How We're Handling COVID-19

Social Media

@ ShieldStuMin
Instagram and Facebook are good places for students to keep updated. We share pictures  of events and some updates of what's coming up.  These are great for students because they can share our posts with their friends and evangelize by using the platform!

Email Updates

Outdoor Hangout

Contact Connor to get added
You can text or email Connor to have yourself added to our weekly email chain! The emails provide updates of what is coming up in the youth ministry.  We also try use this avenue to share pictures with parents from events, so you definitely want to get added to this list!
Sundays at 6:00 pm
The church has been hosting a Sunday night outdoor service at 7:00pm. We decided that as a way to get together, we'd start invite the youth to come at 6:00 and hangout around the fire before service! We bring the s'mores, you just need to bring a lawn chair!

Sign Up For a Basket!

Our  basket raffle is still on and is coming up soon! We still are in need of a few donations to make this happen! If you are able and willing to donate one a basket or other item, that would help us tremendously! The button will take you to our signup sheet but if you have an idea that is not on the list, just shoot Connor an email! Thank you in advance!

What We Do Here

Shield Nights

Grades 6-12 meet  Sundays from 6:00-7:30 PM for our weekly program in the cafe and sanctuary.  Shield Nights consist of  food, teaching, games, and  groups!

Bible Study

Grades 6-12 meet on Sunday mornings during the 11:00am service in the youth room.  Papa Herr teaches straight outa the Bible and  we have Poptarts and hot chocolate!

Shield Leadership

The Leadership Team is a handful of our high schoolers who meet in seasons in order to plan the events for Shield.  They also lead weekly small groups and games at Shield Nights

Worship Team

The Youth Worship Team will be meeting every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:00 to practice and plan for worship nights in the fall where the youth will kickoff Shield Nights 

Meet the Team

Connor English

Director of Student Ministries
Connor is our fearless leader!  He serves as the director of Student Ministries for the church, attends all of our weekly events, and advocates for the youth to the larger church.  Connor has been leading in youth ministries since 2019 and loves helping students realize  their full potentials!

Momma and Pappa Herr

Bible Study Leader and Resident Momma
Lisa and Doug are incredibly important to the day-to-day of our ministry.  Doug leads the weekly Bible Study and Lisa is in our weekly leadership teams.  They also lead a Bible Study for Parents and help with Shield Nights every other week! The students love them and so do we!

Ashlynn Watson

Volunteer and Connor's Hot Fiancé
Ashlynn has been serving at Movement Church in Portage Lakes since her family planted it in 2008.  She currently serves as the KidMin Director and on the youth ministry team.  Her and Connor have been working together in Ministry since 2018! Ashlynn helps us out on Shield Nights!

Josh Masuoka

Our Token Millennial Volunteer
Josh helps us out with our weekly Bible Study on Sunday Mornings and on many of our Shield Nights! Josh brings an incredible energy to our team, and does everything from leading games to helping explain deep theological ideas in our  Bible Studies!

Michele and John Ross

"Confirmation Guy" and  Resident Momma
Michele and John are incremental parts of the youth ministry team! They do everything from being here twice a month for Shield Nights, helping with Shield Leadership, carting around our massive group when needed, and even helping with confirmation! 

Brett and Michelle Rabung

Incredible helpers and scary dodgeball player
Brett and Michelle are awesome additions to our team! Brett is the praise worship leader here at the church and Michelle helps out with just about every area she can! On our team, Brett and Michelle help us out on Shield Nights whenever we need the help! 

Social Media and Text Updates

Contact Us

This is the quickest and most officiant way to get ahold of a member of our team!