For mission trip and summer event registrations, visit our NextGen Events page.

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When: Sundays | 9:30am – 10:30am | June 6th – August 8th
Who: Completed 6th – 12th Graders
Where: SMB*
What: This summer will feature a mix of large group teaching, from JP and our interns, and small group discussions to help apply those lessons. We’re starting the summer with an important conversation about our identity and our true namesake. After that, we’ll take a look at the story of Moses to learn about who God is and how He relates to us.


When: Wednesdays | Various Times | June 9th, 23rd, 30th & July 7th, 14th, 21st
Who: Completed 6th – 12th Graders
Where: SMB* & Various locations
What: Engage events are intentionally designed to create community and conversations through fun. These are great events to invite friends to and we’ll definitely make some fun memories for years to come. Some events are for both middle school and high school, while others will be divided up in some different ways. Engage events are a great way for our group to #doittogether!

Register on our NextGen Events Page. (Activity descriptions are listed within the registration.)


When: Thursdays | 12pm – 2pm | June 3rd, 10th, 24th & July 8th, 15th, 22nd
Who: Completed 6th – 12th Graders
Where: SMB*
What: D-Groups are a chance for students to meet up for lunch with our interns once a week during the summer to dive in to conversations about what their faith means to them. Groups will meet in the Student Ministry Building at 12p and will end around 2p, so pack a lunch and come hang out! No registration required.

Student Ministry Mobile Site

This is our newest way to help you stay up to date on everything that is going on, including: events, initiatives, resources, text updates, social media, and more. Just click on the link and save the page to your phone’s home page for it to function just like an app on your phone.

NESM Mobile Site

What We’re About


We laugh because joy is evidence of who we are. This comes from John 10:7-10 and John 15:7-11. We believe you experience the most joy when you know Jesus and we want that to be evident in us. Faith is funnest!


We hang out because we’re stronger together. The world wants us to think we’re self-sufficient, but we’re not. We’re built for community and navigating life is easier with people who care about you. Check out Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and Hebrews 10:24-25 for more.


We chase Jesus because it’s the only thing that will count in the end. Matt 16:24-27 teaches us that whoever would save his life for his own purpose will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Christ’s purposes will find it. If we’re not chasing Jesus, we’re wasting our time. Other things are important, but they will never be as important.

Bible Reading Plan

Our ministry has participated in several reading plans through the You Version Bible App. You can join our plans using the links below. It’s never too late to join and add to the conversation!

Reading plans:
Imperfect People in the Bible
Love God Greatly – James
Counting the Cost
Aftermath: Coming Down The Mountain
Motion X



When: Sundays | 9:30am – 10:30am | August – May
Who: 6th – 12th Grades
Where: SMB*
What: Student Worship is a worship service geared specifically for students. Through worship, a large group lesson, and a short application discussion to follow, we offer students the opportunity to meet Jesus where they are and to grow deeper in their faith. Our goal during these meetings is to confront real life issues students face every day with the truth of Scripture. We see this service as the front door to our student ministry and is the event we encourage students to invite their friends to first at Northeast.


When: Wednesdays | 7pm – 8pm | August – May
Who: 6th – 12th Grades
Where: SMB*
What: GROUPS is the student version of LifeGroups at Northeast. This time is aimed at providing accountability, belonging, and care through intentional relationships. Through games, small group conversations, prayer, and study of the Word, we believe the format of GROUPS provides our students with the best opportunity to develop a faith that will last and to provide them with a support group of adults that can last long after they finish high school. This is ultimately the place we hope all our students land as they pursue a deeper relationship with Christ.

Get involved through Serving and/or Facebook.

Sign up for events on our NextGen Events page.

Interested in serving on the team?

let us know!

For more information, contact

*SMB – Student Ministry Building

The Orange Philosophy

What do we mean by 'orange?' It's when the influence of the love from the family (red) and the light of the church (yellow) come together to impact the next generation. The NextGen Ministry at Northeast exists to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children. Through the celebration of faith milestones, movement along the Northeast discipleship pathway, and by creating opportunities for family faith experiences, the ministry team at Northeast serves parents and families by being a catalyst for discipleship in the home.


Johnathon Powers

Student Ministry Pastor

Diane Schmidt

NextGen Ministry Coordinator