College Ministry

We're a Christ, college, and community-focused ministry for students (and non-students) from all over the Raleigh area!

College is a crazy time in life where we face lots of transitions and important life decisions. Our ministry exists to keep students grounded in God's word, to grow in our relationship with Christ through serving others, and to take part in the larger ministries and fellowship of our church family.

No matter where you're from or what school you attend, we invite you to join us for any of our ministries from August to May each year!

Fall 2017 Information

We're excited to welcome you to Raleigh! Whether you're starting school at one of our nearby colleges/universities, beginning your studies at Wake Tech, or aren't taking classes but are looking for a place to belong as you enter adulthood, we'd love to help you find a place to seek, serve, and share Christ here at Forest Hills. 

We've got quite a few things planned for the Fall semester, so we hope you'll take advantage of the ministry and service opportunities we'll have coming up. Be sure to check back here for updates. For right now, here's what we got coming up:

Wednesday Nights at Forest Hills: our church starts back with our Wednesday dinner and activities on Wednesday, September 6th. From 5:30pm-6:30pm, family dinner is served in the Fellowship Hall. All college students eat FREE! This is a great time to eat with members of our church family (they LOVE getting to know college students!). From 6:30pm-7:30pm, you can either stick around in the Fellowship Hall for a church-wide Bible study or head up to the college room to work on school assignments with other college students (snacks and drinks provided!). 

State Fair Trip (October 22): We're taking a "family trip" over to the fair. Join us! (time TBD). 

Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner (November 19): A holiday favorite, join us as we travel to three separate houses where we'll enjoy delicious appetizers, a main course, and desserts as we ring in the holiday season. All homes are within walking distance of the church. Event runs from 5:30pm-8:30pm. 

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If you have any questions about our church or college ministry, please contact Rev. Tyler Ward via email ( or phone (919-828-6161). 

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Weekly Events (Aug - May)

  • Sunday School (S-308)
    • 9:30am - 10:00am: Breakfast and Fellowship 
    • 10:00am - 10:45AM: Bible Study
  • Worship                                 
    • Contemporary Worship - 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall.
    • Traditional Worship - 11:00am in the Sanctuary
  • Wednesday Dinner & Bible Study
    • Join our church family for dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm, followed by a Bible Study at 6:30pm. 
    • All college students eat for FREE!
    • Wednesday meals resume on 9/6. 

December Mission Trip Signup

From December 14-16, we'll be joining college students and young adults from around NC at the Red Springs Mission Camp for a three-day event designed to help all of us share, learn, and grow in missions awareness and involvement. Mission projects will provide opportunities to serve and grow, while small group discussions and activities will open attendee's hearts to service and mission. Attendees will be inspired by Dr. Quincy Scott, longtime Army chaplain and former Dean of Chapel at Shaw University in Raleigh. More info on the trip can be found here

Dates: December 14-16, 2017 (leave Raleigh mid-morning on the 14th, arrive back in Raleigh by mid afternoon on the 16th).

Cost: $25 per person (includes event registration, two night's lodging, six meals, t-shirt, and transportation).

Who: All college students and young adults (ages 18-25).

Where: Red Springs Mission Camp (just an hour and a half away from Raleigh)

How to Register: Please complete and submit the online form below by November 19th. Payment due by departure date.

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