Youth Ministries

Sunday night meetings, summer camps, Winter Xtreme trips, and worship band are just a few of the ways for middle school and high school students to make new friends while learning about Jesus. In cooperation with our Youth Director, student leaders help plan and lead fun activities and events that will help you grow your faith.

If you have any questions contact Youth Director Emily Laudenslager at or call 217-352-2240.


Sunday School

Sundays at 9:00 am. Middle School Boys meet in the Cafe. Middle School Girls meet in the library. High School Boys and Girls meet in the Youth Loft.


Sunday Night YOuth Group

Sundays at 5:30 pm we meet for youth activities for both middle and high school students. Great worship with the youth band. Fun, crazy competitions, videos, skits, food, challenging talks and small group discussions.


Camps and trips

At various times throughout the year, students participate in fun camps, exciting trips, and mission projects both locally and around the world.

Youth Updates


Fall Sunday Evening Events: Also going on during September will be a month long event called Life Size Olympics!  In hopes of bringing unity to our group, each week students will team up to compete for the Gold! Flags will be made and countries will be chosen- should be a super fun month of competition. 9/22 - Life Size Pac Man, 9/29 - Life Size Foosball.

9/29 Serving Sunday During Sunday School - For this serving Sunday we would like to bless teachers and their classrooms! Many of my teacher friends are spending own money on things needed for their classrooms and students that are not always allotted for in the budget. This month as you are shopping for your kiddos, please consider purchasing some of these items for a teacher who is currently impacting students. I would love for our kids to create kits to give to the teacher of their choice at the end of September. Items include: pens, pencils, dry erase markers, sticky tack, highlighters, sharpies, lined paper, glue sticks, sticky notes, thank you/blank cards, notebooks, planners, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and cough drops.