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New City Students

Our student ministry exists to challenge middle school students (grades 6th-8th)  and high school students (grades 9th-12th) to walk in a faith of their own. We do this by encouraging them to CONNECT with Jesus and with one another in community, GROW through discipleship under godly men and women who invest in their lives, and to GO into their schools, neighborhoods, and all of life serving others and sharing the gospel. Our heart and prayer is for our students to live life to the fullest, sustained and empowered by the truth of gospel and their relationship with Jesus Christ!

What Do New City Students Do?

Our Sunday morning class provides our students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible, spark their interest in theology, and to grow in their knowledge and love of God.

This class is intended for Middle School and High School students, and it is held on Sundays from 9:30-10:15 a.m., following New City’s general sunday school schedule.

Every Sunday night from 6-7:30 p.m., our students gather at Pastor Luchenbill’s house to worship God and be challenged in their relationship with Jesus. Impact is a great time of games, worship, teaching, and discipleship groups led by godly men and women who understand the value of life-on-life relationships and are determined to invest in the next generation.

On Friday Nights throughout the year our students gather for an evening of building relationships and fun! This is a great opportunity to invite friends, make new friends, and to grow in community. These activities require registration. Please register on Church Center.

Each year we have a Fall Retreat, Winter Retreat, and a Summer Conference. These are great times to get away, have fun, and challenge students to think deeply about their hearts, lives, and relationships, in light of biblical teaching.

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New City Students is lead by New City’s Pastor of Family & Student Ministries, Matt Luchenbill. For more information and/or questions regarding New City Students’ philosophy of ministry, teaching content, and gatherings, please feel free to contact Matt directly at