Sandhills Student Ministry

Vertical 612 is the student ministry of Sandhills Community Church, led by Pastor Chris Ledley & Pastor Erich Wiegner. Follow on Instagram: sandhillsyouth.

VERTICAL 612 is our weekly environment that gives middle and high school students the opportunity to EXPERIENCE who Jesus is, and GROW in their relationship with him. We meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:45pm. Pizza and hang out time goes from 5-5:30pm. A typical night at VERTICAL 612 includes games, worship and a biblical teaching, and small group discussion. (No small groups during the summer.)

Mission: Creating environments where middle school and high school students have the opprtunity to EXPERIENCE who Jesus is, GROW in a relationship with Jesus and each other, and INFLUENCE the world for Jesus.

Stay Connected! 7PM every Sunday night for group games & teaching. Link for our private youth group meeting. Must request password.

Another great moment from the retreat. What was your favorite moment from #encountergod ?

Memories from one week ago. Who believes that God is still working? #EncounterGod #undivided

Encounter God 2019 - Sandhills Community Church

Encounter God 2019 is Coming!!
Sign up at the link below! WHO: Students from 6th-12th grade WHAT: Our annual fall retreat for students to focus on their relationships with God and also enjoy fun activities with friends WHEN: November 15-17th WHERE: Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC (about 30 mins from the church) WHY: Everyone needs to get away from time to t...

Anyone need shelter? Sandhills community Church's doors are open. Red Cross is ready to help.

Our facilities are currently being used as a Red Cross Command Center. Thank you for all your prayers and offers to help. Red Cross is currently handling everything.

Please continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Please join us this Sunday night (August 18th) from 5-6:30pm for FREE pizza & drinks, youth games, and worship music!

This open house is for all students 6th-12th grade and their parents. It's an especially great night for parents to meet your student's small group leaders and experience what life at Vertical612 is like for yourself! Pastor Chris will have a breakout session for parents to give helpful tips on navigating the teen years & share how youth group can partner with parents during this important phase of their student's life. Meanwhile Pastor Erich will be talking to your student about the new school year to come.๐Ÿ‘

Lives changed... #InstagramTestimony #ClickOnPic #V612

[08/05/19]   The Dominican Republic trip was probably one of the best weeks of my life from handing out water filters & sharing the gospel to soccer camp for little kids. Was able to build on friendships and grow closer with God. -Caleb Ledley #Instagramtestimony #liveschanged #v612 #Clickonpic

Lives changed... #InstagramTestimony #ClickOnPic #V612

Lives changed...
#InstagramTestimony #ClickOnPic #V612

Lives changed... #InstagramTestimony #ClickOnPic #V612

What an awesome time of ministry for our youth and teen leaders!

We spent the past week with a youth team from Sandhills Church! They spent their time in Jima Arriba and Jima Abajo distributing water filters, hosting a youth soccer camp, and several of them shared their testimony at two church services. Thank you @sandhillsyouth for serving with us as we continue to expand our ministry in Jima Arriba by planting a church!
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Dominican Republic Trip update: Home safely! ๐Ÿ‘Thanks for all your prayers. 400 Water filters distributed with the local pastors who can provide ongoing discipleship. Salvations professed. The youth grew as they gave their testimonies! You were a part of that ๐Ÿ‘ Continue to pray as the Lord deepens the lessons learned on this trip. May His people be sanctified! ๐Ÿ˜‡ Make sure to ask them what they saw God doing... #testify #cleanwater #v612

Pray for places that were hit by Hurricane Michael. The struggle is real. #HurricaneReliefMichael #SandhillsYouth

Pray for our 8-10 hour drive home from Florida #SouthCarolinaorbust (Pic of one site group with Team Effort leader Ruthy & homeowner Peter)

Sandhills students performing for the end of week talent show!

After a hard week's work. Time for the Water park #V612 @ Shipwreck Island Water Park

G'morning campers! Ready for the water park?! #breakfast

We're keeping your kids working, hydrated, and fed. They are blessing people here in hurricane stricken Florida #hrdrationbreak #TeamEffortFL #v612

Some of the first day of work on site 1. How are you spending your week?

The impact of retreats for our teens... Sign up! #Baptism #Testimony #EncounterGod2017

Fun with 9 Square

Here's a fun moment from 2018. Playing 9 Square is hard...moving 9 Square is harder.

Come worship. Invite Others. Share...

See you at service....

Encounter God 2018

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Here's a quick throwback to Encounter God! Sandhills Student Ministry's annual fall retreat at Camp Longridge in Ridgeway, SC. music by:

Pastor Malcolm preached about an Exchanged Life on Sunday morning! Here's the podcast: #SweetIrony #EncounterGod2018 (photocredit: Eliana Langston)

Intense small group time. Deep talks. Late nights. Scripture. Worship. Encounter God. Ask the youth that went, "What's the great exchange?"

Get into the new rhythm! Sunday morning svcs are now at 8:30AM, 10AM, & 11:30AM! ๐ŸŒ„ (No Youth Group Sunday night ... Labor Day Weekend) #PrayForOurGraduates #CollegeBegan

Now THAT'S Good News! #GospelTruth #PREACH #PodbeanPodcast Listen to Sunday's sermon on the podbean app:

It begins...

[08/15/18]   So thankful for our seniors contributions. Go out and make a difference in your colleges & then... The world. #GrowthInSelf #MaturityInChrist #InvestingBack #Clickthepic #BeingLightsInTheDarkness

...sometimes the power goes out during a storm and worshippers still worship... #PluggedInWithoutPluggingIn #AcousticSet

What's on the throne of your heart? Plug yourself into God! Be intentional... (podcasts available every week on podbean app)

Use this image as your lock screen to help focus on our new series "What's the Catch". Download image from this link:

[07/28/18]   Who are your companions in life, students?

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3513 Hard Scrabble Rd
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