Middle School


And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves
but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

— 2 Corinthians 5:15

The middle school key verse invites students into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, turning their focus off themselves and onto living for Him.

Youth Group

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Middle School Room (lower level)
Youth Group includes fun times with games, friendships, and Bible teaching. Snacks are always a frequent highlight!

LIFE Group

First Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m., The Grove Cafe (main level
LIFE Groups are led by dedicated adult volunteers who walk students through a review of lesson material completed at home during the month. Students are asked to complete a Commitment Form to participate and be assigned to a group.Commitment Form


Sundays, 10:30 a.m., Middle School Room (lower level)
Small group discussions are led by adult volunteers based on Bible teaching presented to the large group by the Student Ministries Pastor or Pastoral Intern. On the first Sunday of each month, the discussion is sermon-based so students are encouraged to worship together with their family during the first service; then, come to Connections ready to discuss the sermon.

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Staff contact info

Josh Newton, Student Ministries Pastor, 847.852.2217
Jonathan Anderson
, Student Ministries Intern
Georgette Steiger
, Director of Student Life, 224.764.4028
Christine Anderson
, Administrative Assistant, 224.764.4025