Student Ministries at Ivanrest are designed to encourage students to encounter the living presence of Jesus. We utilize relationships between fellow students and adults to build a strong community at Ivanrest. This community is also built upon worship times together, strong Biblical teachings, and activities that promote growth. Middle school students will always have adults who care for them and desire to share God’s love with them. Ivanrest Student Ministries would not exist without these leaders who care deeply for each student who walks through our doors. We strive to enable each student to feel a sense of belonging and joy as they encounter God at Large Group and Home Group meetings throughout the year.
Ministry Updates Due to COVID-19
Updated December 30, 2020 - High School Large Group meetings will resume in person on Sunday, January 17. See the weekly email newsletter for more information. Don't receive the newsletter? Sign up using the link below. Home Groups are not currently meeting.
Ivanrest Youth: Middle School
Ivanrest Youth: Middle School is committed to fostering a fun, loving, and safe environment for students to take steps in experiencing the love and an authentic relationship with the Lord and their brothers and sisters in Christ. Through meals, worship, biblical teaching, small group discussion and team building, games, retreats, service projects, and more, students will discover their place in God’s redemptive history, feel the deep love of God and Christian community, and come to more fully understand their identity as children of God!
Middle School Large Group: Meets at Ivanrest Church’s West Wing the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm. During a typical Large Group all of our middle school students come together to share a meal, worship together, hear relevant biblical teaching, go deeper with their small groups, and participate in a variety of fun games/activities.
Middle School Home Groups: Meet in various locations offered by members of our community on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month from 6:30-8:00pm. Home Groups are designed for small groups (divided by gender and, when numerically viable, grade) to go deeper and draw closer in relationships with peers, leaders, and the Lord. Home Groups provide settings for small groups to have more intimate discussions, build relationships through games and activities, and serve alongside of each other.
Gather and Grow: Middle School
Gather and Grow: Middle School: This ministry for middle school students meets on Sunday mornings following Ivanrest’s worship service (11:15am – 12:15pm). Through Gather and Grow students will be equipped to with deeper knowledge of Scripture, the Reformed tradition, and who they are as children of God.