Unleashing youth to experience God, love one another, and serve others!

We’re investing in our youth. Our ARISE Youth Ministry exists to be an Accepting, Relational, Intentional, Spiritual, and Empowering space for students from grades 6 through 12. We seek to balance fun with discipleship while thinking outside the box for opportunities like choir, praise band, retreats, mission trips, and more. Through it all, we hope to keep our focus on God and on radical love. We want to help youth discover who God is for themselves and how God can impact their spiritual journey. Our goal is to connect the passions of youth with God’s passions already at work in the world.

Our last Gathering of the semester will be on May 28. Youth Group will return in August.

Just because we’re on a break, doesn’t mean we won’t see you this summer! Here’s how MCC Youth can stay connected this summer:

STUDENT SECTION – Join us every Sunday in the Student Section, a designated area in the sanctuary where we can all sit together during the 9:50 a.m. service, to continue to lean into community and the life of the church.

SECOND SUNDAYS – On the Second Sunday of each month, we’ll offer a summer version of The Gathering in the Youth Center during the 9:50 a.m. service. Make sure you join us on June 11 and July 9… and then August 13 is Promotion Sunday kickoff for the new school year!

FIRST WEDNESDAYS – We’ve got something fun planned for each first Wednesday of the summer months. More info to come, but mark your calendars for June 7, July 5, and August 2!

SUMMER POP-UPS – Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook for random opportunities to hang out throughout the summer.


Weekly Activities During the School Year

Join us every Sunday morning at 9:55 a.m. for The Gathering, a youth led worship, in the Arise Worship Center.

Sunday evenings we offer Youth Group with dinner at 6 p.m. and evening Youth Group starting at 6:30 p.m.

Stay up to date with what’s going on with youth programming, sign up for our Weekly Word newsletter!

Contact Becky Schroeder, Youth Minister, for questions or to subscribe to the newsletter.


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Parents are vital to ARISE! Your influence over and love for your children is an important part of their spiritual development. We want to incorporate that into our ministry. Become an ARISE volunteer, and join our mission to show Christ's love to teens.