Student Ministry

6th Grade - 12th Grade

To learn more about Student Ministry, keep scrolling or click the images below.

Weekly Opportunities

Wednesday Nights

Middle School: 6:15-7:45 PM
High School: 7:30-9:00 PM


At Summit youth group, students should expect to learn about Jesus, make friends, and have a lot of fun. Each week we play a game, have a Bible lesson, and then split off into groups based on gender and grade to talk about life and the lesson. Sign in required at check in station.

Sunday Mornings

9:30 AM
All Grades

On Sunday mornings, students are challenged to grow in their ability to think Biblically and their ability to eat chocolate chip pancakes! We have free pancakes every Sunday at 9:30 AM in the Student Center and use New City Catechism for our lesson content.

Serve our City:
Stay at Home Mission Trip

Winter National
2023

We’re doing a mission trip serving Christ right here in our own town. We will learn about Jesus and missions from the Scriptures and hear about ways to serve from various ministries.
Sign up by March 8. 
Youth Ministries from all over Cañon and Colorado Springs gather for a faith building weekend at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Westcliffe, CO.
Sign up by April 5th.

Coming up in Student Ministry

Serve our City:
Stay at Home Mission Trip

Winter National
2023

We’re doing a mission trip serving Christ right here in our own town. We will learn about Jesus and missions from the Scriptures and hear about ways to serve from various ministries.

Sign up by March 8. 
Youth Ministries from all over Cañon and Colorado Springs gather for a faith building weekend at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Westcliffe, CO.


Sign up by April 5th.
O U R    M I S S I O N

To know the Living God and live like He is real in everyday life.

WHAT WE DO IN STUDENT MINISTRY

We teach the Bible

We pray for students

We mentor students

We support parents

We create formative environments

WHAT WE DO IN STUDENT MINISTRY

We teach
the Bible

We pray for
students

We mentor
students

We support
parents

We create formative environments

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Ministry FAQ's

Can my child come if our family is not “Christian?”

Yes, we welcome all students regardless of their religious affinity, race, social status, gender, and orientation. All are welcome and will be treated with dignity.

We unashamedly teach and counsel from a Christian worldview and promote what the Bible teaches without reservation or deviation.

Student Ministry FAQ's

What safety protocols are in place?

Using a resource called Protect My Ministry, all adult volunteers are background checked and undergo training to prevent misconduct. At Summit, adults are never alone with a student. Additionally, we have a security team present. Every moment of the night is structured, and students that are present are required to be wherever the group is during program hours.

Student Ministry FAQ's

What do you teach?

We are a Christian organization and we teach the Bible. The Bible is the source material for all our lessons and council.

Student Ministry FAQ's

What do we do if it is our first time?

Sunday Mornings
9:30 AM
Enter through the front doors on Sunday mornings and meet in the Student Center from Free Church Communities! Students are not required to sign in on Sunday Mornings.

Wednesday Night
Middle School starts at 6:15 PM and ends at 7:45 PM.
High School starts at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM (often students linger till 9:20).


Enter the building through the double doors on the east side of the building towards the back of the church parking lot. Once inside the building, all students must check in at the welcome table. Students may check themselves in, or parents are welcome to come help their child check in as well.  Registration is required to participate and must include guardian contact information.

Student Ministry FAQ's

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

Contact Daniel Van Camp, our Pastor of Student Ministries.

Student Ministry FAQ's

Is there financial assistance available for trips and events?

Yes! We are committed to making events possible for students who are interested. Scholarships are available upon request to any student who participates in the fundraisers we do. Email: danielv@efreechurch.org with your request.

Daniel Van Camp

Pastor of Student Ministries

“Working with middle and high school students is a privilege (and it’s fun). Advocating and fighting for teens feels like a calling God has put on my life. Fighting for their dignity, their wellbeing, and their future excites me. I want students to know God, to know his lavish grace, ridiculous forgiveness, his truth, and experience the fullness of life Jesus Christ offers. God has transformed my life, made me new, given me a hope—
 I want that for our kids.”

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Can my child come if our family is not “Christian?”

Yes, we welcome all students regardless of their religious affinity, race, social status, gender, and orientation. All are welcome and will be treated with dignity.

We unashamedly teach and counsel from a Christian worldview and promote what the Bible teaches without reservation or deviation.

What safety protocols are in place?

Using a resource called Protect My Ministry, all adult volunteers are background checked and undergo training to prevent misconduct. At Summit, adults are never alone with a student. Additionally, we have a security team present.

Every moment of the night is structured, and students that are present are required to be wherever the group is during program hours.

What do you teach?

We are a Christian organization and we teach the Bible. The Bible is the source material for all our lessons and council.

What do we do if its our first time?

Sunday Mornings
9:30 AM
Enter through the front doors and meet in the Student Center for Free Church Communities! Students are not required to sign in on Sundays.

Wednesday Night
Middle School: 6:30-8:00 PM
High School: 7:30-9:00 PM

(often students linger till 9:20).

Enter the building through the double doors on the east side of the building towards the back of the church parking lot. Once inside the building, all students must check in at the welcome table. Students may check themselves in, or parents are welcome to come help their child check in as well.  Registration is required to participate and must include guardian contact information.

Who can I contact with questions or concerns?

Is there financial assistance available for trips and events?

Contact Daniel Van Camp, our Pastor of Student Ministries by using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Yes! We are committed to making events possible for students who are interested. Scholarships are available upon request to any student who participates in the fundraisers we do. Contact Daniel with your request.