Emmanuel Community Church’s Student Ministry is a group that seeks to pray passionately, grow together deeply, and love others generously. On this page you will find different ways to get connected with us. 


WEEKLY MEETINGS (Sunday & Wednesday evenings)


At Ignite students will participate in games, worship, prayer experiences, biblical teaching, and grade based conversation groups. Ignite is for both Middle School and High School students and meets every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m during the school year. Come inside door #3. 


Collide features games, snacks, teaching, and small groups based on grade and gender. These groups help middle school students develop deep relationships based on the mutual pursuit of Jesus. Collide meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sunday nights during the school year. Meet inside door #3. 


High School Life Groups are designed to be intentional small group communities of belonging and becoming that meet in homes during the school year. We believe that authentic community can be found and formed through the practices of eating together, reading scripture, praying for one another, serving together, and sharing fun experiences together. These groups consist of a small group of students (approximately 6-10) and two adult leaders that meet in homes. Life Groups meet on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. during the school year and are broken down by grade and gender. You won’t want to miss out on being a part of this community!   Click HERE to sign up.


Weekend retreats, Summer mission trips, Late night fun, bonfires, theme park days, and more…

Click HERE for current student ministries events



Side by Side groups are short-term Bible Study and discipleship groups built around student schedules. They are available to groups of 2-4 students and are designed to be 2-6 weeks long depending on the study. 

Group interests range from studies on the Gospels of John or Mark, Bible Journaling, Learning to tell Your Faith Story, Discovering your Identity in Christ, and more. 

To get signed up for a side/side group click HERE

If you have questions about the groups, email Brian or Matt:
Middle Schoolers: Brian Kramer ([email protected])
High Schoolers: Matt Stemen ([email protected])


Click HERE for instructions on how to lead a side by side group.

Below are two of our studies:

Side by Side Identity Study MS Version

SOAP Bible Journaling 


Middle School Instagram page

High School Instagram page

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Prayer is vital to all we do at Emmanuel Community Church and we would love to have you pray with us for the youth and our ministries.  Interested in being on our prayer team?

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