Events | Leaders | Retreats | Calendar

In Middle School Ministry, we are all about sharing the gospel and life based on the principles of 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” If you are a student who is in grades 6-8, we want to get to know you and for you to know us – this is the place for you! 

Events (September-June)

Friday Nights | Walnut Grove Campus | 7:00-9:30 PM

Our Friday events happen a couple times a month. These events rotate between small group nights, worship nights and bigger events. Small group nights are a time for your grade and gender group to do something together – it might be as simple as a movie night at the church, or a complicated, multi-stage adventure that your group plans together!

Our worship nights throughout the year focus on helping students worship in more ways that just standing and singing. Students will be able to rotate freely between rooms that are filled with activities from silence and listening to God, to dancing and jumping around in worship!

Bigger events are all about having fun and making memories together. These events are often over the top and a great place for a student to bring a friend to church for the first time. Some of these events include our yearly dodgeball tournament, Christmas party, and retreats!

Service Saturdays

Once a semester our Middle School group will be serving together at a local charity or organization. For details on these projects make sure you check out our calendar for more info.


Walnut Grove | 11:00AM | Chapel

Yorkson | 10:00AM | Library

Join us on Sunday mornings for interactive games, worship and engaging teaching.

Summer Events (July-August)

During the summer our regular Friday/Sunday events are on pause, but we still hang out lots! Check the web calendar, grab a schedule from the church, and get on our email list to keep up with what's happening! (For email list sign-up contact

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Middle School Leaders

Middle School Director: Bryan Penner
Youth Ministries Administrator: Rachel Navarro
Youth Ministries Intern: Ellen Christian

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Every year we have two retreats:

Ignite Retreat (Fall)

A 1-night crazy event where we invite middle school students from all different churches to join us for an overnighter full of awesome games, staying up late, and learning about Jesus together! Registration usually begins in late September.

Shine Retreat at Stillwood (April)

Stillwood Camp hosts us and many other groups for a full weekend (Friday to Sunday) of high-energy fun, teaching, and worship. This retreat is now over, check back in 2018 for details about the next retreat.

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Check out the web calendar below, or download the current MSM calendar. Here's what's coming up.