The Uprising

Who We Are:  

We are students in grades 6-12

whom God is raising up to be sent out

to love and serve like Jesus.  

Youth Group

Every Wednesday night at 7:00 we get together for a youth worship service.  We spend the first part of our time worshiping with our youth band.  Then Pastor Julie or a guest speaker will share a message from the Bible.  These messages are meant to:  

               1) Help us get to know God

               2) Encourage us

               3) Give us the tools we need to love and serve like Jesus


Music is a huge part of who we are.  Our youth band is led by Andrew Perry.  Each week at The Uprising, Andrew and the band lead us in worship.  Singing and playing music helps us connect with God by focusing our hearts and minds on Him.  

If you're interested in joining the band, just let Andrew or Julie know!  Don't play an instrument?  No problem!  We can teach you!  Before you know it, you'll be on stage leading worship with the band!


We love finding new ways to serve our local community and our world!  Whether we are at home in Van Wert or in another country, we aim to fill real needs for real people!  


One of the highlights of our year is going on our Winter Retreat to Spring Hill Camp in Evart, Michigan.  This is an amazing experience where we go away for the weekend, get to know the people in our group, have a lot of fun, and have an incredible experience with God.  This camp is known for their amazing speakers and bands that have a way of speaking directly to your life.  This is an impactful spiritual experience for all who participate.  

On top of the spiritual experience, this camp offers so many activities that take advantage of the winter weather.  You can go tubing, on the zip line, painkilling, horseback riding, cross country skiing, swimming in the indoor pool, play basketball in the gym, and play in the broomball tournament.  There is something for everyone, even unlimited coffee and hot chocolate.


What's your idea of fun?  Concerts?  Laser Tag?  Bowling?  Board Games?  Frisbee?  Campfires?  We do all of that and more! You won't be bored with The Uprising!  Do you have a great idea for a new game or activity?  Tell Pastor Julie!  She loves planning new, fun activities for us!