Trivia Night 2018

Coming up VERY SOON, March 3rd, is our Annual Trivia Night. This is our major fundraising opportunity for our student mission trips. 100% of the funds from the evening go directly to making student mission trips affordable.
The evening will be a lot of fun, even if you stink at trivia. We promise you and your friends will have a wonderful time and leave knowing you gave to a great cause. Doors open at 5:00pm with the Silent Auction. Trivia begins promptly at 6:00pm.
For parents and church members, we need donations for the silent auction that takes place throughout the evening. We also need people to come and enjoy the evening! I encourage you to invite your co-workers, friends, neighbors, family, mailman, you name it! CLICK HERE to get the flyer to print and handout to anyone! You can also grab that flyer up at church. You can signup by using this link or by calling the church office, 314-843-3500.

If you would like to get involved you can contact Lisa Coombs at or Ben Wahlman at


CSM Christmas Party

Join us December 10 for our Christmas Party from 6-9pm! We will have lots of Christmas themed games, a Christmas photo booth, ugly sweater competition, a white elephant gift exchange and dinner. Pizza will be provided, we ask that last name A-L bring a dessert and M-Z bring a side dish. Also, don’t forget a white elephant gift, something silly under $5. We look forward to seeing you and a friend as we close out another wonderful year of ministry in CSM!


Big Chill 2018

Coming up January 26-28, 2018 is our annual winter retreat Big Chill!! This is an amazing opportunity to get away from the distractions of life and focus on God for a weekend. We will be at Pinecrest Camp and the cost is $130 which covers meals, lodging and everything else.

There will be more details as we get closer but you can signup online by clicking here or on paper by grabbing a handout in the Rafters. If you have any questions you can email We hope to see for this memorable weekend!


Hoedown (10/27)

Friday, October 27 is our annual CSM Hoedown!! This night is all about putting on your best Halloween costume, cooking up your best chili, baking your best pie and (square) dancing the night away! Everything will be happening from 6-10pm in the church Atrium.

We ask that guys bring chili and girls bring dessert (pie if they want). We will have prizes for the best costumes so be sure to have your best costume for the evening. We will also have a professional square dance caller and lots of redneck games! Don’t miss out on this awesome night to share with your friends!


Photo Scavenger Hunt (9/27)

On September 27 we will have our first invite night of the school year, our Photo Scavenger Hunt! At the Photo Scavenger Hunt we will jump into vans with leaders and parents in search of various clues throughout South County. The team that finds the most clues wins! And the prize will be most delicious!

We encourage students to INVITE their non-churched friends to this event. The event will run from 6:00-8:30pm. Be sure to note that it’s 30 mins before and 30 mins after our regular scheduled time. If you would be interested in driving that evening, you can email!


Parent Meeting This Sunday (8/27)

It’s that time of year where we kick off our student activities so we want to bring you up to speed with events coming up this year. We also want to equip you with ways you can better reach out to your teens. We will discuss what is going well at home and what isn’t and how we can help one another.

We know that the spiritual battlefield happens everywhere including the home and we know that the best and most encouraging conversations happen at home with you! We want to help you capitalize on these.

Join us August 27th from Noon-2pm in the Rafters! We will have lunch included and the game room will be open for the students to hang out.


End of Summer Bonfire (8/9)

Next Wednesday, August 9th, from 5-9pm will be our End of Summer Bonfire!! We will be at the Francisco’s house which is on a lake. There will be lots of swimming, eating, games and a message from God’s Word as we close out our summer together in CSM. Since the Francisco’s live out in Cedar Hill we will have a shuttle that will meet at church at 4:30pm and be back at 9:30pm. If you would like to drive there you can get the directions by emailing

What to Bring:
Last Name A-L: Drinks
M-Z: Dessert/Snack
Swimsuit and Towel

End of Summer Bonfire2017

High School Mission Trip 2017

Coming up next week is our High School Mission Trip to Sisseton, South Dakota! For those that are going you can find the packing list and itinerary by clicking here. We will be meeting up at church Saturday, July 15 at 11:50am to pack up the trailer with everything the students don’t need on the vans. On Sunday, July 16 at 4:59am we will meet up to pray and then load up in the vans to travel to South Dakota! We will return back at church on Sunday, July 23 at noonNote that the cost for the trip this year is $125. Please have that in on Saturday during the packing party.

This year we are doing something new called “Sponsor-A-Student”. The premise behind this is for our church to support the students through praying and encouragement. On Sunday we had all of our sponsorships taken! Woohoo!! That means, every student will have at least 5 people praying for them and writing them a letter throughout the week in South Dakota. If you would like to sponsor a student you can do so by clicking here, choosing a student and writing them a letter to:
Dakota Sonshine Attn: Ben Wahlman
45227 SD Hwy 10
Sisseton, SD 57262

House Church Today (July 5)

House Church is happening today (July 5) from 6-9pm at the Herman House! We will have dinner together, play some games (inside, outside and in their pool, weather depending), and hear from God’s Word. Since they have a pool be sure to bring something to swim in!

We will provide pizza for everyone at dinner. We ask that last names A-L bring snack/dessert and M-Z bring drinks! If you need directions please email to get them. See you then!


Breakaway 2017

Breakaway (Summer Camp) is happening in exactly ONE WEEK!! We can’t wait to see what God has in store for each of our leaders and students going. For those that are going we have posted the teams below, guys are green and girls are red! Be sure to get lots of apparel to rep your teams! The crazier the better!

You can also get the rest of the itinerary and packing list by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you next Wednesday, June 28 at 1:29pm in the Atrium for check in! Don’t forget your CSM Medical Release, Ascend Camp Medical Release, and any unpaid balance. Click the forms to download the pdf.