Welcome to the "NEW NORMAL" of Youth Ministry, at least for the foreseeable future. This new year will bring with it "various trials" that God wants to use to grow us in our faith. Let's prayerfully come together to make this the best youth year we can imagine.

We are alternating youth weeks by grade (Middle/High) this year while still coming together as a whole monthly and for special events. Here is why we are trying a change:

1. It will help us keep our youth numbers more manageable week-to-week. This means less demand on our limited volunteers.
2. It will help us focus on individual needs of each group related to their age and maturity level.

It is difficult to gear a ministry to both incoming 6th graders and seniors in high school at the same time. This format will help us be able to minister more effectively as we can have smaller small groups as well. We are excited about going deeper with our students!

We know this may be an adjustment for many families and we understand that. Please be patient with us as we navigate this new schedule and prayerfully see how it works out.

The $25 cost for youth this year is simply to help with the purchase of devotional books.

Ascend Student Ministries is a biblically based discipleship ministry for teens. It is based on:
Colossians 3:1 “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”

Our purpose is to help teens seek those “things that are above where Christ is” by coming alongside the parents in discipling their teens to live a Christ-centered life.

Gary Armstrong, Associate Pastor

Sunday Mornings 9:00-10:15am

Is not currently meeting

High School and Middle School students normally meet in the Kids Zone first then break-out into classrooms


Wednesday Nights 6:45-8:30pm

Middle and High School students meet in the Kid Zone for food with friends, games, and special summer activities. Learn about Jesus with our leaders.
School Schedule: 6:45-8:30pm, high school and middle school alternate weeks
Summer Ascend,  7:00-8:30pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays

Ascend Student Ministries Fall 2020 Schedule

Wednesday, September 9th – High School Kick-Off (H.S. Only)
Wednesday, September 16th – Middle School Kick-Off (M.S. Only)
Wednesday, September 23rd – High School Night (H.S. Only)
Wednesday, September 30 – Middle School Night (M.S. Only)
Wednesday, October 7 – High School Night (H.S. Only)
Wednesday, October 14 – Middle School Night (M.S. Only)

Wednesday, October 21 – High School Night (H.S. Only)
Wednesday, October 28 – All Group Halloween Party (H.S. & M.S.)
Wednesday, November 4 – Middle School Night (M.S. Only)
Wednesday, November 11 – High School Night (H.S. Only)
Wednesday, November 18 – Thanksgiving Potluck (H.S. & M.S.)
Wednesday, November 25 – NO YOUTH
Wednesday, December 2 - Middle School Night (M.S. Only)
Wednesday, December 9 – High School Night (H.S. Only)

Wednesday, December 16 – All Group Christmas Party (H.S. & M.S.)
Wednesday, December 23 – NO GROUP
Wednesday, December 30 – NO GROUP

Visit Student Ministries on Facebook and Instagram for more info like special events!

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