Valley Students


The Student Ministry team provides church gatherings, small groups, events, serving opportunities, retreats, and more for Middle School and High School students. These activities allow students to connect with one another, play games, and talk about what it’s like to live for Christ.



Sundays for Students

Sundays from 9-10 a.m.
Grades 5-6 meet in Room 305A, Grades 7-8 meet in Room 305C, and High Schoolers meet in Café..
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

Sundays from 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Grades 5-8 meet in Room 305A..
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

Root56 for Grades 5-6

Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Students engage in fun activities and hear a Bible teaching that is relevant to their everyday lives. Students then break into small groups called Huddles, where they become more acquainted with their peers and leaders as they encourage each other in their faith.
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

RIOT for Grades 7-8

Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
At RIOT, Students meet for fun activities and a relevant Bible teaching. Then, they break out into small groups, called Huddles, where peers and leaders encourage one another and share about their personal faith journeys.
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

Synergy for High School

Every other Wednesday 7-8:30 p.m.
At Synergy, students enjoy fellowship, worship, fun, and a relevant Bible teaching.
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

Growth Groups for High School

Wednesdays 7-8:30 p.m. at Private Homes
Growth Groups meet on the weeks when Synergy does not meet. Groups are the place where High School students connect, support one another, study the Bible, and pray.
No sign-up or cost, all students are welcome!

College Guys Group

Every other Friday at 7pm in a private home
Email Brandon Sanford to learn more.

High School Growth Groups Locations:

  • High School Guys - Fellowships Hall D & E
  • Freshman Girls - 290 Waterville Rd., Avon (The Dachnowicz home)
  • Sophomore Girls - Fellowship Hall F
  • Junior & Senior Girls - 26 Fox Den Rd., Avon (The Worth home)





Join the Student Ministry Team

Would you like to join the Student Ministry Team in their effort to disciple middle and high school students? There are many opportunities to serve as a group leader, guest speaker, activity coordinator or event chaperone. Tap the button below to learn more and begin the KidSafe process.

Join the Team

Short-Term Mission Trips

Are you a student who would like to go on a Short Term Mission Trip? We have many opportunities available, both locally and around the world. Tap the button below to explore how you can make a difference in the lives of others.

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Text Message Alerts

Subscribe to receive text alerts about student ministry events, including snow day cancellations, updates and registration reminders.

Text the word ms56 to 860.365.8080 to receive text alerts for Grades 5-6
Text the word ms78 to 860.365.8080 to receive text alerts for Grades 7-8
Text the word hs912 to 860.365.8080 to receive text alerts for Grades 9-12

Mental Health Resources

If you or a family member are struggling with depression, anxiety or mental illness, we invite you to contact our Care Ministry, who will assist you in finding professional help.

RightNow Media

RightNow Media is a library of devotional videos, bible study lessons, and Christian documentaries. Here, students can learn on their own or catch-up on a missed bible study lesson. Click the link below to sign in under Valley Community.