We are the next generation.

Connected. Personal. Invested.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

Our middle and high school students meet together on Wednesday nights at 7:00p for food, fun, student-led worship, pastoral teaching and age/gender specific small group discussion.
NEXT’s Student Ministry exists to partner with parents to raise up a generation of young people who know and love God, take ownership of their faith and disciple one another to reach the world for Jesus Christ.


6th – 12th graders


7:00p - 8:30p


2024 Cressman Rd Schwenksville, PA 19473

Student resources

We want to provide our students with everything they need to encourage spiritual engagement during the week!

What We're Currently Learning

We are in a series called All About Jesus.

We are carefully examining scripture looking at Old Testament stories and seeing how they point us directly to Jesus. By doing this, we are watching the beautiful story that God has written for us.

Our goal is to fall more in love with God’s Word and that it would lead us into a deeper relationship with him.

Book & Podcast Recommendations

  • Love Beyond Reason by John Ortberg
  • A Different College Experience by Brian Mills

  • Relatable with Allie Beth Stucky
  • Fight Hustle, End Hurry

Meet our leaders

We LOVE our leaders! Every leader is background-checked, loves Jesus and has a heart for teens. These qualifications are essential since these are the people who will be involved with your student for the next 6 or 7 years until they graduate out of student ministry.

The consistency and longevity with which they give of their time is amazing —we couldn’t do what we do without them.

Check out our leader spotlight below and get to know some of the men and women who will be spending time with your student every week!

Landon Riley

I am from Fort Smith, Arkansas!

FUN FACT: I cannot stand eating at Taco Bell...

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? I love watching students take their next steps. For some, that is coming to know Jesus. For others, it is beginning to read their Bibles or pray. This, to me, is the best part about Student Ministry.

Sherry Detweiler

I am from Souderton, PA!

FUN FACT: My favorite things are: God, family, people, dogs and horses

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? Sharing the gospel with the kids and helping them to grow in their faith walk.

Tara Lorah

I am from Tobyhanna, PA!

FUN FACT: My first word was “ciao.”

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? I LOVE CAMP! It’s the best week of the summer.

TJ Grant

I am from Frederick, PA!

FUN FACT: I am an avid outdoorsman.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? I love connecting with student’s and love sharing God's Word with them.

Jim Kahn

I am from Horsham, PA!

FUN FACT: I've been a singer/songwriter with a record that received local radio airplay.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? Carrying the truth, love and empowerment of Jesus into young hearts and minds under daily attack from the author of deception and confusion.

Shawn Berwager

I am from Hanover, PA!

FUN FACT: I'm ALL ABOUT SPORTS - playing & watching!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? Mentoring students and watching them grow in and go deeper with their faith.

Jenna Hoskinson

I am from Collegeville, PA!

FUN FACT: I’ve worked over 20 jobs in my life & I tend to work multiple jobs at once.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? I love helping my girls find Jesus for themselves.

Michael LaBella

I am from Norristown, PA!

FUN FACT: I love to sing!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? Listening to the challenges our students are facing and hopefully sharing how Christ can be at the center of their lives to help them!

Lindsey Rupert

I am from Schwenksville, PA!

FUN FACT: I’ve never tried a cup of coffee before.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? I love getting to watch previous students serve on the worship team as they grow older!

Lana Lindenmuth

I am from Limerick, PA!

FUN FACT: I've been skydiving!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT STUDENT MINISTRY? The opportunity to get to know our awesome kids and help encourage them to grow their relationship with Jesus.


What does my student do on Sundays?

We invite all our middle school and high school students to join the main service on Sundays. We don’t run separate services for those age groups because we believe that families are meant to worship and learn together!
What does a typical student night look like?

A typical youth group night looks like this:

6:30pDoors open! Grab food, hangout, play games
7:00pStudent-lead worship followed by teaching
8:00pAge and gender specific small group discussion

Group games/giveaway at the end!
How can I find out about updates?

Please follow us on social media and be sure you are on our text and email list! To be added to our text chain, text ‘NEXTstudents’ to 94000. If you are not receiving our emails, please let us know by emailing hannah@nextcc.org.
What if I can’t afford for my student to go on a trip?

Many of our events are free or very low-cost! However, we know that occasionally money for student activities is hard to find. It is our desire that money will never be the reason a student cannot participate in an activity.

Scholarship funds are available for legitimate needs. If your student needs financial help to participate in an event or activity, please call the church office to request assistance. We cannot fund all requests, but every effort will be made to accommodate legitimate needs.

How do I volunteer?

Our students need their church family to walk with them now more than ever. If you love Jesus and have a heart to invest in teenagers, student ministry is for you! Click the link below to inquire about volunteer opportunities in our ministry.