Parent Info

We really love your kids and we will do anything to see them thrive and live the abundant life that Jesus came to offer! We are a youth ministry that is run out of Willow Park Church, a multi-site church with communities in the Mission (The South), Rutland (Church@33), Glenmore, and Lake Country (Creekside).

Connecting your youth

Our youth ministry is based 100% on relationships! Although our youth group is very big, the focus of everything we do is relational.

So, each of our students are in care groups with their friends and two or three leaders. They will be called every two weeks and emailed all the time! These leaders are trained to love their students, disciple them, and make sure that they are well connected. So, everything we do is based on these relationships, from the care group sleep-overs at RUSH, to the care group Olympics that happen during our youth nights.

So, with all that said, we will do anything to help your youth succeed! Our youth are amazing, and so we love to celebrate them and spend tons of time with them! Please contact us anytime if we can tailor our program to help your youth connect.

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Care Groups
Our junior high students (Grades 6-8) meet every second week in care groups (also called Booster Juice Groups). These nights are designed for leaders to connect with their youth and build relationship, and also to pray for their students and share from the Bible. Each of our leaders are trained, really love Jesus and love hanging out with youth! They all have agreed to very high standards of integrity and to live a life that is exemplary to our youth. 

Our senior high students (Grades 9-12) also meet every second week in care groups (also called Glow Groups). Kids love our youth group because of the strong relationships with each other and their leaders. These groups are the driving force behind everything we do.

Students in each of the four Willow Park Church communities always meet every week with the same leaders.

Safety
We love and protect our youth like they are our own children! We recognize that with so many students there is always the potential for greater risk, so we are very cautious. We have first aid attendants at every event and retreat.
Big Events, Missions Trips and Camps
We strategically place important weekends and events throughout the year to help our students stay grounded as they mature spiritually. Our fall retreats are designed to connect our youth and disciple them. Many new students enter our program after coming on the Ark Bible Cruise.

The RUSH Youth & Young Adults Conference is in mid-February each year. Our students are often feeling tired and a bit discouraged this time of year, so, we plan RUSH to build them up and get them excited about life with Christ! On Friday night you can drop your youth off at KSS at 7 pm, and afterwards they will be driven to their care group sleepovers. On, Saturday, after a full day of activity, they can be picked up 10 pm at KSS. Please bring them back to KSS on Sunday morning at 9 am for breakfast. Youth can be picked up from the venue at the end of RUSH at 12 pm on Sunday.

We also have missions trips that take place. Our grades 9 & 10 students can go to Portland Oregon for a week of serving that community and run a VBS, while our grades 10-12 students go to LA to work with various ministries, or go to Watson Lake Yukon to staff Hidden Lakes Bible Camp.

Please feel free to contact us at any time. You only get one chance to raise a great child, and we are here to help in any way possible!