Youth

At Summit Ridge Church, we don't believe that the youth are merely the future of the church, but active, vital parts of the body of the Church right now.

Youth Group is an event that focuses on the outreach and connection of Christ to students, whether they grew up in church or this is their first time setting foot in a church. Youth finally have a place in Vegas to enjoy many activities chosen by students for students.
Our ministry follows a model focused on discipleship and community. Each student who shows up to youth is placed in a small group environment at the end of the night, after games, worship, and a gospel focused message.

Small Groups focus on the discipleship and development of godly character in the lifelong journey of growing into the people that God designed us to be.   Summit Youth has a group of phenomenal, qualified leaders who love to invest in the church's students, forming strong mentoring relationships essential to effective spiritual maturity. And if you're wondering, yes, we do go to camp every year!

Youth Group meets from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Sunday nights.

Want more information?
E-mail: youth@summitridgechurch.org

Youth Schedule:
Youth Group, Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Meet our New Youth Pastor

Get to know our new Youth Pastor, Jeremy Cooper, with a little Q&A:

What is your heart for ministry?
  • First thing, before ministry, I love the Lord and want to know Him better. As I know Him better, I want to share Him. This has always been my drive to discipleship and evangelism and was what drove me to seminary.
  • It’s been my greatest joy since coming to Christ ~17 years ago to pour my energy into souls, lives, discipleship, and study of the Word. Since getting equipped in seminary early in that life of faith, preaching and teaching have been a special way for me to worship God.
 Do you have any experience with youth ministry?
  • I do! I immersed in youth ministry while I was still in seminary. I met kids then as Jr High and high school students who I have discipled through the years into career life, marriage and starting families. I’ve had quite a bit of opportunity to preach the weekly youth night, teach Sunday school, lead small groups, even to coordinate and preach camps.

What is your aim for youth ministry?
  • In broad terms, my aim is to foster and create places and moments where saints can be fed good spiritual food, counseled through all that life brings, where discipleship happens life-on-life in the sacred and mundane. I want to teach from the Word and help students become familiar with their Bibles. I want to help them integrate into the whole of the church and develop a mature faith that replicates.
  • My interaction isn’t just with the youth, though. I aim to disciple the youth staff and come alongside parents in any ways I can to help with their difficult roles.

What are the first things you need to tackle?
  • We have a great devoted staff that loves the students, and a solid framework for the equipping and relationships and worship and fun that we want to enjoy. This is so encouraging to see!
  • My first weeks will be a lot of prayerful thinking and planning to hear the Lord’s leading. I’m new to the group. I know where I want to take it but crave His guidance in how to get it there.

Do you have any Summer plans?
  • Camp! I have seen students meet God in special ways -- camp “mountain top experiences”. Breakout times after teaching sessions at camp are just the best! The more bonded to our staff they feel and the better our staff are at asking the right questions and truly hearing the kids, the richer the times can be. We are making the best of our few weeks until camp to drive those goals.

How can we help?
  • If you are a parent, please come get to know me! I will try chasing you down awkwardly in the parking lot but it’s easier when you come to me. This is a parent-friendly ministry. I want to hear your insights and stories from home, and I want to be available to pray with you, to lay Scripture open with you. I am here as a resource for you.
  • Put me and my family in your PrayerMate app or on an index card at your dinner table or set a reminder on your calendar for Tuesday afternoons, or whatever you have to do, to please please pray for our sustaining joy in the Lord. Pray for our staff, for their energy and joy and growth in ministry. Pray if you have an inkling that this might be a place God would use you that He make it clear, and then come talk to me :)
  • I know that some nights you will not feel like it and things get hard and the thought of getting your kid fed early and to the church or someone’s house sounds like a lot of work, but I encourage you to push through it, even when they don’t want to go. The word of God does not return to Him void; it accomplishes what He intends. My preaching always aims to hold God out as the greatest joy, full of unrivaled spiritual beauty; and I always aim for the heart so that students clearly know where they stand with God.