Middle School

MiddleSchool_515_Final_Big(1)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, 6:30-8 p.m., Youth Room (lower level) in conjunction with Family LIFE
Youth Group includes fun large group times with games, friendships, and Bible teaching. Snacks are always a frequent highlight! Small group/LIFE Group discussions focus on important biblical themes that help students develop skills to make personal application.


Sundays, 11 a.m., Youth Room (lower level)
Discussions are based on biblical worldview teaching presented 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 attend the worship service together with their family; then, come to Connections ready to discuss the sermon.

Middle and high school students meet together at The Orchard – Itasca Campus.

Staff contact info

Jared Hendricks, Itasca Student Ministries Intern, 630.773.1883 
Georgette Steiger
, Director of Student Life, 224.764.4028
Christine Anderson
, Administrative Assistant, 224.764.4025