All About MSM

MSM (Middle School Ministry) at Lakeside is on a mission to transform as many students as possible into passionate and productive followers of Jesus. We are focused on helping students BEGIN in faith, BELONG to community, and BECOME like Jesus.

There are amazing things going on in our middle school ministry! We have a great team of adults who love middle school students and want to build relationships and walk with them as they get to know Jesus better. Our programs are intentionally simple and uncluttered to make what we do excellent, focused and effective. We want to come alongside parents as a resource to help discipleship become a reality in the home.

MSM meets weekly on Saturday nights 6:30-7:45 in the Dock (upstairs) of the Block. But the best thing we do is our small groups (GAB and GUYS) that meet alternating Friday afternoons from 3:30-5:00. Check us out!

In addition to our regular programs, we have a number of other big things throughout the year that are great “onramps” to help kids to connect: (Leaders in Training) LiT Conference (Spring), Summer Camp, Art and Music Conference (Fall), Winter Camp, Spring Break Missions Trip, and special events.

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Our Leadership

IMG_0987Kevin Kent
Director of Middle School Ministry

Kevin spent most of his childhood not too far away on a 120 acre ranch in Pollock Pines, CA. He remembers raising his hand to accept Christ during a Sunday school puppet show when he was 6 years old. Like most people, there were ups and downs in his faith journey but he continued to choose God and his faith truly became his own when he was a freshman in High school.

After graduating he began to serve at Green Valley Church in Placerville in many different ministries but the middle school ministry became his priority and his passion. He met his wife Kellie during this time where they served together. He eventually felt that God was calling him to full-time ministry and wanted to get as much experience as he could.

Kevin earned a B.A. in Youth Ministry and Bible and Theology from William Jessup University. Kevin and Kellie married after a semester there in 2005 and they graduated together in 2008. They have 2 beautiful daughters, Kylie and Klaire, and they believe their entire family is called to do ministry together.

In 2009, Kevin accepted a junior high director job at Centerpoint Community Church in Roseville and he served there for 4 years until he felt God drawing him to something new. He landed at Lakeside in May of 2013.

It is very important for Kevin and Kellie to work as a team in youth ministry as much as they can. Kevin has a passion for training up leaders and ministering to them so they can pour into youth. He works best with a team, and he loves coming alongside families to nurture the faith of today’s youth. He is a visionary and puts value on quality with everything that he does but what he desires most is transformed lives through Christ.

On a personal note, Kevin is a foodie and slightly obsessed with tea. He also loves to cook, date his wife, have daddy-daughter dates, and take his motorcycle on track days. He has a passion for worship, art, and music in general. His favorite bands are City Harmonic, Switchfoot, and whatever is currently playing on his Spotify.