Youth Ministry


Bend Youth Collective

Rooted in the way of Jesus, we create a collaborative, inclusive and loving space for teens to dig deeper with God and to participate in self-discovery, peacemaking and social justice. Since 2015, Bend Church has partnered with First Presbyterian, Nativity Lutheran and Trinity Episcopal to bring this vision to life. Our middle and high school students grow in relationship with God and each other through  weekly meetings during the school year, engagement in community service through summer immersion trips, participation in retreats, and, of course, have plenty of fun along the way. We love you already!

High School Youth: 9th-12th grade
Let’s face it – there are so many demands on teenager’s time! Between studying, sports, after-school jobs and family . . . life may feel a little overwhelming. We welcome any all teenagers to our various programming. During the school year BYC provides small groups–some of which continue over the summer! As always, friends are welcome. Contact Leigh DeVries for more information.

Middle School Youth: 6th-8th grade
Middle school can be rough – on top of school, friends and family, you are probably trying to figure out who you are, what you think and what you believe. During this crazy and turbulent time in your life, you might need a space to meet new friends, ask questions and maybe even a place to just “be.” Join us Wednesday evenings during the school year for a weekly programming, where we play, listen and learn from one another. Summer programming looks different depending on the week so contact Leigh DeVries for more information.