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. 

Tuesdays at South Campus Room 109

5:30 Dinner

6:15 Worship

6:35 Message

7:00 Small Groups

7:30 Pick Up

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

    Follow us for encouragement, scripture and stay up to date on the latest teaching series.

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