Students in grades 6-12: We welcome you! When Jesus did ministry, He understood and accepted people for who they were, and we accept you for the person you are. At VPC Student Ministry, we design our programs to meet you where you are. Contact us anytime, our doors are always open.

Travis Kingma, Pastor of Next Generation Ministry & Contemporary Worship
Karley Gosselin, Associate Director of Student Ministry

We have some really great ways for students to get involved at VPC! Check it out below!  

 Youth New Member Class

Sundays, January 27, February 10, March 3, March 31, and April 14
10:30AM-11:30AM, Location varies

Parent Informational Meeting
Sunday, January 27
10:30AM, Room 417 (lunch to follow for parents and students)

We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for high school students to take their faith to the next level by offering a youth new members class. This class will allow students to further develop their understanding of the Christian faith, examine their own faith, and make a public statement of their faith with the intent of becoming members of VPC if they choose.

Parents are encouraged to attend a one-time informational meeting to understand the components of the Youth New Member Class. Tina Gilbreath will facilitate. Register today!



Wednesdays, Winter Dates TBA (Coming Soon!)
6-7:30PM - Middle School, Landes Basement
7:30-9PM, - High School, Landes Basement

Oasis is our new Wednesday community gathering (formerly Midweek) for all ages (i.e. no more Monday evening meetings for Middle School students). Food trucks will be on campus to service meals and homework rooms available for families (before and after a given program event) on these nights as well!

Sunday Morning Gatherings

Sundays, August 26-December 9
9AM-10:15AM - Landes Basement

Our Sunday morning gathering is a time for students and leaders to reflect and dive deeper into the previous Wednesday teachings. This is an intentional time to have more theological conversations and to have a safe space to invest in community.



Serving our community is an act of God's love and a spirit Jesus Christ adopted while here on earth. We invite you to join us for one of our many mission trips throughout the year. Please check back soon for our next activity!

Special Events

We hope to gather once or twice every month for a fun event, outside of the church! We have several events listed for fall and are really pumped for you to take part! (Please note that times for the following events vary - Please check our social media accounts for details.) Registration for each event can be found below.


Ski Trip
Friday- Sunday, January 11-13, 2019

Forest Home Middle School

June 9-June 14, 2019

 Forest Home High School

June 9-June 14, 2019

Middle School Mission Trip

Tuba City, AZ

July 8-12, 2019

High School Mission Trip

Manhattan, NYC

July 20-26, 2019

Ski Trip (High School)
January 11-13, Gilbreath Cabin
Cost: 160 (cost covers lift ticket, rentals, transportation, meals, and any other alternative activities for non-skiers)
Scholarships available
Contact: Karley Gosselin

Join Student Ministry for fun in the snow. Even if you don't ski, you'll take solace in your time away to bask in the beauty of God's winter mountains and cool air. Students will meet at VPC Bistro Patio at 5:30PM, Friday, January 11 and return Sunday morning or afternoon weather dependent. Upon registering, your student will receive all needed information following December 1st. Spots are limited so register soon.

Register    Scholarship   

High School Mission Trip to Manhattan, NYC
July 20-26, 2019
Cost: $599 |Deposit: $150
Scholarships available

We are so excited to head to Manhattan, New York for a week of serving others and building relationships in the beautiful Big Apple. Register and submit your deposit today!


Middle School Mission Trip to Tuba City, AZ
July 8-12, 2019
Cost: $350 | Deposit: $150
Scholarships available

Join us for a week of service and building relationships with those in Tuba City, Arizona. Register and submit your deposit today!

register     SCHOLARSHIP     Final Payment

Forest Home

Middle School and High School
June 9-14, 2019
Cost: $500 |Deposit $150
(We will accommodate 18 students for our High School group and 18 students for our Middle School group. Sign up soon!)

 A special summer camp event that brings our students together in a Christ-centered environment to fellowship with one another and other attendees. Register below!


HS Final Payment MS Final Payment

Family Ministry Workshop

Sundays, Winter Date TBA

Our Family workshops are a way to partner with families to empower them as intentional leaders in their child(ren)'s faith-walk to grow lifelong Disciples of Christ.
We want to walk alongside parents, partnering with them and supporting them as they guide their children/youth in their faith journey by providing common experiences, tips and techniques, and opportunities to communicate and learn together.

Resource List More Information

Fall 2018 Workshop Dates
9/9 Family Workshop MS/HS - Internet Safety Part 1
9/16 Family Workshop MS/HS - Internet Safety Part 2
11/4 Family Workshop Seniors - Preparing to Launch



Social Media

We would love to connect with you on Facebook (VPC Student Minstry), Instagram (@vpc-student), and Twitter (@vpcstudent)! This is a great way to be reminded of our events and to learn more about our ministry!

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