Here at Village Church we LOVE our students! And we LOVE helping our students encounter Jesus in a personal way and begin the life-long adventure of following Jesus! Our Student Ministries is a great place for teenagers to build friendships, experience a ton of fun, and grow closer to Jesus.

Along with weekly meetings, we have exciting opportunities throughout the year like service projects, retreats, special events, and summer youth missions.

Check out the Middle School or High School section for more information!

Check out our COVID-19 GUIDELINES we are following to keep our Student Ministries both fun and safe!

Youth Waiver
Salt & Light Middle School Calendar
24/7 High School Calendar

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    Middle School

    The middle school years of a student’s life are full of potential. Young people are capable of experiencing the work of God in their lives in amazing ways! 

Here's what Village Church has going on for 6th-8th grade students.

    Youth Waiver

    COVID-19 Guidelines

    Salt & Light

    • Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm

    This is our main night of ministry for middle school students. Each night includes group games, connecting with friends, time in God's word, and grade-based small groups.

    Sunday Morning

    • 10:45am at the fire pit or in Room 101 (weather permitting)
    • 6th-8th grades

    Bible study and group discussion throughout the school year.

    Special Events
    Retreats, service projects, mission trips, and many other crazy-fun activities!

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    High School

    The High School Ministry at Village Church is a great place for high school students to connect with one another and get active in their faith. The name 24/7 indicates our desire to see students living as followers of Christ, not just on Sundays, but 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

    Youth Waiver

    COVID-19 Guidelines


    • Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm

    This is our main night of ministry for high school students. Each night includes group games, a time to connect, student-led worship, message form God's word, and small groups.

    Throughout the year we will have some special themed nights, such as: outdoor movie, fall fest, small group adventures.


    • Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm

    We will meet at various locations, such as the fire pit for & bonfire or area parks for an adventure. Check the calendar for specific activities and more details.

    Seniors Only

    This is just for the seniors! Check out the Seniors ONLY page for more info!


    Throughout the year student s will have the opportunity to participate in retreats, service projects, and much more.


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    Seniors Only

    24/7 Seniors Only

    Seniors...this group is just for you!!!
    It's seniors ONLY!

    At the heart, our focus is equipping 24/7 seniors to REMAIN STRONG in the race of faith and PROPEL FORWARD into a thriving, life-long journey of following Jesus!

    Throughout the year we will meet for a time of connecting, a meal, and diving into the four main topics, as listed below:

    • Senior Year 101
    • Life Choices 202
    • Follow Jesus 303
    • Senior Retreat 404

    We will also have additional hangouts throughout the year so you can connect more as a senior class. It's going to be a great year!

    Seniors Only Retreat

    • May 14-15
    • $20/person

    High school seniors you are invited to an awesome weekend just for you!

    We have a bunch of fun activities in store for you, including dinner, hang out time, camp fire, and night games...and a few surprises! On Saturday we will be hanging out at Independence Grove Forest Preserve.

    We will camping in tents on church grounds or sleeping in the church (weather permitting). You can also choose to go home to sleep and come back in the morning.

    Questions? Contact Dan Hays (

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    Youth Missions

    2021 Teams

    • Camp Barnabas: July 10-16
    • LeaderTrek: July 18-24

    Student application
    Leader application

    Mission work is a vital part of our Student Ministries. As followers of Christ, God has given us the task of sharing the love of Jesus with all people, so Village Church works to encourage and challenge our students to engage in ministry and mission.

    Each year the Youth Missions ministry sends out several teams across the country and around the world. This year, the application process begins in November, with training starting in February. The teams prepare over the following months culminating in their mission trip in July.

    Youth Missions is an exciting, stretching, life-changing endeavor. Each year God's glory is on display through our student teams, certainly in their work efforts, but even in their own hearts and lives.