Are you a middle schooler? Do you have a middle schooler? Either way, we’re glad you’re here! We love middle schoolers and we hope that you’ll check out one of our ministries designed just for you! 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to join us as we study the Bible, talk about life, serve others, and get connected through games and small group time.
Parents of Middle Schoolers
We want to partner with you! Here are a few great ways to stay connected.
Email Us: (Lindsey (All campuses)/Sarah (Oak Hill Campus)/Laura (Liberty Ridge Campus)) any important info about your young person that will help us care for him/her! (Things we like to know include: any special needs, life changes/concerns, exciting stuff, and the hard stuff.)
Text Updates: If you'd like to receive follow up questions via text after weekly ministries, join the text lists by texting 81010.
(To get Sixers updates: include '@wlcsixers' in the message.)
Small Group Leaders: Get to know your young person's small group leader, invite them to games/plays/competitions. Invite them out for coffee/dinner. They are a cheerleader for you as well as your young person!
WLCYOUTH Facebook Page: Liking our Facebook page is another great way to get updates on things happening. WLCYouth Facebook Page
For more information about Middle School Ministry please contact: Lindsey Schmidt
Middle School Events
SUMMER SERVANT EVENT
SERVE - Holy Communion Seder Meal - April 18
Help at the Holy Communion Class Seder meal: (5th -Adults) The Valley Creek Holy Communion Class Seder meal on Thursday, April 18 is in need of volunteers (5th grade through adults). The final session of the Holy Communion Class is the Family Seder Dinner. This Seder Dinner celebrates the last supper of our Lord Jesus Christ. The is a fun way to serve with others, earn service hours or simply serve as a family!
Volunteers are needed to help make this special event a success. We need people to help: Set up 3-4:30pm (2 people); Serving 5:30-7:30pm (2 people - wear dark pants and white shirts please) and Clean-up 7-8pm, (10 people needed). See specifics in sign up below. Thanks for volunteering to help!!
SUMMER STRETCH Registration is open
Middle School Summer Stretch
Summer Stretch (6th-8th)
Registration opens for participants and Teen Leaders. Students who’ve completed 6th grade as of the summer of 2019 are welcome to join us on Thursdays during the summer for service and fun. SPECIAL RATE available from April 1 to June 1, If you are coming to all 5 dates the cost is $75, after June 1 the cost is $95. Or you can pay per time (cost is $20 per date, Valleyfair is $30). Go to wlcyouth.org for more information and to sign up. Scholarships are available and friends are welcome. Youth who are 9th & up are welcome to apply to be teen leaders online as well. Questions: Contact Lindsey Schmidt.
EASTER BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING
NATIONAL YOUTH GATHERING (NYG): . The gathering will be in Minneapolis, July 10-15, 2019! Next meeting date is May 5 at VC Campus, 12:30 -2pm, parents please join us at 1:30pm. Contact: Patrick Brewer.
LIBERTY RIDGE DONUTS and DEVOTIONS
LIBERTY RIDGE DONUT AND DEVOS - On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month we will gather to enjoy donuts together as we meet in the kids/youth area to have fun, get to know each other more, spend time in God's word together, and connect as a Liberty Ridge community. 9-9:45am. Last date till fall is May 5. Contact Laura at with any questions. .
OH SERVING FMSC on May 2
Oak Hill FMSC SERVING EVENT (6-12th)
This month instead of Game night we will be heading to the Valley Creek Campus on Thursday, May 2, to pack food for FMSC. We will pack from 6-8pm. Please meet at the VC campus. Questions talk with Sarah.
GARAGE SALE FUND RAISER sign up
Garage Sale Fundraiser at VC (6th-Adult)
Here is your chance (current 6th through 12th graders and parents/family) to raise money for mission trips, Summer Stretch or any youth events held through WLC. We have quite a few sign up guidelines for the May 7-11 fundraiser. All this information can be found on the sign up page at wlcyouth.org. PLEASE read the directions carefully. Also, we will be accepting donations at the VC campus starting May 7. Questions, contact Shanna at or 612-859-1365.
ALL CAMPUS HS GAME LAB - 8th graders welcome - May 17
All Campus High School Youth Game Lab (8-12th)
(Next Year's 9th Graders Welcome!)
Human guinea pigs are needed to test ridiculous, newly invented games that have never been played before. Much laughter, fierce competition, and ice cream will abound! Come to the VC campus on May 17, 6:30 -9:30pm for a game Lab. Current 8th graders are encouraged to attend this event too!
FAMILY HOLY COMMUNION CLASS SEDER MEAL
FAMILY HOLY COMMUNION CLASS (6th -12th): All participants who signed up meet at the VC campus, Genesis room, on Thursday April 18. Program starts promptly at 5:45pm (we'll eat the meal at 6:30pm). Then we will go to the Maundy Thursday Service at 7:30pm to celebrate first communion. Contact Lindsey Schmidt at if you have any questions.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH PROGRAMS: Lent Schedule
Wednesday Night Youth Programs for all campuses (6th-12th):
All Campus Wednesday night ministries for 6th-12th are at the VC (LR campus meets at VC) and OH campuses, 6-8:15pm. TAKE NOTE: We are back to regular programming on April 24 - no classes on April 17. MAY 8 is the END OF YEAR PARTY, being held at the Oak Hill Campus. 6-8:15pm. A Bus will leave from VC at 6pm and return by 8:45pm. Contact Lindsey Schmidt with questions.
Middle School Ministries
Wednesday evening classes at both campuses for 6th-8th graders. Bible study, games, praise & worship, large group teaching, & small group time. (September - May).
Personalized faith-enriching experience for students who are currently in 7th-12th grades who would like to dive deeper into understanding what they believe and why.
After-school youth center at the Valley Creek campus for 6th-12th grade students to hang out, do homework, and connect with friends (Wednesdays, September - May).