Student Ministry: Grades 6-8


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.

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.

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 – 12:00pm). 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.

West Wing Wednesday

After a long day at school, what could be better than hanging out with friends in a laid-back, safe environment, eating snacks, and participating in fun games and activities? On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, the West Wing is open to middle school (6th-8th grade) students from 2:30-4:00 PM. No sign-up...just plain old fun! (Parents...please be prompt in picking up your child at 4:00 PM. Thanks!)

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Register Today!

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!

Parent Help Needed!

Ivanrest Student Ministries events and programs only work well when we have parent involvement! Each parent with a child who attends youth group is asked to provide at least one meal for the group throughout the school year. And chaperones are needed for West Wing Wednesday! To sign up:

  1. Click the graphic below.
  2. Scroll to the serving opportunity you are interested in (I.e. West Wing Wednesday help; youth group meal)
  3. Click the box next to the date that works for you.
  4. If you are not currently logged in to the MyIvanrest database, you'll need to confirm your selection via email within 5 minutes.

Coming Up...

For more information about Student Ministries (grades 6-8), contact Nate Rusticus.