Nèos Youth Ministries is comprised of 6th-12th graders and adult leaders who are growing, wrestling, and searching for God. 

At our core, we aim to give our students the tools necessary to live a clean, holy life in the world.  We see this best being practiced by living into our church’s Vision Statement—to Extend God’s Love, Teach Biblical Truth, and Share our Lives together!

If you have any questions please email Student Pastor Stephen Kihnley at stephenk@nfcn.org or Student Pastor Associate Shane Tarter at starter@nfcn.org.
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Middle School

6th - 8th Grades

High School

9th - 12th Grades

Sunday School


Students gather in the Neos Cafe at 9:00am located in the Jubilee building.

This time begins with fellowship and announcements before the students are released to individual classes. Each class has the opportunity to have a time of discussion about the sermon as well as lesson from their respective teachers that is based on the morning sermon and is focused on Biblical truths and discipleship.

This is a great time to ask questions and dig deeper in their faith with their Sunday School teachers and other students their age. We have two classes for Middle School students: 6th-8th Grade Guys and 6th-8th Grade Ladies.  We have two classes for High School students:  one for combined 9th & 10th Graders and one for combined 11th & 12th Graders.  Class sizes average between 10-15 students.

Sunday School ends around 10:00am. Students then can attend the Celebration Worship at 10:15 am.

Wednesday Night

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Starting at 5:00pm when our gym doors open, students begin to gather for games and fellowship together. From 6:30pm until 7:30pm our students participate in worship, God’s Word and small groups.

Game time includes both physical and mental games.  At 6:30pm students transition into the Neos Big Room for a time of worship and God’s Word.  Our small groups begin at 7:10pm and are split up by gender with adults who help facilitate a time of discussion. It is our desire that this time fosters relationships that span generations.

The focus of Wednesday nights is to be an entry point into the youth group and the church as whole, but also a place where students can group deeper in their relationships with Christ and others. To receive a weekly email, describing in detail our emphasis for each Wednesday night, please email our Youth Ministries Administrative Assistant, Nicole Deppen at ndeppen@nfcn.org.


Nazarene Safe

We believe that prevention is the best protection and we focus our energies on intentionally addressing this need. All teens are led by leaders and volunteer staff who are trained in our safety policies and procedures. Everyone working with teens submits to a criminal background check. All teen leaders work in teams, never alone. We are committed to protecting the most vulnerable among us. NazareneSafe includes a five step safety system:
  1. Awareness Raising
  2. Staff and Volunteer Screening
  3. Policies, Procedures, and Practices
  4. Accountability: Monitoring and Oversight
  5. Reporting and Responding
Please visit www.nazarenesafe.org to read more about the Church of the Nazarene’s ministry “Nazarene Safe”.

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