Join Us Christmas Weekend; Services December 22-25!

Join us this Christmas as we learn how a child brings direction and real purpose to life.



Whether it’s tech, transitions, time or troubles, if you’re in 6th-12th grade, you are in a unique season of life at a crazy time in history! You need the stability of a God who knows all of the concerns of your hearts and speaks the Good News of a Savior who covers all your failures at the Cross. We’re here to share Hope with you as you live real lives in the midst of a tough world. Come find God’s truth, guidance, and community. Come get involved at HopeYouthROC!

Hope Youth logo hoodies are here!  We will have a few extras available for $25 each if you didn't pre-order. 

We also have Hope Youth tie-dyed tees available upstairs for $10 each.


Coming Events for 678 Youth (grades 6 to 8)​​​​​​

tie-dye group

678 Late night

Friday, January 11th, 7 pm to midnight

Save the date -- more details to come!


If you didn't make the Christmas party, we are still accepting donations (through December 16) for either Longridge School (white dress shirts & black dress bottoms for school concerts) or winter coats, boots, and other items for House of Mercy.

See below for details about All Youth events and our weekly gatherings. And check the Calendar tab for more coming events.

Check the Quest tab here for details, the class calendars, and other information if you are enrolled in Quest this year.

Coming Events for 912 Youth (grades 9 to 12)​​​​​​​​


Sunday, December 16th, 6:30 - 8:30p in the Higher Ground

No cost, but please bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

We'll decorate Christmas cookies and play Extreme Bingo (Bingo like you’ve never seen before that includes many other games), but we are also asking Youth to bring donations for either Longridge School (white dress shirts & black dress bottoms for school concerts) or winter coats, boots, and other items for House of Mercy


Sunday, July 28 to Friday, August 2

We will be serving at Camp Concordia near Grand Rapids, Michigan. The application deadline has now passed, but trip info is available here.

912 Christmas Party

See below for details about our weekly gatherings and check the Calendar tab for more events.

Coming Events for ALL Hope Youth​​

Flower City Work Camp
  • Click here for ongoing service opportunities.
  • FLOWER CITY WORK CAMP  (grades 7 to 12) is Sunday, April 14 to Thursday, April 18, 2019 -- yep, it's Sunday to Thursday since Spring Break is during Holy Week.  You must be active with Hope Youth to apply to attend with Hope as Pastor Greg has to recommend all Students applying.  For Student applications, click here.  Adult Volunteer applications are available here.  Both applications close January 18.
  • Our Google calendar of all scheduled events is here.​​

Every Week at Hope Youth

    * Note:  We will not meet on Sundays or Wednesdays from December 23 through January 2.

  • 678 Youth Gathering Time: 9:30 to 11:00am every Sunday upstairs in our Higher Ground space, led by Jodi Dueker (and Pastor Greg Strand at times.) Join your friends for fellowship, teaching, and small groups. 
  • 912 Youth Gathering Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm every Sunday upstairs in our Higher Ground space, led by Pastor Greg. All are welcome as we come together to hang out, worship, learn, discuss, and pray. 
  • Wednesday Night Bible Studies & Fellowship: 6:30 to 8:30pm Wednesdays during the school year for grades 6 to 12: 
    • Pastor Greg leads the 678 Youth in the Higher Ground Cafe for Bible Study from 6:30 to 7:30.  Afterwards, Bible Study participants and Quest students are invited to stay for Fellowship in the gym (FLC) from 7:30 to 8:30 for games or service projects. 
    • Joel Stojkovic leads the 912 Youth, starting with Fellowship in the gym (FLC) from 6:30 to 7:30 for games or service projects.  High school students go upstairs from 7:30 to 8:30 for their Bible Study with Joel. 



All Hope Youth events (aside from the weekly gatherings) require advance registration and a current Youth Participation Packet. Please let us know if emergency or health information changes.


Want to help raise funds for our summer mission trip by donating your cans & bottles?

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It's been great to have a core group of guys you can hold yourself accountable, because a lot of times people always talk about finding a great group of Christian people, but then when you actually find Christian people and build a friendship with them the way God intends, it's one of the most significant things in a young person's life.

Noah B.