High School Ministry
9th-12th Grade

We want to mobilize high school students' and parents' God-given potential to deeply love Christ and their neighbors.

We believe this happens most effectively through Christ-centered relationships with peers and adult leaders, biblical teaching, and discussion time. Ultimately, we want to support parents as the main spiritual influence in their kids' lives.

Worship and grow with us!

Sunday Evening Program (September-May)

6:00-8:00pm · Student Ministries Room

The High School Ministry (HSM) includes 9th-12th graders from a dozen schools in central Iowa. Our time together includes engaging worship, relevant teaching, and time spent with adult leaders in Student Life Groups (SLGs). HSM encourages student spiritual formation by heavily emphasizing student connections with peers and adult leaders.

Sunday Morning Program (Year-Round)

9:30-10:45am ·Student Ministries Room

We offer a weekly theology class on Sunday mornings as a supplement to attending one of the main Valley worship services with your family. This is a time to dig deeper into the Bible and discover more about God and our faith. We will hear from different teachers and have discussion time with adult leaders to apply what we learn together.

Upcoming Events

February 2
9:30-10:45 AM

Parent Connect

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March 6-7
Hidden Acres

Senior Getaway

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July 13-17
Kansas City, MO

Challenge

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My small group meetings on Sunday nights have really impacted my relationship with God. HSM has also allowed me to grow closer to God through prayer and worship. Prayer and worship are very powerful and have both allowed me to learn more about my connection with God on a deeper level.

Seth Lors11th Grader

High School Ministry is a place where I can have fun and be vulnerable all in one. My leaders have poured so much wisdom and guidance into me that helps my everyday life and is shaping my future self. I am so thankful for the opportunity HSM has given students like me to find life long friends and amazing role models!

Anna Gilbreath12th Grader

As parents of a high schooler, it has been comforting to have HSM as a resource for our family. The community is a soft spot for our son to land when he has struggles and is a place for him to be encouraged and challenged as he walks out his own faith. The impact of other adults and teens consistently pouring truth into his life is something that we are eternally grateful for!

Jena RaridonHigh School Parent

High School Ministry is a place where my teen can deepen her faith and make it her own. She is able to reset and recalibrate after a challenging week of high school. It is a place where she can receive grounded teaching, have meaningful conversations in small groups, and grow authentic friendships. As parents, we are grateful for the partnership we have in HSM, supporting our intent to raise our kids to love God and to love others.

Marc WelgeHigh School Parent

High School Ministry Team

Dan Rozga

High School Lead Associate

Mackenzie Brown

High School Associate

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