Full freedom within God’s beautiful design.

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to create space for middle schoolers to enjoy the fun and joy of life with God within the boundaries of God’s beautiful and perfect design.

Why? Because what middle schooler doesn’t wish they still had recess?! We want middle school students to find that life with God is best and be compelled to follow Jesus and share Him with their friends.

VISION

We do this by creating irresistible  envirmonents that middle school students love coming back to regardless of where they are on their faith journey.
While lots of things get them through the door, at the end of the day, we believe the most irresistible thing we have to offer is life with Jesus.

SUMMER CALENDAR

JUNE


SM SUMMER KICKOFF

Friday, June 7th | 6-9P

Join us for our annual All SM Summer Kickoff at the Och's Oasis (426 Wakeman Ave. Wheaton, IL) Last year we had 50+ in the pool at one time and we need you in order to break that record! We'll have Spikeball, Trampoline, Cornhole, Volleyball and more. Pizza, Popcorn, Drinks, and Friendsicles, all free of charge so come party with us!

UNDERGROUND CHURCH

Tuesday, June 11th | 7-9P

Could this be the night you win?! Dodge, run, and don't tell passwords as we take over the church in this age old favorite game.

SIX FLAGS: GREAT AMERICA

Thursday, June 27th | 8:30A-10P | REGISTER HERE

Ready for some gnarly thrills and chills?! Don't miss one of favorite events of the year. Get signed up today for the early bird discount!

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JULY


CHICAGO URBAN ADVENTURE

July 7th – 13th REGISTER HERE

Come to Chicago and experience a trip that’s filled with both service and the thrill of a lifetime! It’s a mission trip with tons of adventure experiences built right in. This is a week-long trip experience that challenges you to experience the thrill of following Christ.

RAGING WAVES WATER PARK

Thursday, July 18th | 8:30A-10P REGISTER HERE

We're out to Rage Against the [wave-making] Machine! Hope you saved your Scoopie Tokens cause we'll be making the annual pilgrimage to Culver's for some cheese curds and butter burgers! (Dinner included in the cost)
BRING: Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, & your crew.

RAGING WAVES WATER PARK

Tuesday, July 23rd | 4-8P REGISTER HERE

Get your bronze on, slide & high dive, and push (or get pushed!) off a floating dock at Naperville's finest water spot.

AUGUST


OCHS POOL PARTY

Saturday, August 6th 7-9P

All the fun of Summer Kickoff, but without the threat of high schoolers 🙂
Basketball, trampoline, and if you're up for it- the swings.

Dunes Day

Saturday, August 10th REGISTER HERE

Finally got the sand out of your hair from last year's dunes trip!? Great, let's start the process all over again!

We'll spend a day at the Dunes, hit up Redemaks as always, and then head back to GEBC

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END OF SUMMER BASH

Saturday, Aug 17th | 6-8P

Sure there's putt putt, but what happens after when we head to the playground is really where the magic happens.

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PROGRAMMING


WEEKLY PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS | 7-9P

We get together every Wednesday night to eat great snacks, meet new friends, and talk about things that matter with people who care about you! What’s not to like?! We’ll have games, a message, and small groups… See ya there!


One Wedesday night a month, we take a break from regular programming to connect and just hang out! We believe deep friendship is one of the best ways to know and enjoy God and love creating space for true friendship to happen!

Join us for our crazy and fun house parties!

HOME EDITION

3rd Wednesday of the Month | 7-9P


STUDY HALL

SUNDAY MORNINGS | 10:15-11:30A | SM Room

Middle School meets weekly on Sunday Mornings in the The Student Ministry Room to dive into Scripture, discussion, and donuts!



CROATIA: July 19-31 | PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C.: June 16-23

Don’t miss out on our amazing summer mission trips! We’re headed back to Pawleys Island, S.C. with LeaderTreks for our second time and across the Atlantic to Croatia with Josiah Venture for the very first time!

Every summer we take students all across the globe following Jesus to bring hope and joy to the ends of the earth. These trips go down as some of the most faith-building and life-changing weeks our students’ lives. They will be stretched, pushed, and challenged, and on the other side of it, encounter a purpose and God worth giving up everything for.


This is one of our biggest weeknds of the year!

SERVE

LEADERS

PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FIND, FOLLOW, AND SHARE JESUS? WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU!

LET US KNOW!

PARENTS

INTERESTED IN HOSTING AND/OR
PROVIDING FOOD FOR A YOUTH EVENT?
THEN WE NEED YOUR HELP!

SIGN UP HERE!

CALENDAR

Contact Us With Any Questions!
Mark Wilkerson, Student Ministry Pastor (High School)
Nathan Cantleberry, Middle School Director