Youth Ministries

Explore the ministry opportunities for your teens at New Life

Loving Teens...Loving Jesus | Youth Ministry at New Life

At New Life, our Youth Ministry is all about relationships. Our goal is to connect youth with adults who know them by name, accept them, and pray for them. We also aim to introduce and help center students on Christ.


We would love to have your teen come visit and experience the great things that are happening in our Youth Ministries!

Wednesday Night Activities

Middle School Ministry | TIC (Together In Christ)

We're excited to partner with First Reformed Church to disciple our 7th and 8th grade students because we believe we are better together!


Our middle school ministry will meet from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM every Wednesday at New Life Church.


Feel free to contact Ryan Govig (ryan.govig@nlrchurch.org) or Carlye Gomes (cgomes@frcsc.org) with any questions!


  • Ages: 7th - 8th grade
  • Time: 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Everything starts in the Worship Center and finishes in the TIC Youth Room (North end of the building).
  • Purpose: Love Teens by connecting them to a Christian adult who knows them by name, accepts them, and supports them; as well as introduce them to and center them on Christ.

what to expect

While TIC officially starts at 6:15 PM, feel free to join us in the Worship Center beforehand to play 9-Square in the Air, GaGa Ball, Basketball, and hang out. We typically begin TIC by playing games in the Worship Center and then move to the TIC Youth Room for testimonies, scripture, and breaking into small group discussion times.


Events are a huge part of our ministry!

  • November is when we do a traveling Lock-in where we join other churches in renting out the Mall of America Amusement Park!
  • April we attend the Middle School Retreat.
  • July is our big trip to Power Connection!

________________________________________________

High School Ministry | BASIC (Brothers And Sisters In Christ)

We're excited to partner with First Reformed Church to disciple our 9th - 12th grade students because we believe we are better together!


Once a month our high school ministry will combine with other churches in town here at New Life Church. On the other three Wednesdays, the groups will meet in other ways left to the discretion of the campus youth director.


Feel free to contact Ryan Govig (ryan.govig@nlrchurch.org) or Carlye Gomes (cgomes@frcsc.org) with any questions!


  • Ages: 9th - 12th grade
  • Location: BASIC Youth Room (Behind/East of the Worship Center)
  • Purpose: Loving teens by accepting them, supporting them, and praying for them. We also aim to introduce and center students on Christ in the middle of a busy and stressful week.

what to expect

Large Group

We do a variety of things on Wednesday nights including worship, testimonies, scripture sharing, and topical nights.


Small Groups

About once a month we have Small Group night where students meet with their small group in a home, restaurant, or somewhere else the group can connect together. Small groups are divided by grade and gender with the purpose enjoying each other’s company through fellowship. Small Groups are also a great time for students to get to know their adult leader better.


Events are a huge part of our ministry!

  • Fall Retreat
  • Spring Retreat
  • Summer Rocky Mountain High Week (once every 3 years)
  • Summer Serving Camp (non Rocky Mountain High years)

________________________________________________

Sunday Morning Discipleship

  • Ages: 7th - 12th grade
  • Time: Following Sunday morning worship, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Location: Room varies by grade
  • Curriculum: Discipleship through Bible Study is our goal and each grade goes through different material. This can change from year to year, but in general:
  • 7th graders learn lessons from Bible stories as they walk through it.
  • 8th-9th graders learn “What Christians Believe” and employ catechism at times to accomplish this.
  • 10th-12th graders deepen their knowledge of Scripture and a variety of other topics as they seek to develop a solid Christian worldview as they mature into adulthood.

Meet our Student Ministries Director

Ryan Govig joined the New Life Church ministry team in 2009 as our Student Ministries Director. Ryan feels humble that he gets to do youth ministry here at New Life! Ryan and his wife Tiffany started helping out in youth groups when they got married, then God called him to start working at New Life full time! He has three boys: Kyler, Kale, and Lincoln, and they are awesome.

My favorite quote: “ ....”

Have Questions?

If you have further questions concerning our New Life Youth Ministries experience or visiting New Life Church with your teens, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!