We have three goals for our youth ministry here at Smoke Rise:

  1. We want each student to have their own relationship with Jesus Christ; not their parent’s relationship, not their friends’ relationship, their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  2. We want our students to discover their gifts and talents that they have been uniquely blessed with by the Holy Spirit.
  3. We want to provide opportunities for our students to live out their spiritual gifts by providing opportunities for ministry inside and outside the walls of the church.

It is our hope that youth discover, and are empowered, to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and begin to walk in the way of Jesus surrounded by a group of people that love and support them. People that will support them when things are hard and celebrate with them with things are great.

Jeremy Colliver, Minister to Families with Youth

Weekly Schedule


9:00 AM Worship in the Chapel

9:45 AM Sunday School in The Basement

11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary

5:00 PM Youth Choir in the Choir Suite

5:45 PM Youth Dinner in the Loft

6:00 PM Youth Vespers in The Basement


5:00 PM Dinner in the Fellowship Hall

6:00 PM Youth in The Basement

Sunday Nights

Youth Choir (grades 6-12)
Sundays (August-June), 5:00-5:45pm
Highlights include singing for the Sanctuary Worship Services, Seasonal Programs, Choir Festivals and the Annual Choir Tour.

On Sunday nights we are learning about different prayer practices that can help us learn to pray in new and different ways. We’re looking into the past at what prayer practices have been done historically and looking into how people are praying today. Our hope in all of this is that we are better connected with God as we are guided by the Holy Spirit.

Sunday School

We grow at Smoke Rise and it is no different with our Youth. We use the youth curriculum from Feasting on the Word to guide our discussion in both Middle School and High School Sunday school.

Wednesday Nights

How do you learn to live a life following Christ? You practice! On Wednesday nights we’re discussing and practicing different disciplines of what it means to live a life for Christ. We’ll tackle: Welcome, Friends, Work, Stuff, Creation, Creativity, and more. We’re using Way to Live (link to website) as a starting point for our practice.

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