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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 Ministry Center for Middle School and High School Sunday School.

Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Before coming to Youth Group for the first time, please register.

Register here


Upcoming Events:

Winter Retreat

Winter Retreats 2022 at Camp Timber-lee will be spent hearing teaching from the Word, fellowshipping in small groups with our peers, and enjoying life together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Middle School Retreat: Friday, January 7 – Sunday, January 9.
High School Retreat: Friday, January 28 – Sunday, January 30. Register Here.

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 before February 28 to receive a discounted rate. 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.