Youth Ministry

“Mission Youth strives to introduce the next generation to a living God, connect them to a biblical community, and empower them to live a Christ centered life."

For more information and to get involved with any of these groups, please 
 us or stop by the Mission Cafe on Sunday morning.

Common Songs

This Sunday's Songs

As a ministry, we focus on three things:

  1. We are all about making disciples of Jesus Christ, and we believe that relationships are the backbone to growing in our faith. We are striving to reach every student in the Des Moines area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
  2. Helping our students grow in their relationship with Christ. To do this we offer distinct programming for both Junior and Senior High groups, while strategically mixing the two as a way for older students to act as “big brothers and sisters.”
  3. Empowering our families to live for Christ.We prioritize partnering with parents. God has ordained parents/guardians as the primary disciple-makers of their kids and the role of the church is to support that effort to the best of our ability. We love parents helping in a variety of ways and encourage frequent communication between parents and leaders/staff.

Wednesday Night Gathering

Every Wednesday our youth group gathers for a time of fun, worship, prayer, and teaching. Each week we focus on topics that deal directly with the world that our students live in, and how they can respond with the love of Christ!


Student Life Groups

To help our students go deeper into their personal faith we offer life groups every week.  Our groups, separated by gender and age, focus on taking the past Wednesday night’s lesson, and applying it specifically to their lives, holding each other accountable, and praying for each other. 

Through our Student Life Groups is also where our students can discover, grow, and test their spiritual gifts.  Each group is involved in planning, leading, and carrying out service projects in our community. 


One of the most important things in our lives is growing closer to Christ.  One way to accomplish this is through discipleship.  We think it is vitally important that each student be discipled in some way.  We also believe that our students can actively be involved now.  Below you will find links to some discipleship material, that after going through a book, anyone can disciple another person with! We’d love for you to join our discipleship revolution. Print off the books, grab a friend, or two, and some coffee, and dig into God’s Word!

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4

Get Involved!

Whether you're an adult looking to be a Wednesday Night Coach, a Life Group Leader, or Event Sponsor, or a student looking to join our S.A.L.T. Team, we'd love to have you join our team! To do so, print and fill out the form below and turn it into Adam!

Leadership Application