Life as a teen in Northern Virginia comes with many challenges. You are not in it alone! Our youth ministry (grades 6-12) is a place for students to make friends, grow spiritually, and impact the lives of others. We gather weekly in small and large groups to experience the good news of Jesus in real and relevant ways.
We strive to connect students with God, our leaders, and each other in an environment where we can have fun, wrestle with difficult questions through God’s Word, and be real with each other. We long for students to make a difference in their spheres of influence and to reach the nations for Jesus.
Midweek Small Groups are the heartbeat of our ministry and a great opportunity for students (6th – 12th grade) to connect around the Word of God. We meet on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm in the Rock Gym. For the first thirty minutes we play games and hangout or have worship together. During this time, pizza is available for $1 a slice. Then, we all head into grade and gender specific small groups lead by teams of staff and volunteers. We pray that our students experience profound belonging at Midweek as they build friendships, pray, and study the Bible together.
We invite our middle school students to join us for Sunday Community at 11am in the Rock Gym. Rock Communities are 3–4-week topical Bible study bursts designed to engage relevant issues with the Word of God through teaching and discussion. You can access our Winter/Spring 2024 Midweek and Community Calendar to see which dates we meet.
At camp, students get away from all the distractions of life in the DMV and spend a few days living the life God designed for them—worshipping the Lord, studying His word, and spending time with His people. While away, students have the chance to make and build deep friendships while participating in tons of fun adventures, competitions, and activities. Year after year, we’ve seen God change students’ lives and eternities through camp.
HS Summer Camp | July 13-17
MS Summer Camp | August 1-4
Want to be a part of discipling the next generation with the Rock Student Ministries? We invite you to apply! Please note every volunteer is thoroughly screened before they can begin serving.
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We’re excited to announce that we’ll be starting a student leadership team for the Rock this spring! It will be open by application to all high school students. Check out this info sheet to learn more.
Most Rock activities are designed for students to attend as their schedules permit, but the student leadership team involves a higher commitment. Students commit to six meetings each year after church on Sunday, along with homework (!), serving, receiving mentoring, and more. This won’t be the right choice for everyone, but for students who are serious about their faith, eager to grow, and excited to set the culture of the Rock, student leadership will be an incredible opportunity. We can’t wait to get started!