Rise Youth

It's Not Just Who We Are, It's What We Do

Our Youth Ministry

Rise Youth exists to create a safe place for teenagers to be themselves, find out what God created them for, develop their relationship with Jesus, and find edifying friendships. We are here to love, disciple, and encounter God together in a way that transforms our lives and defines our purpose.

We are called Rise Youth because we believe that we are a generation called to rise. In every challenge. In every season. In every setting. We call on our youth to take a stand for what they believe in and for Who they belong to. At the heartbeat of Rise Youth is passion to see Jesus made famous and see young people step into their true identity as sons and daughters of God.

Follow our youth on Instagram to get connected right away and find out how your students can be a part of Rise Youth.


Our Leaders

Becky Johnson
Youth Pastor

Jonathan Gilstrap
Middle School Pastor

Cassia Alva
Youth Events Coordinator

Rise Youth: Middle School

Meets during main service, check or Instagram for details.

For your 6th through 8th graders, we have a our Rise Youth middle school gathering. They teach, activate, and pray for our students, while playing hilarious games that middle-schoolers love like goldfish races and donut-eating contests. We are passionate about your children encountering the Lord and being challenged to go deeper in the things of God. Make sure your kids check out this class led by our Middle School Pastor, Jonathan Gilstrap.

Rise Youth: High School

We love high-schoolers and believe it is important to provide them with healthy leaders and a community of friends. Rise Youth does just that. Here your teenagers will find a team of leaders dedicated to seeing them grow, encounter Jesus’ love, worship, and be activated in a lifestyle of prayer and pursuit. We love seeing students encourage each other to live a life pointed to God. Rise Youth for High School is led by Youth Pastor, Becky Johnson and her husband, Derek.

Rise Youth FAQs

When does Rise Youth meet?

We are meeting, however due to COVID-19, things have been changing quickly. For the most up to date information on when we are gathering please follow us on Instagram at @jesuscultureyth

What does a Rise Youth gathering look like?

For middle school, we usually start off with a fun snack and mingle time, then head into some ridiculously fun game. From there we’ll do a fun and engaging teaching tailored to middle-school students and break into groups to discuss the message, pray for one another, and connect.

For high school, there are always donuts and coffee! After hanging out for a bit, we worship together, and then hear the weekly teaching before dividing into our incredible small groups to connect, pray, and discuss the message.

How can I get more information?

Follow on Instagram @jesuscultureYTH for the latest updates.

If you want to connect even deeper, become part of the parent Facebook pages and get weekly updates from our pastors on what we’re doing, teaching, and going after for your kids.

Middle School Parent Page
High School Parent Page