SVA Church Youth Ministry

Meet Our New Youth Director, Marshall Cress!

Marshall has stepped on the team to serve our Middle & High School students and families and is gearing up for a great school year ahead.

You're Welcome! Join Us!

Students, join us for impactful weekly gatherings, fun experiences, and life-changing Summer Camp adventures for both Middle and High School ages.

When: Middle & High School: Wednesdays, 6-8 PM - NEW! Sundays, 10 AM, Youth Class
Where: SVA Main Campus
Contact: marshall@svaonline.org


Get Connected:

Instagram: @svachurchyouth
Middle School Remind: Text @svamss to 81010
High School Remind: Text @svahss to 81010

Who We Are

SVA Church Youth Ministries exists to be a place where students feel belonging, develop new friendships, and navigate what it means to have faith in Jesus. We do this by engaging students in impactful weekly gatherings, fun experiences, and life-changing Summer Camp adventures for both Middle and High School ages.

Our desire is to be a safe place where all students can discover and question who God is and how a relationship with Him has the power to change everything in their lives.

You Belong

Why We Exist

  • KNOW you are loved by God and belong in community
  • GROW in your faith and relationship with both God and others
  • GO out into your families, friend groups, and schools to love others like Jesus

FAQ

Who is SVA Youth for?

Any student in the 6-12th grade! We have students from many different schools, cities, and backgrounds that engage in our events and programs – you are welcome.

Where do Middle & High School students go on Sunday mornings?

Both middle & high school students are welcome to remain in the main worship service with their families on a Sunday morning. The Loft is a great space for students to doodle, sit together, and still engage in service.

For Middle School students, there is an opportunity each week for their own Sunday morning experience as well. Students begin in the main worship room with their families for the beginning of service. After a worship song and a morning welcome from one of our team members, students are then dismissed to meet the Youth Leader in the main entryway of the church. This group of students heads over to our Family Life Center across the parking lot for their own fun, engaging, and age-appropriate Sunday message, activity time, and even a free drink from the Steamers Café. The students will return to meet their families in the main worship room towards the end of service.

What happens at Wednesday Youth Group?

We believe there is no better place to be on a Wednesday night!

Wednesday Youth Group happens each week in the Family Life Center Building and is for all students 6-12th Grade. Youth Group is the best way for students to plug into the youth community and is a special night just for them.

During Youth Group students have free time to enjoy the many fun things in our facility, purchase treats from the student store, eat a meal together, engage in worship, hear a powerful and engaging message from one of our Youth Leaders, and break out into grade and gender-specific small groups to discuss in a smaller community. 

My student is struggling... Where can I get help?

If your student is struggling with drugs, alcohol, anxiety, depression, mental health, social connection, or other pressing issues – please do not hesitate to reach out to Youth Director Marshall. He would love to support your family however he can and/or connect you to resources and people who are able to assist you in the best way possible

Want to Make an Impact in a Teen's Life? Join the Team!

We need volunteers and have a place for you to jump in!

If you are interested in serving in any capacity please reach out to Marshall Cress – he would love to buy you coffee (or beverage of your choice)!

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