Welcome to Genesis!

Student Ministries welcomes all incoming 6th graders (2015-2016) to our Genesis program. Genesis is not only for middle schoolers - we want families to be involved in partnering with us to guide students through their middle school years. We will be hosting several transition events this spring and summer so that you can get to know the student ministries team.

Welcome to Genesis 6th Grade Family Picnic

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Incoming 6th graders and their families are invited to share a meal with their middle school youth pastors at each of the campuses. During this event, we will provide information about the weekly Genesis ministry, go over the summer calendar of events and have some fun participating in team building games to kick off the summer!

Student ministries will provide a main dish and beverages.  Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share in a disposable container as follows:

  • Last name A - G, please bring a salad
  • Last name H - M, please bring a side dish
  • Last name N - Z, please bring a dessert

There is no cost to attend this event, but you must register to attend the Welcome to Genesis 6th Grade Family Picnic.

Please click HERE to register.

St. Charles Campus - Meet in The Hub

Blackberry Creek Campus - Meet in the gym

Dekalb Campus - Meet in the activity room

Bartlett Campus - Meet in the auditorium

Wacky Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Raging Waves Trip (all campuses)

Come join us for our first Wacky Wednesday this summer on Wednesday, June 10, 2015! We will be taking students from our St. Charles, Blackberry Creek and DeKalb campuses to Raging Waves in Yorkville, Illinois for a day of swimming and fun in the sun! Registered Bartlett campus students will check in at the St. Charles campus. This event requires pre-registration and the cost is $39.00. The cost includes admission to the water park and a meal ticket for lunch. For more information about Raging Waves, click HERE.

Registration ends on Friday, May 29, 2015. To register for this event, click HERE.

10:00am Check-in at St. Charles* and DeKalb Campuses

10:30am Check-in at Blackberry Creek

4:00pm Return to Blackberry Creek Campus

5:00pm Return to St. Charles and DeKalb Campuses

*Bartlett Students will check-in at St. Charles

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Nerf Wars (St. Charles Campus and Bartlett Campus) 6:30 - 8:30pm

Our annual Nerf Wars are back! Bring your Nerf Guns and your friends!  We will be having an awesome time at both the St. Charles and Bartlett Campuses. No registration required! Just show up with your friends for a huge Nerf war extravaganza! Limited extra Nerf guns will be available to borrow. First come, first served!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - Laser Tag (Dekalb Campus) 6:00 - 8:00pm

Middle Schoolers!! Join us on July 15th from 6-8pm at the DeKalb Campus for some laser tag fun! No pre-registration, no cost! Just bring lots of energy and a friend! The Rain Room will also be open during this times with games throughout. See you there!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - Laser Tag (Blackberry Creek Campus) 6:00 - 8:00pm

We are going to turn the church into a HUGE game of Laser Tag! The event is from 6-8pm.  There is no registration or cost to attend this event. Bring your friends for an evening of fun!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

More information will be posted closer to the event.

Genesis Begins Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our Wednesday night Genesis program begins at 6:30pm! Each week middle school students gather together for Genesis at each of our four campuses - St. Charles, Blackberry Creek, DeKalb and Bartlett. There is no pre-registration and you can jump into the program at any time. Genesis consists of a social time, weekly interactive teaching, games, worship and small group time.  Students are assigned to a small group their first night in the program.

Parents can click HERE to find out all about Genesis and find the weekly teachings on our Genesis Parents page.  We also have middle school bible reading plan links available on the same page.

For more information, please contact:

St. Charles: Angela Davis at

Dekalb: Jen McGraw at 

Blackberry Creek: Deb Lukazewski at

Bartlett Campus: Bob Timm at