Welcome to Vertical Students.
Our passion is to see middle and high school students living Greater. This is not a story of self-fulfillment, popularity, or success. Greater is a story of the glory of God, and the way His grace changes us. A greater life means a life more focused on Jesus. A life centered on His changing power. A life focused on leading others with eternity in mind. A life about sacrificing what we think is important for what God says is greater.
Teenagers have so much to offer their communities in light of how God has gifted them, and at Vertical Students, we want to see that potential unlocked. Through our five pillars of community, character, servanthood, leadership, and fun, we shape a youth group experience around the individual needs of students in a variety of contexts. Our students represent several different schools from public to private to home-based. They are athletes, artists, influencers, and learners. They are students who desire to learn what it means to live the Vertical Life- a life where they acknowledge God as greatest.
This year our meetings will be held at the Osseo Education Center as part of our new Vertical Wednesdays. In an effort to simplify transportation for parents, our Middle School youth group (6-8 grade) and High School youth group (9-12 grade) will be meeting at the same time and place but will have separate programming! The typical night at Vertical Students consists of some social time, a game, musical worship led by Garrett and our team of students, a message from Pastor DJ, and time for the students to reflect in small groups.
We’re looking forward to what God will do in another amazing year at Vertical Students- let’s pray together for Greater passion, Greater community, and Greater joy in Him!
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