Student Programs

connect_circle_studentsMiddle and High School students discover the transforming power of Jesus through friendships, fun events, community service opportunities, small and large groups, as well as mission trips.

Contact: Bob Elster Interim Director of Student Ministry


We are super excited for all our events and programs. Be sure to be added to the Chapel Students Email list for weekly updates and news. 


First Step: ENGAGE | Blast! meets once per month and is geared for students who have never been to church before. We focus on having fun, building relationships, eating a meal together, and presenting the Gospel in an engaging way. Blast! makes a great first invite.

  • 1st Youth Group of the Month
  • 5 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Meal together
  • Middle School and High School


Second Step: GATHER | ReFUEL compliments BLAST as well as focuses on deepening our relationships with Jesus and each other. After hangout, games, announcements, and worship, we discuss basic and practical topics in an engaging way in breakout groups. Our goal is to ensure all students have been equipped with the basics of the Christian faith.

  • Remaining Sundays of the Month
  • 5 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Middle School and High School


Deepest Step: GROW | IGNITE is the deepest level in our pathway. It is where we have honest conversations about how God is transforming our hearts and minds. We help each other develop the habit of daily Bible reading and equip students on how to have a healthy devotional life.

Ignite is a safe place for honest questions. We end by praying for each other. While this is the most challenging environment in our pathway, students and leaders consistently say Ignite is very important and helpful in their walk with Jesus.

  • Wednesday Nights
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • High School Only


FUSION is about meeting students where they are and encouraging the next step.  This is a time of adjustment as students move from Chapel Kids into Chapel Students and FUSION helps them make that jump.  We use the same curriculum as Chapel Kids that is designed for Middle School students. After worshiping in the gathered worship service, we all meet together, have a quick check-in time, read the passage for the week and discover how all of God’s word connects to Jesus. Lastly, we all close in prayer.

  • Sunday Morning after worship (during sermon)
  • Middle School Only


Deep Freeze is our annual winter student retreat. Click here for more info.


LOVE. YOUR. NEIGHBOR.  Join a mission trip where students from across the country serve New England through free home repairs.


A Casas por Cristo group mission trip is an opportunity for students currently in 9th grade and up, college students, adults volunteering in Chapel Students to come together to build a home for a family in need. No prior building experience is necessary to work on a team – just a desire to serve the Lord and His people.  Click here if interested.