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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!


We will be confirming 21 youth at a special service in the Worship Center at 1pm on Sunday, May 5.  All are welcome to celebrate with our Confirmation Class of 2019.  Our 21 students will be wearing a confirmation stole they've each made as part of their Faith project.  The congregation is invited to see their Faith project boards before or after any worship service on the weekend of May 5.

Information on the Confirmation program is on the Quest tab at the top of this page.

Confirmation 2019

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

678 Progressive Dinner


Friday, May 10, 6 - 9pm -- register here by Tuesday, May 7

Our next 678 Youth event will be our annual progressive dinner on May 10.  We meet upstairs at Hope at 6pm before enjoying a great Mexican dinner in 3 different host homes and returning to Hope at 9pm.  No cost, but parent drivers are needed and advance registration is required by Tuesday, May 7.  More info here.

See below for details about All Youth events and our weekly middle school gatherings. More coming events are on our Calendar tab.

If you are enrolled in Quest, the Quest tab has class calendars and other information.

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


Sunday, May 19, 6:30 - 9pm -- $20 & registration here by Wednesday, May 15

Our next 912 event will be our Mystery Event on Sunday, May 19 during our regular high school gathering time.  Be upstairs by 6:30 before we head out to our destination -- parent drivers are needed.  It's indoors in Rochester and no special clothing is required.  To join us, sign up here by Wednesday, May 15 -- but get a parent to click through for you if you don't want to spoil the surprise!  (And keep the surprise for those who don't want to know!)  Please don't wait to register -- capacity for this event is 30 Youth due to our destination...


912 Mystery Event

See below for details about our All Youth events and weekly high school gatherings.  Monthly events are found on the Calendar tab.

Coming Events for ALL Hope Youth​​

Youth logo tees & hoodies
  • Click here for ongoing service opportunities.
  • FLOWER CITY WORK CAMP  (grades 7 to 12) is Sunday, April 14 to Thursday, April 18, 2019.  We are excited to see how God will use the 80 Hope Youth and 110 Hope Adult Volunteers participating this year!  If you can help with clearing campus in preparation for camp on Saturday, April 13 (12:30 - 3:30) please register here.  For help on Sunday after the last service, please register here.
  • We give a blue-gray logo tee to all Hope Youth, but if you would like more Hope Youth wear,we have Hope Youth logo gear upstairs at the Youth Ministry office:
    • We have hoodies available for $25 in all sizes. Quantities are limited.
    • Tie-dyed Hope Youth tees made by our 912 Youth are also available for $10.  Sizes are limited, but we have over 50 tees to choose from.
  • Planning ahead? Our Google calendar of all scheduled events is here.​​

Every Week at Hope Youth

Join us Sundays or Wednesdays!

  • 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.


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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.