We are the youth ministry of Koerner Heights Church. My name is DJ Toelle, and I am the youth pastor here. I'd like to formally introduce myself, and introduce you to KHCYOUTH, one of the most exciting places to be in the Newton area!
We are a group of 7-12 students, that meet weekly from 6:30-8:15 at the youth room (1800 W. 4th St) every Wednesday. We have students from 8 different area schools at KHCYOUTH, so come ready to see old friends, and make plenty of new ones! In fact, many students meet their best friends at youth group.
On a typical Wednesday night, we have a free meal, ranging from pizza to Chick Fil A! You can often find us playing Kahoots or other games for a while before we start! We move in to a time of worship lead by our worship team, then divide in to Junior high and High School for a short message. We talk about everything from current social issues like racism, depression and anxiety, relationships, to in-depth biblical studies. But, no matter what, it is always grounded in the Gospel Truth of Jesus Christ and His love and sacrifice for us. We then move in to small groups.
Small groups are age and gender specific groups where we take the message to "the next level". KHCYOUTH has an AMAZING team of leaders (all background checked) that are ready to care deeply for your student and welcome them every week! In small groups, we ask questions, talk about the hard moments of life and celebrate the great ones!
Even though we will care for your student, our desire is not to take your place as the parent. We instead aim to come along side of you, the parents, and help you raise a student with a faith that will last a life time! On this page, you'll find a few resources, links, calendar events and more to help aid you as you raise your student.