jr high ministry 

Elevate 78

Take the next step 

May 2nd Message

 Taking The Next Step: Evangelism



Discussion Questions
Have you ever shared your faith with someone who wasn’t a Christian? Or has anyone ever shared with you their faith?
How might you bring up Jesus in a conversation with someone?
Which of the following most accurately describes you on sharing your faith?
– It makes me nervous or uncomfortable. I avoid talking about it. 
– I’ll answer questions about God if someone asks, but I don’t bring it up.
– I share about Jesus regularly to people I know and strangers if I get the chance. 
Why do you think some people find it awkward to share about their relationship with God?
“Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:15-16) 
What does this verse mean to us when it comes to sharing the good news of Jesus?

Discipleship Experience

Discipleship Experience is for middle schoolers who want to go deeper – to Take the Next Step in their relationship with God.

Part 1 (DX-1) is a 40+ Day Challenge that you and a partner work through, to get into the habit of spending daily time with God.

For more information, VISIT THE DX page.

10 + 9 =

Be a leader

If you are interested in being a volunteer leader with us, check out the requirements below.

  • Must be a committed, growing Christian.
  • Must be graduated from High School.
  • Must understand what Middle School kids need from a leader – not someone to tell them what to do, but someone who can be a supportive resource and a listening ear.
  • Must complete our application, interview (we want to get to know you first!), and background check. Email us below and we will get the application to you!

 Interested in becoming a leader? Enter you information on the left. 

about us

ELEVATE exists to help 7th & 8th graders Take the Next Step in their relationship with God.

We meet for weekend services on Saturday nights, and during Sunday morning services. BreakPoint, our midweek gathering, happens Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 pm. In addition, we schedule camps, trips, outreach projects, and other special events throughout the year.

Sign up for text updates by texting 78update to the number 84576, and join our e-mail list (link below).

Our ministry is shaped by some core convictions:

  • God has given everyone the capacity to know him and respond to him in faith, regardless of their age.
  • We need to be innovative. Studies have shown that most kids who go to church will walk away from their faith as young adults. We can’t just do the same old thing and expect different results.
  • Parenting an early adolescent is a different beast. We want to support parents in meeting this challenge, through classes, seminars, and parent networking.
  • One of the biggest needs of early adolescents is the presence of caring adults in their lives.
  • 7th & 8th grade kids need chances to discover and develop their gifts, and opportunities to do ministry out in the world.

meet the staff

Mark Friestad


760-929-0029 ext. 102


Luke Medrano

Associate Director

760-929-0029 ext. 102


Kristin McMaster


760-929-0029 ext. 102