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!

Fall is practically here!  We will launch midweek youth gatherings once again on Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:15 PM.  This will be a time of fellowship, activities, worship, and connection!


This series helps us see the many ways the disciples were like you and me: imperfect. Throughout the Gospels, we see them misunderstand Jesus, vie for power and position, doubt, fear, and fail in many other ways. And yet Jesus uses these disciples to spread his message and build his church. This is great news for us, because Jesus isn’t done using imperfect disciples! Even though we fail, he can still use us to spread his message and build his church today.

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Joey Claus

Pastor to Students & Young Adults

Friday, October 20th // 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The AFCNAZYTH are headed to Russell Farms for an evening of fall fun!  Students will enjoy a spooky corn maze, bonfire, and autumn weather!

Cost: $15

Wednesday, October 25th // 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

The biggest fall activity is back!  Teens are invited to join in on the 3rd annual pumpkin competition! Wear your favorite spooky (and appropriate) costume!

Cost: Free!

Friday, October 27th // 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

For anyone 16+, Night of the Living will be a worship experience unlike anything you have ever experienced. Antonio Marshall to speak.

Saturday, November 11th

The Anderson Community Chili Cook-Off is an outreach fundraiser sponsored by the youth department to help fund after-school programming for teens in the community.  More details on how to be involved and to register an entry will be available soon.

Cost: Not applicable

Wednesday, November 15 // 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

‘Gratitude’ is an evening of worship and reflection and we express our thanks for all the Lord has done.  Andy Dayton from Indianapolis First Church of the Nazarene will be speaking and Eric Billin & Co. will be leading worship. Friends from other churches have been invited to participate!

Cost: Free!

Friday, November 17th

The Collingsworth Family is bringing their ‘True Family Christmas’ Tour to AFC in time for the holidays and this concert is sponsored by the youth department.  This is an excellent way to give back to the church, which helps fund all of the activities we enjoy participating in. 

Cost: Free!

Wednesday, December 13th // 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM

To finish the semester, the teens will host a Christmas party filled with activities, sweet treats, a Christmas devotional, and so much more.

Cost: Free!

December 29th, 2023

Details have not yet been announced for this event.