Total Cost:

    The total cost is $250.  This cost includes: dinner Monday evening and breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday. It also includes lodging at Hope College Monday-Friday and all of your conference materials for the week and a special extended recreation activity on Thursday.

    The $250 does not include - any MOVE souvenirs and 2 fast food meals. 

    Where Will We Be Staying?

    On the  Hope College campus. The guys and girls will each be staying in separate dorms on campus.

    What Do I Need To Do To Register My Student(s) For MOVE?

    To register someone for MOVE simply follow these steps: (Registration is currently open!)

    1. Registration for this event is officially closed. If you need to make a payment click HERE to login. Once you are logged in you will be able to make a payment under "My Reservations" 
    2. Click HERE to fill out a MOVE medical release form. (every student MUST fill out this form)
    3. Click HERE for a PDF of the Markle Student Ministry waiver. (every student MUST fill out this form)

    Additional Information: 

    • What To Pack
    • Conference Schedule
    • Financial Aid Request (We NEVER want money to be the reason a student misses out on this incredible opportunity! We are willing to work with families through a number of different ways ranging from discounted prices and setting up payments all the way to full tuition. Email Jason our student minister to begin a conversation about financial aid. 


    On June 1st the middle school ministry will be taking our annual trip to Canoe Country to enjoy a nice time on the river! We will meet at church at 8:45 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m.

    Total cost for the trip is just $15. We are also asking everyone to bring a sack lunch with them at eat at Canoe Country. 


    Afterglow is simply a time for our high school students to get together and hangout at a student's house. We will meet at the house of Kiersten Boots on June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. and will finish up at 8:00 p.m. Cost is free. There will be snacks/food provided.

    The address students can be dropped off and picked up at is: 2700 N 200 W. Bluffton, IN 46714


    It's that time of the year again!!! All middle school students are welcome to join us for a fun-filled week!

    VBX will be 9am-noon every day from June 24th - 28th.  

    To register your middle school student for our VBX week follow the link HERE!

    The middle school schedule for the week is as follows:

    Monday - In the Underground. 

    We will kick things off in our student ministry space at Markle Church. There will be games, prizes, snacks, and an intro in to the theme of the week.

    Tuesday - Bowling

    We will bus over to the bowling alley on this day and enjoy a couple hours of bowling! The cost of this day is $5 per student.

    Wednesday - In the Underground

    More games, prizes and snacks and session 2 of our theme of our VBX theme of the week!

    Thursday - Movies

    We will bus over the Huntington 7 movie theatre to where we have rented out an entire theatre just for us! Total cost for this day is $5 plus any extra money you'd like for snacks at the theatre. 

    Friday - In the Underground

    We will finish up our week with another morning full of, you guessed it, games, prizes and snacks! We will also have our 3rd and final session of the week!


    Our middle school ALL NIGHTER will be on June 28th - June 29th this year. 

    We will meet in the Underground (door 8 at Markle Church) at 10:00 pm. for a fun night of games, prizes, snacks, laser tag, swimming and McDonalds! 

    The schedule for the night will go like this:

    10:00pm - Meet in the Underground

    10:00pm - 12:15am - Games at Markle Church

    1:00am - 3:00am - Unlilmited Laser Tag at Ultrazone which we have rented out the entire place just for us!

    3:30am - 5:30 am - Swimming at the Huntington YMCA where we have rented out the entire pool area just for us!

    5:45am - 6:30am - McDonalds breakfast

    7:00am - Return back to the Underground

    Total cost for the event is $25 plus money for McDonalds breakfast and any snacks/drinks you want to buy at Ultrazone. 


    Our middle school ministry will be taking our annual trip to Kings Island on Thursday, July 18th!

    We will meet in the Underground at 6:15am and return at midnight that night. 

    Total cost for the event $50 plus money for food for the day. 


    No you didn't read that wrong, we are doing it!!! 

    On July 21st from 6-8pm come and enjoy a fun night of looking like a fool and laughing at each other while we try to play volleyball on a slip-n-slide! We will also provide some snacks and drinks and will grill out hot dogs.

    Total cost is $5.


    On July 28th our high school ministry will be catching a TinCaps game!

    As always, we will be sitting FRONT ROW of Home Run Porch!!!

    We will meet in the Underground at 2:00pm and return at 6:30pm

    Total cost for the event is $15 plus any extra money you want to bring for food while at the park. 


    On August 3rd our middle school ministry will be catching a TinCaps game!

    As always, we will be sitting FRONT ROW of Home Run Porch!!!

    We will meet in the Underground at 6:00pm and return at 10:30pm.

    Total cost for the event is $15 plus any extra money you want to bring for food while at the park. 


    High school students - join us on Sunday, August 4th, as we spend an evening having fun, playing games, swimming, grilling out and sharing all the fun memories we have of our beloved seniors! We will meet at Blake and Peggy Caley's house at 6:00pm. and finish up at 9:00pm. Total cost is $5 to help cover the cost of food. 

    Blake and Peggy live at: 510 E Morse St. Markle, IN 46770 (directly across the street at church)


    Mark your calendars as we kick back off our Sunday night programming on August 18th!