What we're all about
What we shoot for
Ultimately we want to keep Jesus in the spotlight, Everything surrounds him. Everything is done for him, and with him. We want our students and their friends to experience and know him. With that in mind here are a few things we try to work at.
SimplicityKeep things simple enough so that all the stuff doesn’t crowd out the focus, Jesus. Allow for simple multiplication (reproduction) Tangible enough for a middle school students to grasp and reproduce on their own.
DependenceDo things that stretch and challenge students away from what they alone can do. Intentionally set things up so if God is not the one who does the work it will fail. Pray—pray—pray. Build a DNA of prayer; individually, through the week, and together as we gather.
CommunityOrganize and emphasize real community. This is more than a 15 minute discussion, it is doing life together. Talking, listening, sharing, playing, encouraging, studying, and living outward together. This community should be intentional with peers yet be tied into a parents intergenerational community that looks much the same.
FamilyBuild into the unity of the church as a whole and the families that are in it. Work towards doing more and more together and less and less apart. Understanding that give and take must happen and there is still a value in gathering just as students. Enforce the family as the primary disciplers of their children and support equip and challenge parents toward that. Redirect families towards living missionally together.
Youth Leadership Development
Jason is a firework and controlled explosion engineer and enjoys all styles of pastries. He is passionate about equipping the next generation of leaders to see Christ's mission carried out amongst their peers as well as rest of Lincoln's youth.
Pastor of Youth Ministries
Josh is a fan of Long Johns, Long John Silvers, and Beanie Babies. He loves kids of all shapes and sizes and wants to see Jesus among the youth of Lincoln!
Victoria looooves eyelashes and Popsicle sticks. She is passionate about creating safe places for middle schoolers and high schoolers and leading them in their pursuit of Christ both individually and in small groups.
Bill once ripped his jeans jousting with a Bear. He is creative and enjoys using his talents to make productions that help students deepen their walk with Christ. He also likes enchiladas.
Bob played nose tackle for the Green Bay Packers for a day, he subsequently broke his hip on the first play and now he simply loves to serve the youth of Lincoln Nebraska. He is passionate about people and seeing relationships flourish under the name of Jesus.
Taylyn won her first bread and butter pickle eating contest when she was 4 years old. Touted as the next child prodigy in the pickle eating game she gave up her efforts later on in life to pursue her true dream NASCAR. She is a kid magnet and she loves people. She is passionate about seeing students of Lincoln loved and accepted.
Alicia enjoys building legos and LOVES reading thesauruses. She basically gets everything done for us and is a friendly face to see when you walk in the doors of our office! She kicks butt every day of her life.
Worship Leader/ Youth Staff
Rich gives most of his time to the RDGON (roller derby girls of Nebraska). He also enjoys taking cats on walks, but only when he's really stressed out. He is an amazing worship leader and is passionate about leading students closer to Jesus.
Grades 6-8 AKA The Bombdiggity
Our desire is to provide a place that allows the truth of God’s Word to speak into students' lives and be the lens to discern real truth. Join us on Sunday mornings during first hour for Activate! Activate offers a variety of book studies, character studies, and a look at common issues in our culture.
Check out RECHARGE
Recharge focuses on getting students plugged-in to a close knit small group guided by one or two leaders. We have a new and exciting structure for Recharge this year which will have two components: Recharge GATHERINGS are once-a-month large group gatherings that will include times of collective worship and games. Recharge GROUPS are small groups that provide a safe environment for students to work through in-depth studies, connect with other students, and grow closer to leaders that can guide them in their walk with Christ. Click on the Middle School Calendars below to learn more!
Middle School Activate Calendar
Middle School Recharge Calendar
Middle School Leaders
Grades 9-12 AKA The Bombdiggity
Check out REVERB on Sunday Nights!
Reverb is a weekly gathering where all of our high school students come to together to share stories, have fun, and be encouraged in their walk with God. We'll hang out together and do some crazy stuff, but we'll also worship and dive into God's word.
Join a Housegroup!
A house group is a small group of high school students doing life together: journeying, serving, studying the Bible, asking questions and learning to become more like Jesus. We meet in various host homes on different nights of the week. Contact Alicia if you're interested in getting set up with a group! firstname.lastname@example.org