youth ministry

We strive to lead students to become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. By partnering with parents and trained leaders, our mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to be founded in their faith and confident in their Creator. We encourage students to walk boldly towards Christ, apply His truth to their lives, and develop strong, life-changing relationships with the God of the universe. We want our students to know Jesus so that they will make Him known to others. 

Upcoming Events

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Youth Fellowship Ignited

YFI is our Tuesday night youth gathering.  Students will connect and have fun with each other and their small group leaders.  We do this because fun breaks down walls and makes relationships go deeper.  They also spend time learning and every message is written with a middle schooler or high schooler in mind—how their brains work, how they learn, what their biggest needs and most pressing questions are, and, most importantly, what they need to know right now about the God who made them, who loves them, and has a plan for them.  And because we’re convinced that some truths are best processed in the context of relationships, and that students need adults (besides their parents) who can come alongside them to influence and care for them, small groups, for us, are the point. They’re the thing, in our opinion, that everything else in our program leads to. 


May 3rd - Meet at Dairy Queen at 5:00 PM and then worship with Breaking Bonds from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at South Campus. FREE ICE CREAM, buy your own meal.

May 10th - Final YFI in the YAC! 5:30 to 7:30 PM

May 17th - Meet at Taco Bell at 5:00 PM and then worship with Breaking Bonds from 6:15-7:30 PM at South Campus. FREE CINNAMON TWISTS, buy your own meal.

May 24th - NO MEETING

May 31st - NO MEETING

YFI Meal Volunteer Sign up

We're providing a meal from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays before YFI begins and we need a couple of volunteers to serve the meal and tidy up the kitchen after serving.  We're ordering in pizza, tacos, sandwiches, etc.. and will always have chips, cookies and drinks on hand.  

You're job will be to arrive by 5:15 PM and work with your partner to set everything out, put on gloves and serve the food.   At 6:00 PM we'll shut down the kitchen and you'll spend a few minutes tidying up before you leave. 

  CLICK HERE to sign up!

After you click submit a link to a sign up sheet with all the dates of YFI this semester will be sent to you!  Click on the date(s)you can serve.  A reminder email and text will be sent automatically and our kitchen coordinator, Noy Buehler, will check in and give you any more details! 

College Care

We hope to maintain a regular personal contact between college students and their church family.  Our team sends students encouragement and reminders that God and their church family love and care about them.

CLICK HERE to sign your student up to receive these mailings or to update any address changes.


  • New McKendree Youth Facebook Group

    Parents are invited to join our private Facebook group.  Leaders and staff share photos, devotionals, and announcements.

  • newmckendreeyouth Instagram Page

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