Special Events

Youth Leaders
Eric Williams
Pastor of Youth Ministry, Eric leads our Junior and Senior High School ministries planning Sunday morning education, mid-week ministries during the school year, and summer ministries including mission trips and EFCA conferences. Eric is married to Amanda and father of Aden and Avery.

Hidden Acres is the EFCA central district summer camp. There is something for everyone so check out their website or contact Amanda Williams for more information. www.hacamps.org

Garner E Free Student Ministries

ELEVATE
Dates: Usually the 3rd weekend in September Location: Hidden Acres Christian Center in Dayton, Iowa (www.hacamps.org) Target: Ministry-Level High School Students Looking to Take the Next Step in Their Faith Journey with Jesus Christ.

Amanda Williams
Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant, Amanda takes charge of all the administrative duties. She enjoys spending time with Aden and Avery and also working with teenage girls on a one to one basis.

Approximate Cost: $55 per person

IMPACT
IMPACT is a High School only retreat that usually occurs on the last full weekend of December or the 1st full weekend of January every year. Registration materials are sent out by Nov. 1st. The conference runs from Friday night through Sunday noon in Des Moines. Compelling worship, amazing speakers and breakout sessions for all students.

The Crew
Josh and Brooke Banse

Approximate Cost: $125

Winter Blast
Winter Blast is a Junior High School only retreat that is held at Hidden Acres starting the last weekend in January. High energy rallies, great speakers mega snow challenges and lots of FUN!!!

Daniel Baxter

Approximate Cost: $80

Tell Us About You
Please let us know if you are interested in youth ministries by filling this out and dropping it in the youth box in the church lobby or mailing it to the church.

High School Ministry
Sunday Mornings:
is for 6th through 12th graders to come together weekly during the school year for Biblical instruction, singing, fellowship and prayer in the Youth Pastor’s room. The 9:00 am hour consistently provides a great environment to ask questions and look into scripture. Although our church does not offer confirmation this would be very close.

Middle School Ministry
Sunday Mornings:

Please check one of the following: I am a student and would like to receive mailings and texts about the following program:

is for 6th through 12th graders to come together weekly during the school year for Biblical instruction, singing, fellowship and prayer in the Youth Pastor’s room. The 9:00 am hour consistently provides a great environment to ask questions and look into scripture. Although our church does not offer confirmation this would be very close.

Middle School High School I would like more information on how I can serve in the Youth Ministries of Garner E-Free in the area of: Middle School High School Name: Address: Phone: Cell Phone: E-Mail:

Sunday Nights: 9th - 12th Grade
SOJOURN is for High School students to gather on Sunday nights at the Garner E-Free Church. This is where we cover a variety of topics. We make it relevant, engaging, and God centered. We meet at the Garner E-Free Church from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Sunday Nights: 6th-8th Grade
Meets every Sunday night at 6:00 pm. As students gather for singing, games, friendship, prayer and biblical lessons in life. This creative time is held at the Garner E-Free Church from 7:00-8:30p.m. challenges students to take Jesus seriously.

Mid-week:
Crave groups (small groups) meet every Wednesday, in various locations. These are student led and, meet to study the Bible, allow God to change their lives, and bring about accountability.

Our Mission:
Developing seeking students into fully devoted followers of Christ

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