Youth Groups

MISSION: Countryside's ministry to children and youth is an inclusive community building lifelong Christians who gather together, grow in their faith, and go into the world.


  • Leadership: Preparing to be bold change-makers in the community
  • Acceptance: An inclusive community, welcoming all children and youth
  • Faith: Continually growing as a follower of Jesus
  • Grace: Loved and valued by God no matter what
  • Relationship: We have fun with friends while building respectful connections with self, peers, and adults.
  • Safety: We diligently attend to the physical and emotional safety of all who gather in our church community.

Youth participate in Illumin8, God Squad, mission trips, bell choirs, puppetry and so much more. Contact Rebecca Bowles, Youth Ministry Coordinator for more information -

Please take a look at the wonderful opportunities for youth & join us!

Youth Ministries

Sundays are fun days!


4:30pm: Bells 6th-12th

7:00pm: Youth Praise Band


5:00pm: All 6th-12th graders arrive

5:00pm: Dinner

5:30 pm: Lesson 

6:00 pm: Games

7:00 pm: Send off

Music & arts

Youth Praise Band:

The Youth Praise Band is a band that is run by youth. They decided the music they want to preform. Practice is every Sunday night .The band plays every 4th Sunday at the 9:30 am service.

Bell Choirs:

Countryside Ringers is our youth bell choir of 6-12 graders. They rehearse on Sunday afternoons in the bell room.


God Squad:

This is our ongoing youth service group that provides hands-on service in the community through a variety of means and places.

Community Garden:

Every spring our youth prepare and plant a garden in the church south lot. They water and care for the plants, and invite the community to enjoy the harvest!

Bibles & BBQ: During the summer, youth group meets at member homes to enjoy a casual Bible study and BBQ.

Mission in motion

Youth Mission Trips:

Countryside youth are committed to making this world a more beautiful and just place for God's creation to exist in. We are committed to mission at the local, national and international levels, and to developing leadership in our youth as they learn the importance of mission and service.

Our mission trips spend a week of hard work helping others in need. The final day of our trips are spent sight-seeing and doing other fun activities.

  • Hands in praise puppet ministry

    Hands in Praise is our award winning puppet ministry open to all youth grades 6-12. They meet on Sunday mornings. They schedule performances throughout the year as well as compete nationally once a year. Please join in the fun!

    We are currently looking for a leader for this group. If you are interested please talk to Rebecca Bowles.

  • Youth bell choirs

    Countryside Ringers, directed by Nicolas Carr, is Countryside's group of youth who enjoy the experience of ringing in a handbell ensemble. Playing handbells regularly throughout the year, our youth handbell ensemble brings excitement and drive to Sunday morning worship services. 

  • Youth mission trips

    Youth looking for an adventure will get that and more! Countryside Youth take mission trips at least once a year in the summer. This summer, all middle school students are invited to join the trip to Oklahoma City. The High School group will be heading to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. 

    Contact Rebecca Bowles, Youth Ministries Coordinator for details!