The AFCNAZYTH is for any 6th through 12th grade student.

We believe that worship should be fun, engaging, and relational. We believe that worship is the posture of our hearts to live out our relationship with God and seek to worship God in every area of our lives. Each time we gather play games, worship together, interact with God’s Word, and dive deep in small groups.

We are excited to see how students are growing in their relationship with God, each other, and their community. We believe that there is no Junior Jesus and that students are the church of right now. We invite you to come hang out with us, grow together, and reach our community!

2024 is here!  We host midweek youth gatherings nearly every  Wednesday throughout the semester @ 6:15 PM.  This is a time of fellowship, activities, worship, and connection!


‘Unleash Jesus’ is a youth series designed to coincide with the all-church theme of unleashing Jesus over everything in 2024!  There are so many areas that students struggle to give over to Jesus: fears, failures, identity, and so many others… but Scripture is CLEAR!  Jesus is the only solution to our brokenness.  Each week, Pastor Joey will delve into a new area that we could all allow Jesus to take control over.

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Joey Claus

Pastor to Students & Young Adults

Saturday, March 23 @ 5 PM

Cost: $3

We are having a roller skate party and YOU are invited.  Have fun with everyone at the Anderson Roll Arena for a time to skate and win awesome door prizes!

Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:15 PM

Cost: Free!

Join us for a special Holy Week Youth Service that focuses on the journey Jesus took beginning on Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter.

Wednesday, April 17 @ 6:15 PM

Cost: Free!

As part of the lesson series, we will be pausing for a game night to test how smart and strong students are – with the hopes to win awesome prizes!

Friday, April 26

Cost: TBD

From sensational artist, For King and Country, is a new film about their early days growing up as migrants to America.  It is said to be one of the most anticipated new films of 2024 – the youth group will be going on opening night to watch it!

Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:15 PM

Cost: Free!

To close out the semester, we will be celebrating by hosting a variety show that students can participate in! More details to be announced in the coming days – but this one is filled with surprises. This will close out midweek gatherings for the spring.

Thursday, May 16 – Saturday, May 18

Cost: TBD

For those who qualify in February’s event, the opportunity will be given to travel to the campus of Olivet Nazarene University to compete against districts from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin in hopes to bring him the ultimate trophy!

Sunday, June 2 in all services

Mark your calendars for graduation and promotion Sunday – a Sunday where AFCNAZYTH takes over the church!  We will celebrate our outgoing seniors and welcome in our incoming 6th graders!

Wednesdays this Summer

To connect throughout the summer, Pastor Joey and Stacie are hosting Summer Nights – a simple night of connection with students and their families.  More details to come in the next couple of months.

Monday, June 24-Thursday, June 27

Back by popular demand, Destination Unknown is a summer activity where students don’t exactly know what they will be doing each day! More to be announced about this soon.