High school students are forced to walk a tightrope – they are expected to be adults and be “kids” at the same time. As someone has said, “We tell students to act their age and then get upset with them when they do.” If middle school is marked with changes, high school could almost be defined by it.

Our hope, as a ministry, is to help students walk that tightrope and to discover what it means to follow Jesus during this time in their lives. We want our students to see that Jesus is relevant to their lives and satisfies them at this time, and not just when they are younger…or older. We believe that high school students can become fully devoted followers of Christ, here and now, and can reach their peers with the good news of Jesus Christ.



The B.R.A.N.C.H. (Wednesday Nights) / 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. / Room 100A
Our Wednesday night gatherings typically include the following: some time for students to connect with one another, a game or two, a creative response to God and His love for us, and a biblically-based lesson relevant to the lives and world of students.

Active Word (Sunday Mornings) / 9:00 a.m. / Room 100A
Active Word is all about helping our students discover how our faith applies to our daily lives. We focus on studying the Bible together, seeing how it is applicable to our world, culture and current events. This is an awesome opportunity for our students to have a safe place to talk about Jesus, faith and life. We meet in the youth room (room 100).

Ministry Contact

Brian Hall / brian.hall@crossroadsportland.com