Student Ministry

Welcome to MXteens!

A ministry for 6-12th graders & their families

At MXteens, our deepest desire is to introduce teenagers to the real, unfiltered Jesus Christ and create the kind of environment where they have every opportunity to pursue him and be pursued by him. By the time students graduate high school, we hope their relationship with Jesus has become deeply personal, meaningful and transformational. This happens when we focus on three core ideas: Worship, Community, and Service.

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No matter who you are, where you’ve come from or what you’ve done - we hope you know that you can have a family in us. We are a group of imperfect people who have been saved and unified by a perfect God. Regardless of your race, social status, interests, GPA, etc. we want you to know that you have a home here. We believe that we are heavily influenced by the people we surround ourselves with - which is why we strive to create the kind of community that mirrors Jesus’ character.
Let’s learn more about Jesus together!

To the parents and guardians...

We’re rooting for you. At MXteens, we want the same thing you do...for your student to grow in their relationship with God. We know that raising a teenager has its challenges, so we promise to do our best to provide the resources and support that you, as a parent, need in order to be successful in your home.

When We Meet

Sunday Mornings after services in the Canteen (3rd classroom off the Gym) from 11-11:45 a.m. for Bible Classes.
Wednesday Nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Canteen (3rd classroom off the Gym) for Youth Group.

For a complete list of events, visit our EVENTS page or pick up a paper copy of the calendar at the MXteens table in the foyer.

Meet the Ministers

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Michalie Brown

NextGen Youth Minister

Michalie is one of the NextGen Ministers here at McKnight Crossings where she serves KidsCrossings, the Student Ministry and their families. Michalie grew up in Saint Louis, attended Lafayette Church of Christ and first became acquainted with McKnight through area-wide teen events. After earning her degree in public relations from Harding University in 2017, she stuck around Harding and worked for University Communications for a little over a year before she began to feel a call towards ministry. When the opportunity to pursue ministry so close to home presented itself, she couldn't help but jump on it!  Michalie joined our team at MX in April of 2019. In her free time, Michalie loves spending time with her family, getting coffee with good friends and reading good books! You can reach Michalie at 314-962-7026.

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Matt Earnhart

NextGen Youth Minister

Matt is one of the NextGen Ministers here at McKnight Crossings where he works primarily with the Student Ministry and their families. Matt is from the Saint Louis area and grew up in Kirkwood. He went to the Mid-County Church of Christ and first became familiar with McKnight after being involved in area-wide teen events throughout St. Louis. After earning his first degree from Pepperdine University in 2010, Matt moved back to St. Louis to attend graduate school, obtain a masters in secondary education and become a middle school teacher. Matt has been teaching in the Kirkwood area for 7 years and has been working part-time with the teen ministry at McKnight for 2 years. In his free time, Matt enjoys music, sports, coffee, and spending time with good friends and family. You can reach Matt at 314-583-1909.   


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