Our Vision & Mission

Growing Gospel Roots and Extending Gospel Reach in the Next Generation for the Glory of Christ.

Gospel Identity (Deep Roots) 

Gospel Community (Deep Roots) 

Gospel Trajectory (Wide Reach)
We believe that the context of gospel ministry is personal relationships, which often includes simply having fun together.
We believe in making the good news of Christ the center and driving force of everything we do.
We believe in “coming alongside” parents in the discipleship process and helping integrate our youth into the work and worship of the local church.

Youth Ministry at a Glance

Sunday School

9:45am-10:45am | Youth House

This is a time for us to gather, sing together and to study the Scriptures. We meet every Sunday morning in the Youth House at 9:45a.m.


Jr. High | 5:00pm-7:00pm | Youth House
Sr. High | 7:00pm-9:00pm | Youth House

D-Groups (discipleship groups)  are small groups, divided by grade and gender, and led by at least two staff and volunteer ministry leaders. These groups gather for fellowship, accountability, encouragement, Bible study, and prayer on Wednesday nights during the school year at the Youth House.

Relational Discipleship

Our youth ministry seeks to love students faithfully by inundating their lives with caring believers and by facilitating their connection to the church. Sometimes, this involves intentional discipleship relationships and Bible studies. Other times, this involves hosting fellowship events for our whole group or some sub-section of it.  Often, this means simply having fun together. Overall, we desire to reach our youth through relationships so that they might in turn reach out relationally to the people God has providentially placed in their lives.

Retreats & Conferences

We host and participate in several retreats and conferences each year that create space for students to study God’s Word, to grow deeper with one another, to serve others, and to create memories in the midst of busy schedules. Some of our retreats are for Jr. High or Sr. High specifically, while others allow the whole youth group to connect together.

Upcoming Events

Roots & Reach

Roots & Reach is a spiritual mentoring program that helps students grow in the four key relationships in life (with God, self, others, and Creation) with the help of a trusted mentor.  It involves fourteen lessons that can be done individually, with one’s mentor, or in a small group as well as periodic, brief check-in meetings or phone calls with one’s mentor.  It’s designed to fit easily into a busy schedule and is geared towards student’s who want to grow spiritually — who are faithful, available, and teachable.  Mentors are typically members of the youth ministry staff or youth ministry volunteers.

Organizations We Love

Rooted Ministry

Equipping and empowering churches and parents to faithfully disciple students toward lifelong faith in Jesus Christ.

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU)

Helping parents, youth workers, educators, pastors and others understand and reach today's youth culture

Reformed Youth Ministries (RYM)

RYM exists to serve the Church in the work of reaching and equipping youth for Christ. For nearly 50 years we have labored to fulfill this mission, and we look forward to pressing on through our Conferences, Training, and Resources.


Connecting Parents, Teens & Jesus in a Disconnected World. We give parents and mentors hope by being your guide through culture into conversation around Jesus.

Podcasts We Love

Rooted Parent

The Rooted Parent Podcast, hosted by Cameron Cole and Anna Meade Harris, aims to equip and encourage parents as they disciple their children to lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. Rooted Parent is a part of the Rooted Family of Podcasts.

Raising Boys & Girls

Welcome to the Raising Boys and Girls Podcast with Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan. In each episode of this podcast, we’ll share some of what we’re learning in the work we do with kids and families on a daily basis at Daystar Counseling Ministries. Our goal is to help you care for the kids in your life with a little more understanding, a little more practical help, and a whole lot of hope. So pull up a chair and join us on this journey of raising boys and girls.

Youth Culture Matters by CPYU

A podcast from CPYU discussing issues related to the world of youth culture, children, teens, and young adults

DriveTime by Project six 19

Kids inhabit a world filled with Snapchat and Instagram, nonstop access to pornography and a media culture that only perpetuates their continued sexualization. This podcast takes an exciting and unique look at scripture to help parents on the go get equipped to better engage this new world in only a few minutes. Most episodes are usually no longer than 10-15 minutes making it perfect for the drive to and from work or dropping and picking up the kids. Learn to communicate God's grand design for sex as the sex-maker and better engage the current culture all while on the go!

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