Student Ministry: Grades 9-12


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. High 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.

Ivanrest Youth: High School is committed to fostering safe and fun environments for students to grow in faith, stature, and wisdom. We strive to see each student commit their lives to Christ and place a strong value on Christ-centered relationships and creating strong inter-generational bonds that extend beyond the four years of our high school ministry. We partner with adults with a passion to see students grow in their faith, and train, equip, and place them in roles that are critical to fostering healthy relationships. Through meals, worship, biblical teaching, small group discussion and team building, games, retreats, service projects and missions work students will take ownership of their faith, develop deep, lasting relationships, and take steps to participate in God’s Kingdom.

High School Large Group: Meets at Ivanrest Church’s West Wing the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm. During a typical Large Group all of our high 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.

High School Small Groups: Meet in leader homes on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Small Groups are designed for small groups (divided by grade) to go deeper and draw closer in relationships with peers, leaders, and the Lord. Small Groups provide settings for small groups to have more intimate discussions, build relationships through games and activities, and serve alongside of each other.

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If you're a high school student looking for a chill spot to hang out after school, we've got just the thing for you! It's called "2:40" and it's a place where you can chat, play games, grab some snacks, and hang with your friends. You can come and go as you please, depending on your schedule. So why "2:40"? Well, that's the time when school ends, of course! We also take inspiration from Luke 2:40, which talks about a child growing strong and wise surrounded by the grace of God. We believe our church is the perfect place for teens to connect and unwind. Come check us out!

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Ivanrest Church requests that each family fill out a Student Registration Form each year to ensure the accuracy of our information and have emergency contact information for your children. If your child(ren) participates in ANY Ivanrest ministries or programming, please complete this form today!

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For more information about Student Ministries (grades 9-12), contact Ben DeBoer.