We strive to implement this mission into our students lives through
3 critical elements of Vertical programming.
Consists of weekly worship, relevant teaching, and small groups led by incredible church volunteers. This weekly program is held on each of our Aurora, Crystal Lake, Elgin, and Rolling Meadows Campuses.
This is an element of the weekly program, but it is so pivotal in our strategy in connecting students to our mission. Half of our program each night is students gathering in groups based on age and gender, where they seek to implement the mission and grow closer to their mentors and friends. It’s a place where they belong regardless of how they behave or what they believe. All are welcome.
Our two flagship events, Wakeup conference and Camp Harvest happen once a year. Wakeup Conference happens in the winter, with special guest speakers and artists. Camp Harvest happens over the summer and serves as the catapult into our fall ministry year. Throughout the year you might find other events like Ultimate pumpkin punch, Friendsgiving, Spring break mission trips and many more.
High School Day Trip:
Oak Street Beach // Tuesday, August 2nd
Elgin- Big Timber Station
Train departs at 8:22 am
Train returns at 5:08 pm
Rolling Meadows- Arlington Park Station
Train departs at 9:16 am
Train returns at 4:32 pm
Crystal Lake -Pingree Road Station
Train departs at 8:45 am
Train returns at 5:05 pm
Aurora- Aurora Metra Station
Train departs at 9:04 am
Train returns at 4:35 pm
*bring $20 for train ticket + lunch
Junior High Day Trip:
Raging Waves Waterpark // Thursday, August 4th
Buses depart from Rolling Meadows or Elgin at 8:30 am & return at 5 pm
*cost is $60
Every wednesday night at 7 pm!
Week Two September 16
Week Three September 23
Week Four September 30