Pursue, Connect, Serve and Reach are our priorities at New Life and are the lens through which we view everything in Student Ministries. We are very intentional to plan our year based on our four priorities. If an event, sermon or game night doesn’t accomplish one of those four priorities, we don’t do it. We want students to Pursue Jesus daily, Connect in community, Serve each other and Reach their world.
Students and Parents, if you’d like to be added to our email list to receive communication from Pastor Grant about Student Ministries news, please email Pastor Grant.
Wednesday Nights – School Year
Students (Grades 6-12) meet every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Upper Room. They will hear a large group message, sing songs of worship, play games, and connect in small groups. It’s a great environment to get plugged in and get connected.
Join us for a class, Spiritual Gifts for Teens, led by Jacque Olson. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to attend this 10-week class to build peer relationships and work through the question, “Who am I?” We will spend our first month together learning more about our personalities and strengths and then in October, we will join Patti Wiens’ class to study the Spiritual Gifts. Hopefully, this will help us identify patterns that will help us as we pursue God, connect relationally, serve others and reach our world with the Gospel. The class is open to anyone grades 6-12 and would love for you to join even if you can’t make it every week. We’ll meet in Room 134 from Sept. 9 through Dec. 14.
Trek & Journey 24/7 – This optional opportunity is a continuation of the AWANA Ministry for Grades 7-12 and meets at the church from 6:00 to 8:00pm approximately 2 Sundays per month during the school year. A typical night starts with games then moves into a teaching time, handbook time, and fellowship. For further information, see our Awana page.Register for Awana
Student Serving Opportunities:
There are opportunities for students to serve here, near and far. We offer students the opportunity to serve on Sunday through our Connect Team. We also look for opportunities to impact our community by serving with local organizations. Additionally, we travel further away for yearly mission trips.
Join our Connect Team where you can be involved in serving our church body about once per month on Sunday mornings with greeting, ushering and other opportunities that allow you to help people feel welcomed at New Life. Contact Pastor Grant for more details if you would like to be part of the team!
You can assist in any of the kids classes (9:15am hour or 10:30am hour), working with adult volunteers and sharing your skills and interests with kids. Contact Pastor Grant if you’d like to serve or need more details!
Adult Serving Opportunities:
We want people with a passion for students to get plugged in with Student Ministries as it’s such a crucial time in life for young people. Student Ministries includes Grades 6-12, and we have the opportunity to lead by example in our lives to these students. We encourage each adult volunteer to help lead a small group and, most importantly, to be involved in the students’ lives outside of the church building. Get to know them, share your story, be a leader and show students in practical ways what it looks like to follow Christ. We are helping these students Pursue God, Connect in community, Serve each other and Reach their world.
If you are interested or have questions about serving in Student Ministries, email Pastor Grant.