Welcome to Youth Ministry!

We would love for you to join us in one or all of the ministry opportunities we have available for
middle and high school students throughout the week.



Grades 6-8
Sunday Mornings, 9 a.m., 3rd Floor

We all want some place where we can be ourselves without fear, and that is especially true in middle school. Ascent is a place where you can just be YOU. On Sunday mornings, you can ask the hard questions, find the friends you can depend on, and discover how this “faith” thing matters for your life right now. Oh, we also have a party llama and video games. So, yeah, Ascent is awesome.



Grades 6-8
Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8 p.m.

Halfway through the school week, JAM is exactly what you need. Invite your friends, and come spend some time to let loose, go a little crazy, grow in your faith with a small group and learn through the weekly large group teaching. JAM is a perfect place to invite your friends who might never go to church on a Sunday where they can find a place to belong, have fun, and hear about Jesus for maybe the first time! Make Wednesday your new favorite day of the week by coming to JAM!



Grades 9-12
Sunday Evenings, 6-8 p.m.

Summit is a place where you can begin to discover how your story fits into God’s bigger story as you engage in teaching, small group discussion, and fun in community. It doesn’t matter where you are at personally, Summit is the family that you never knew you needed, and we can’t wait to see you there.

If you want to know what Summit is and can be for you, here is what other high schoolers say:

  • “Super Fun! I love going and seeing my friends and learning about God together!”
  • “A second family”
  • “It’s very welcoming and makes you feel loved”
  • “An open place to learn, develop relationships with people, while getting to know God”
  • “Summit is a wacky yet loving family that's united in Christ”
  • “You will never find a place anywhere else like it”.


For more information:

Have additional questions? Get in touch with Nick! 

Nick Beyer
Director of Youth Ministry
(847) 825-5507 x132




South Park Church
1330 S. Courtland Avenue | Park Ridge, IL 60068 | 847.825.5507