high school

"Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.  In all your ways, commit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5

Graceland Student Ministries exist to help students KNOW God, GROW in relationship with Him and each other, and to GO serve others in Jesus’ name.

Graceland Student Ministries for middle and high school students provides a place where students can find and be in the presence of God's grace. Our middle school youth group for students in 7th and 8th grades meets Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30–8:00pm in the Youth Space. Our high school youth group for students in 9th through 12th grades meets Wednesday nights during the school year from 7:30–9:00pm in the Youth Space. Students enjoy fellowship, messages from the Bible geared toward students, games, snacks, and worship. On the first Wednesday of the month, middle and high school students meet together from 7:00–8:30pm.

Cocoa & Conversation offers a great chance to connect with other teens who are seeking to know more about God while enjoying hot cocoa and hanging out with some great adult mentors. Cocoa & Conversation meets on Sundays from 8:45–9:45am in the Youth Space and is designed for students in seventh through twelfth grades.

The Confirmation Journey is our primary discipleship opportunity, which allows students a chance to dig into the Bible, ask deep questions, and wrestle with what it means to have a personal faith, all while in a safe environment. This year's journey begins February 5 and culminates at the end of April with Confirmation (Student Ministries) Sunday, April 30, 2017. At the end of Confirmation Journey, students may choose to formally confirm their faith in Jesus Christ as well as become members of the church.

Middle school and high school students can also connect with each other and God on their very own Winter Retreats each year.  

Our Summer 2017 Student Ministries Mission Trip this June will serve the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Stay connected with our texting service. Here's how to sign up:  Middle School Graceland  High School Graceland


                 FPC of Waunakee has been named by the Lilly Foundation as
                 one of only 50 “Exemplary Youth Ministry Churches in America."



Ezrah Schmeelk
Director of Student Ministries



Director of Student Ministries Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities