Teens

A safe and welcoming place for 7th-12th grade students to develop friendships, be mentored, and discover faith

Friday Night Coffeehouse
A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night

 
Coffeehouse 7th-8th grade: 6:30-9:30pm 9th-12th grade: 6:30-11pm (picked up by 11:30pm)
Do you want a place where you can hang out with your friends and meet kids from different schools? Are you into playing sports or playing board games? Do you just want a place to hang out on Friday night after a long week? If that sounds good, come to Friday Night Coffeehouse – a place where you will always be welcome, can hang out with friends and make some new friends too.

Sunday Morning Youth Group
Hang out, student-led worship and teaching

 
Sunday Morning Youth Group 7th-12th grade Sunday 9:30-10:45am
What would it look like to attend a group in which is lead by students? Listen to the teen band playing worship songs, the interactive Bible discussions, the active learning exercises. Join us at Sunday Morning Youth Group, Sundays at 9:45 in the youth quad.

Small Groups & Bridge Groups
Students hanging out in family homes with the adult teen leaders, building friendships and discussing the Bible

 
Youth Small Group 7th-12th grade Age specific groups
Small Groups in fall/spring, Bridge Groups in summerNeed a chance to unwind and hang out with friends? Small groups are a loose hangout where we discuss the practical applications of the Bible together. Small Groups are 8-10 weeks in the spring and fall. Bridge Groups meet during the summer as a fun social group that helps teens make a natural transition.

The Mentoring Project
Inspiring men and women to become relational mentors to local youth

 
Mentoring“I like the mentoring program because I have someone I can go to and talk to about anything.” (Jay, mentee).
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Youth Alpha
A non-confrontational party to ask anything about life and faith

 
It’s a Friday night teen party. It’s free food. It’s new people to meet that don’t judge. It’s a chill space to talk about life, faith, and God. It’s 7-12th grade. It’s Youth Alpha @ 264coffeehouse!

Serving

 
A semi-monthly serving project for our community alongside our peers, family or mentor

Feed My Starving Children & Movie Night

Teens are invited to a FREE opportunity to make a global difference in packing meals for needy people all across the world. Relief efforts from Feed My Starving Children have fed thousands upon thousands of children since being founded in 1987. Check out this video to learn more – our group will go and pack meals for two hours, and then return to have a movie night together on a large projector at Bloomingdale Church’s courtyard. Online Sign-Up: Feed My Starving Children

Student Internships
Supervised practical training for the onMission lifestyle

 
Second-semester 8th-12th grade students Students who want to make the youth group even better for their peers sign up for a semester commitment of being a Student Intern. Under the leadership of one of the Youth Staff, attend bi-weekly meetings to plan and delegate tasks. Receive personal coaching in the faith journey.
Apply for Student Internship

Trips & Fundraising

 
Giving students the needed change of pace in order to connect with Christ. Retreats and trips assist students to know what following Christ looks like. Sometimes it takes just getting away for a student to remove the distractions to notice God working in their lives. We offer quarterly retreats and onMission trips to give students the opportunity to take this time to serve God and get to know peers.
Upcoming Trips & Fundraisers

Parenting Teens Community

 
We believe that a teenager’s parent/guardian is the most important influence in their life and so want to do our best to encourage them.

NextGen Volunteers & Staff

 
VolunteerNextGen Volunteers are safe people who have regularly attended Bloomingdale Church (at least 6 months), pass reference/background checks, complete an annual application, attend training, and received pastoral staff approval Interested in being a NextGen volunteer? NextGen Staff
  • Daniel (and Amy) Riemenschneider – NextGen/Administrative Pastor
  • Morgan (and Mickey) L. – Children’s Ministry Director
  • Nate (and Anna) Kugel – Youth Pastor
  • Donna Freeman – Nursery Coordinator

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call the church office at 630.894.0090 or email info@bloomingdalechurch.org