BLOG // Preteen


2019 Summer Internships

Looking for a great direction for  your summer in 2019? Do you have a passion for serving students? Want to be a part of an exciting, life-changing summer? Maybe you should apply for one of our summer internship positions. The positions last from roughly late May until early August and are an amazing way to spend […]


WBStudents Podcast – Girl’s Conference and Pumpkin Spice Bowl

Check out our WBStudents Podcast with details about our Girl's Conference tonight as well as the upcoming MS event, the Pumpkin Spice Bowl!  


HSV Learning Center Ministry Dates

Our ministry partners with the Huntsville Inner City Learning Center each Wednesday night to teach a Bible lesson, play games, and develop relationships with the students in their after school program. Here are the dates each department will be heading there for ministry: September 6, 2017 - HIGH SCHOOL September 13, 2017 - MIDDLE SCHOOL […]


Our New Interim Middle School Pastor – Trey Hodge

We are excited to bring Trey Hodge on as our interim Middle School Pastor here at Willowbrook. He has served many years in our student ministry. Two of those years were as a leader for our Middle School Ministry.   Pictured is Trey and his wife, Katie, along with their two boys, Max and Zane. […]


Girl’s Conference Wrap-Up

We just wrapped up our 2016 Girl's Conference this past weekend. We have heard so many great things from our students, parents, volunteers and leadership team who were a part of it. We truly could not have done it without every single person on our team. So to all who made this weekend happen, our student […]


Parent Meeting Recap

We are looking forward to a very successful year in Preteen Ministry with our new bunch of 5th and 6th graders, and we know you are too. It truly does take a partnership between church leaders and parents to help a preteen reach their full spiritual potential. The average church has 40 hours a year to spend […]


BBS Daily Updates

Day 3 Recap: We are halfway through our week and still having a blast! Today we had a great time of worship thanks to David, Wade and Justin! Poor Mr. Wade never wants to go back to work after he comes to play the drums! Willowbrook's new Student Pastor for the Madison Campus, Jonathan Herndon, […]


9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern -- no matter which app your kid is using. It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. But […]


Why Preteens Dont Think Easter is a Big Deal

“Why do we celebrate Easter at all? It was on the Cross that Jesus paid for our sins and made a way for us to have eternal life. What’s the big deal about Jesus raising from the dead?” I would venture to say that most preteens don’t understand why we celebrate Easter. I don’t think […]


10 Commandments For Entertainment and Social Media

Below is a great post from To see the original article go here. Without realizing it, certain areas of our lives can get disconnected from Christ's lordship. We don't consciously rebel, but we fail to consider our actions and habits in the light of God's Word. Social media and entertainment often fall into this […]


Preteen Missions on Wednesday Nights

As a ministry leader, my desire is to see students become people who love and serve others with the heart of Jesus. Of course, I want them to become these people without experiencing a lot of personal pain, loss, or risk. But in reality, I know it means that I hope God disturbs my students’ sense of […]


Our New Ministry Partner – The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center

We are pleased to announce that Willowbrook Students is partnering this fall with The Huntsville Inner City Learning Center! This partnership is the culmination of much prayer by the Willowbrook Students staff and HICLC Founder/Director Art Leslie. While meeting with Art and his Program Director, Susan, he mentioned the need for the kids at the center […]


What Bible should I buy for my preteen?

In Preteen Ministry each week, we stress the importance of bringing a Bible to church. We have Bibles that they can borrow while in class, but we encourage students to bring their own Bible and read it in class as well as at home. The helps them to be familiar with their Bible, and personalize passages […]


Big Changes

Big changes are happening in the Student Ministry at Willowbrook! After a year and a half of prayer, planning, organizing, and strategizing, we launched our brand new Willowbrook Students logo and ministry plan on Sunday, Aug 9 at “The Drop.” It was a phenomenal night full of fun, food, surprises, giveaways, illusions, and most importantly, […]


Welcome to the WBS Preteen Blog

Greetings from the ministry blog! To say that we are excited about our new mission and vision for Willowbrook Students is an understatement! This new approach for our student ministry has been birthed from a lot of prayer, long meetings and coffee (we are youth ministers you know). It’s incredible to see it all come […]