It is our desire to equip, support, encourage, and promote God’s amazing design for parents and the home as his primary tools for ministry to young people. We also desire to equip gifted saints in our local church to come alongside students to speak the truth in love into their lives. Our ministry efforts aim to help both church and home discipleship efforts to flourish for the sake of our students' joy in Jesus.
Programs for Middle School students (Grades 6–8) are available during the 11am Sunday services during the school year. We encourage families to worship together in a service in addition to attending Sunday School. Adult classes are also offered.
During the school year, the North Campus gathers for a meal (4:45–6pm), worship together (6:15–6:45pm), and then attend classes and activities (6:50–8pm) for all ages, including Middle School. During the summer we gather at Long Lake Regional Park at 5:30pm for a meal, followed by worship and teaching at 6:15pm, and extended fellowship until dusk.
We encourage the inclusion of young people with disabilities and special needs by providing one-on-one mentors in Sunday School classrooms.
Youth are encouraged to minister locally through Neighborhood Outreach activities and globally through short-term ministry trips. Each year we plan gospel-focused outreach events to which students can invite friends as we pray for those who are unbelieving around us and seek to share the gospel. Unbelieving friends are always invited to programs and events.
Boys in Kindergarten–High School are invited to grow in integrity, service, and biblical manhood through troop activities. This program meets on Monday evenings at the North Campus; youth from all campuses are welcome to participate. Find out more at Trail Life USA.
For information about these ministries and opportunities to serve in Middle School classes, contact Zach Coll at 612-455-0800 x808.
Pastor for Youth & Families
Pastor for Middle School & Families
Lexi Sweeney (email)
Coordinator for Disability Ministry
Zach Coll (email, 612-455-0800 x808)
Administrative Assistant for Youth & Families
Isie Thompson (email, 612-455-0800 x801)
Administrative Assistant for Youth Retreats