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


March 1 – 2, 2019 // ResLife Grandville

OneHeart Conference is a power-packed weekend full of connection, excitement, and encounters with God. It is a place where 7th – 12th grade students come from across the state to build relationships, become equipped, and be inspired to bring the reality of the Kingdom of Heaven into every realm of society. Get all the info and register today at!


Volunteer Registration: It takes over 100 volunteers for OneHeart to happen each year! We are in need of volunteers to lead small group, help run activities, registration, hospitality, and crew.



3rd Sunday of the 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.



1st Wednesday of the Month // 6:30 pm // Ground Floor

Every first Wednesday of the month we like to throw a party in the youth, including free food, games, and prizes, along with worship and a powerful message. Invite some friends and join us! Doors open at 6 pm and we hang out late together.



Every Wednesday // 3 pm // Ground Floor

If your student is looking for a safe place to hangout, do some homework, and be with friends before our Wednesday night service, the Ground Floor is open to them! We have activities set up throughout the room and snacks and pizza are available for purchase. This is open to any students in 7th-12th grade and it transitions into our weekly Youth service at 6:30 pm.



2nd Wednesday of the Month // 3:30 pm // Ground Floor Mezzanine

This is a time and place for students to be encouraged and equipped in impacting their schools with the Kingdom of Heaven. We believe that our students are world changers and are making a huge difference in their families, schools, and communities. We are excited to partner with them and give them a space to connect with other peers that have the same heart and mission. Snacks are provided and there is pizza available for purchase as part of our weekly After School Hangout (3 pm-service time). This group is open to any students in 7th-12th grade and is facilitated by our ResLife Youth Staff.


Jake Blauwkamp

Student Ministries & Access 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.

The Access Discipleship program is designed to activate young people into the God given purpose for their life.


Discipleship 1.0 // Nine-Month Program // Sept. 10 – May 13, 2019 // Mondays 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Discipleship 2.0 // Nine-Month Program //Sept. 10 – May 13, 2019

The 2.0 program is available for those who are interested in getting ministry experience. It offers an opportunity to work with Junior High, Senior High, or Young Adult Ministries. You will be equipped to lead yourself, be a minister of the Gospel, develop and grow volunteer teams, and much more. Members of the 2.0 program will have direct mentorship from the ResLife Generations Staff and will walk alongside them to serve the people in the ministry. Junior and Senior High 2.0 students will be required to come in on Wednesdays for their additional experience and serve with the coordinating ministry. Young Adult 2.0 students will be required to come in on Thursdays.



Discipleship Program
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 program. We will then work with you to accomplish and pursue the dreams that God lays in your heart.


The nine-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: $800 (if paid by Aug. 10, 2018) • $1,000 (if paid after after Aug. 10, 2018)
The cost includes all of the books and curriculum for the nine-month program as well as trips, a conference, and other experiences.




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