Real Life Students (RLS)
RLS is the place to be for any middle or high schooler located in Northwest Indiana. Every week we gather for open gym, cafe time, worship, games, and conversations designed specifically to help students navigate life. RLS also hosts tons of special events throughout the year.
Adults make the difference
Adults make the difference in the life of a student. Think back to your years as a student. If you had an adult invest in you, you know what a difference it made in who you are today. If you didn’t, even now you feel like maybe you missed out. A group of caring, passionate adults who want to mentor students will quite literally change the next generation. Join the team!
What to expect on a Sunday Morning
Students can arrive at 10:45 AM for hang-out time, followed by a relevant experience starting at 11 AM. The whole morning is geared just for them and includes fun weekly events and conversation starters that are designed to keep them talking at home. As a part of the experience, they meet in an assigned small group to participate in activities & discussion created to help them learn to know and love God.
*Parents: Small groups are organized by grade and gender and are led by one of our youth staff members who have undergone training and our interview process.
RLSM Middle School Events
Throughout the year, students participate in special events like Family Thanksgiving, Christmas Party, Retreats, and Summer Mission Trip.
*Some events require online registration (communicated to students) and/or additional forms like the RLS Medical Release Form. These forms are available anytime for our parent’s convenience under Parent Resources below.
What to expect on a Sunday afternoon
High Schoolers can arrive at 6:30 PM for open gym and a chance to catch up with friends. The High School experience complete with relevant conversation just for them, starts at 7 PM and ends at 8 PM.
Weekly House Group
RLS Life Group is focused on building relationships with one another while growing deeper in conversation about the sermon to challenge them in their walk of faith. It’s where you can be you, connect to other students following Jesus and support one another. For many of our students, it’s the highlight of their week.
Please contact Reed Sapp at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get plugged in to Life Group.
RLS High School Events
We work hard to host great events throughout the year for our High School Students. They not only provide an avenue of fun for our students, but also provide a great opportunity to invite their friends.
*Some events require online registration (communicated to students) and/or additional forms such as our Medical Release Form. These forms are available throughout the year for our parent’s convenience under “Parent Resources” below.