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Arlington Heights | Students

We give our students a strong Biblical foundation of faith that will prepare them to face the many challenges of life. When you visit, you’ll be warmly welcomed and included right away. Our leaders are screened and trained volunteers who love working with teenagers! Each of them has a passion for the Gospel and a love for developing the next generation. 

When We Meet

Sundays, 9:30 a.m. 

  • Join us in the Student Ministries Center for Middle School and High School Sunday School.
  • Sunday School will resume in the fall on September 11, location TBD.

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Middle School - 6th to 8th grade
  • High School - 9th to 12th grade

Join us this summer for Summer Youth Group on Wednesday nights in June and July from 7 to 8:30 p.m.! Summer Youth Group is for students who have completed grades 6 to 12.


Upcoming Events:

Challenge Conference

This summer, The Orchard Student Ministries will be headed to the Challenge Conference in Kansas City, Missouri! Challenge will take place July 2 - 8, 2022 and is for 2022-2023 High School students and graduated Seniors of the Class of 2022. Register here. To learn more about the Challenge Conference, visit their website here.

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Albin Sterneman, Pastor of Student Ministries, 224.764.4014


How many students attend?

We have around 75 Middle School and 75 High School students on a typical night of youth group. 

What does a typical youth group night look like?

A typical youth group night includes Bible teaching, singing, small group discussion, games and snacks. It's a great balance of fun activities, relational growth and spiritual depth. 

What group and leaders will my child be with?

Students are divided into small groups by grade and gender. Each group has a minimum of two screened adult volunteers.