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Lock-In For Life

Confirmation Classes...
Sunday Morning Schedule and Calendar...

Youth Christian Education 2016-2017
A Journey of Faith & Life Together Confirmation (Grades 7-9th)
Sunday schedule:
10:15-11:15 service hour
11:15-11:30 snack
11:30-12:30 Confirmation classes

Questions about Youth Ministry? Contact Renee at .

Click here for more information on the Sr. High Fools Night Out

Upcoming Events

Check Calendar for more information on the Full Moon Hike for 7-12th Graders

Check Calendar for more information on the Sr. High Fools Night Out

Wednesday Night Youth Group


Wednesday night 6-7:30 is youth group night for all youth 7-12th grade...
**We could use 1 or 2 more adult leaders during this event.** We meet every Wednesday for fun and fellowship (unless otherwise noted on the youth calendar). Adam Stein, our contemporary music leader, has been introducing our time together with 15 minutes of music and worship. Our senior high youth leadership team, C.R.E.W. ends many of the evenings with a brief testimony. This is a wonderful way to take a short break mid-week and join your fellow Christian friends for fun and fellowship! It is also a great way to make new friends. Feel free to invite others. The more the merrier!!

Youth Band


Are you in Jr. or Sr. High and have an interest in sharing your musical gift with others? Then join our Youth Band called, “Elisha and the She-bears”. Contact Adam at for more info!


Welcome New Staff! - We are excited to name Kate Walberg as our new Youth Assistant! The is a new position that will be a great help to the youth program as we continue to grow! Kate started her new job on April 17. Kate will be working closely with Renee Bennett to publicize youth events on all social media, assist in coordinating youth events and camps, publish the Youth Newsletter and other important youth and parent correspondence, etc. She comes to us with a lifetime of experience as she has “grown up” at Love of Christ and has been an active member of the youth program participating in almost every activity. For the past few years Kate has taken an increasingly more active role volunteering to assist with Sunday School and Confirmation class, editing the Youth News, becoming a member of CREW, and stepping up whenever a youth volunteer was needed. Please join me in welcoming her!

Our kids are awesome and they are doing amazing things!
Youth News will resume in September
I need your news:
• Birthdays
• Upcoming dance or music recitals
• Sporting events
• Art shows or exhibits
• Science fairs, clubs, scouting….
***See youth table for more details***
Or send your info to
***our newsletter is changing to quarterly***
Submit your info now


The C.R.E.W. ministry team is an amazing branch of the youth program here at Love of Christ! We meet every Wednesday in the Youth room at 3:15pm. Named for Christians Ready, Excited & Willing, this small core group of active youth...The C.R.E.W. ministry team is an amazing branch of the youth program here at Love of Christ! Named for Christians Ready, Excited & Willing, this small core group of active youth takes on a powerful role of planning, promoting, and publishing events that the youth themselves would like to have available, as well as personally encouraging and inviting other youth to attend and join in the experience. This group will also be receiving leadership and mentor training to prepare them in future roles of leadership in the church. Your C.R.E.W youth members include Tara Christensen, Morgan Hansen, Bella Berry, Becca Geiser, Hunter Bennett, Jake Baker, Eliot Baker and Lindsay McConnell and Kate Walberg. If you would like to know more about C.R.E.W., please contact Renee right away!

Adult Advisory Team

Adult Advisory Meetings! 2nd Monday of the month at 6PM in the youth room. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 9 at 6PM. Our April meeting is an offsite planning meeting. Please join us to find out what is happening in our youth program, It takes a village. You don’t have to have kids in the program to be a part of this group. The strength of our youth program affects our entire church community. We need your input. Current team members: Amy Peters, Amy Schenkel, Anita Christensen, April Lucas, Eric Walberg, Lars Hansen, Lisa Hansen, Jim Johnson, Kurt Parker, Nicole Cumberledge, Susie Baker, Nancy Tollefson,Cathie Gerber, Helena Mamaril, Penny Skaehill, Penny Day, and Patti DeLaney


Wellness Advisory Group

Meets once a month during the school year. Developed two years ago to disseminate information to parents and youth on healthy habits for mind, body, and spirit.  Events have included suicide awareness, conversations about healthy relationships, social media, dangerous relationships, stress reduction techniques, depression and self injury.  If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Renee Bennett at


  A bit about our Director of Christian Education 

Renee Bennett has been our youth director since 2015 and recently became our Director of Christian Education.  She was a volunteer for the youth program here at Love of Christ for 12 years and was a volunteer youth director in Connecticut prior to moving to Arizona.  Renee has over 20 years of teaching, Bible education and youth experience.  She has a BA from the University of Connecticut.  Her corporate work experience includes MCI, SPRINT, EQUANT and a few market research companies most recently working as a VP of sales in NYC prior to leaving corporate America to work with kids.