Youth Ministry

7th – 12th Grade

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The youth ministry of Resurrection Life Church exists to develop totally committed followers of Jesus Christ to reach the world. We do this through weekly services that include worship, biblical teaching and community and also through small groups that meet throughout the week. If you or someone you know is in 7th-12th grade, come out and join us for service! We would love to get to know you!

Weekly Services


Wednesdays 6:30 pm

7th-12th Grade – In the Ground Floor


Sundays 9:30 am

7th-8th Grade – In the Ground Floor 

9th-12th Grade – In the Zone (Room 466) 


Sundays 11:30 am

7th-8th Grade – In the Ground Floor 

9th-12th Grade – In the Worship Center

High School Pancake Breakast

3rd Sunday Each Month // 9 am // Room 466

Join us for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast before our 9:30 am Sunday service! Invite some friends for free food and community time.


First Wednesdays: Student Takeover

March 7 // 6 pm // Ground Floor

Every first Wednesday of the month we like to throw a party in the youth. Invite some friends and join us as your peers lead the service this night in March! Doors open at 6pm in the Ground Floor and we’re hanging out late together. The gym will be open after service for volleyball and basketball and we’ll have games and hangout space in the Ground Floor.


First Wednesdays: StayBreak

April 4 // 1 – 9 pm // ResLife Church

Stuck at home over Spring Break? Join us for StayBreak! It’s an afternoon of fun activities with your friends for only $10. We pack out the church with Bubble Soccer, Archery Tag, Nerf Battle, Jousting, Gaga Ball, Nine-Square and more! Snacks and dinner are provided and the event closes out with our weekly Youth Service at 6:30pm. Registration is required. Click here to register! 
Jr. High Camp

July 8 – 12 // Eagle Village Camp

Junior High Camp is for students entering 7th – 9th grade in the fall of 2018. Camper registration is open now! Take advantage of early-bird pricing.


Jake Blauwkamp

Student Ministries & Access Pastor

Tim Gilleo

Student Ministries Pastor

Young Adults Ministry


Access is the young adult ministry of ResLife. Join us every Thursday at 7 pm in the Ground Floor.

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Jake Blauwkamp


Nick Mayo


Tiffany Mauer

Our goal is to develop totally committed followers of Jesus Christ to reach the world.



We believe that the love of God changes everything. When a person realizes for themselves how much value their life has, transformation begins. All of humanity is longing for an encounter with the love of God. Our desire is to create an atmosphere where people from any background can experience the life transformational power of an encounter with The Living God.



A true encounter with the love of God draws us into community with others. Godly friendships are a key ingredient to healthy spiritual growth. Our desire is to promote and lead people into authentic Christ centered community.



The Kingdom of God is not located in a building. Jesus demonstrated the Kingdom was located wherever He went. The saints (all believers) have the authority and ability to bring the Kingdom of God to all circumstances. One of our strongest passions is to see a generation of people who understand that Christianity is to be taken with them wherever they go. Revival in the world starts when believers have a transformational revelation that they take Christ with them to their jobs, schools, families, neighborhoods and everywhere else they are located.


One of our strongest convictions is that God still talks to His children today. We are committed to equipping believers through teaching, workshops and conferences on how to hear and discern the voice of God.

July 14 – 20, 2018

We will be taking a group of Access attendees to Montana for our annual leadership trip. We will be going to Two Moose Ranch in Twin Bridges, Montana. On the trip we will be focusing on presenting opportunities for you to slow down and really connect with the Holy Spirit. Some of the opportunities will be at the ranch and others will be on the go, in the mountains, on the shores of beautiful lakes and rivers, and underneath the stars of the clear Montana sky. Click here for more details and registration.

The Access Discipleship program is designed to activate young people into the God given purpose for their life.
Eight-Month Program// Jan. 8 – Aug. 27, 2018 // Mondays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Phase 1 – “Made to Make a Difference”
You will be discovering your strengths, gifts, talents and mission statement for your life. This phase is designed to challenge the way you perceive the Kingdom of God as well as the role you play in it.


Phase 2 – “Free to Make a Difference”
During this time you will be stepping into what it looks like to be a son or daughter of God, to hear and listen to the voice of God, as well as learn how to be a minister of Jesus Christ.


Phase 3 – “Make a Difference”
We will be evaluating your strengths, gifts and talents and will have a purposeful time of dreaming with God. What does it practically look like for you to become the person that God has created you to be? You will be setting short term and long term goals that are tailored specifically to what you discovered about yourself earlier in the year. We will then work with you to accomplish and pursue the dreams that God lays in your heart.


The eight month program is designed to catapult young people into a their future with God with clear direction, vision and identity. Our passion is to release people to become the person that God has called them to be in this life.


Cost: $300
The cost includes all of the books and curriculum for the eight month program as well as a once a month lunch with different ministry and business leaders from the Grand Rapids area.




*Payment is due upon acceptance into the program.
*Not all applicants will be accepted.