Northside Youth Ministry

Join us for class Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.

The Northside YG exists to provide a wecloming, fun, and loving environment that continues the spiritual development of our youth. We offer classes, small groups, service opportunities, and relationship-building activities for students in 6th–12th grades. These are often tailored for our specific middle school and high school ministries, but we enjoy a number of combined events as well.

We believe that God has gifted our young people to serve in many different ways starting right now. It is our goal to help them discover those gifts, and provide opportunities to serve others using these gifts. In doing so, they provide new life and energy to our Northside body, as well as learn how to be a healthy member of the body of Christ once they graduate from our ministry.

Come join us!

We believe the Bible is amazingly cool and invites us into a lifelong journey of discovery and transformation! We eagerly invite you to join us in this daily walk, as we seek to grow deeper in relationship with our creator.

During the school year we offer Sunday morning classes, Sunday evening small groups, and Wednesday gatherings. During the summer we have a full calendar of activities including bible studies, local outings, service opportunities, camps, an Austin mission trip, and Wilderness Trek.

Stay connected

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Text YG to (210) 934-1121.

Meeting times

Sunday Class: 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Sunday Chill: select Sundays, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Wednesday Gathering: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Current Series

Have you ever seen one of those random acts of kindness that tend to trend online? Maybe someone gives a stranger an envelope full of cash or the keys to a free car. Maybe they pay off all their bills or cover their college tuition. While these moments of “over the top” generosity can be inspiring, they’re not things most of us will ever be in a position to give away.

In our November series, we’ll see what the book of 1 Thessalonians shows us about loving others through what we can give. We’ll discover how to make a big difference by being generous with our time, by sharing the good news, by caring for each other, and being generous with our encouragement.

Join us upstairs on Sunday morning for middle school and high school classes.

Getting Ready for Summer 2024!

We have some favorites returning next summer, plus some brand new surprises to get excited about! Check out the video for all the information on MS Serve Camp, HS Mission: Mystery, Camp 51 and more.

Upcoming events

Sunday Chill: November 5, 19 & December 3

Christmas Party: December 17

Loaves & Fishes: December 31

HS Retreat: January 19-21, 2024

SoulLink: February 23-25, 2024

For more details, visit


Our youth ministry is full of passionate volunteers that have a genuine desire to share the love of Jesus. If you want to serve in the Northside YG we have a place for you! We need volunteers to help with teaching, cooking, transportation, hosting, small groups, and more. Fill out this form and we will contact you the next time we have a need that you can help with!


Ben Crain

Youth and Young Adults Minister

Ben Crain began serving as the interim Youth Minister in August 2020, and became the full-time minister in January 2021. After a long career in Retail Management, Ben is thrilled to be working in full-time ministry, alongside the youth of Northside. Ben has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting/Drawing from Abilene Christian University. He loves incorporating his passion for art and all things visual, into his teaching of God’s word. His other interests, like Star Wars, Marvel, Disney, hiking, sports, and eating, help connect him to the youth group. Or, as some like to say, he doesn’t act or talk like someone his age. Ben takes this as a compliment. He sees the young people of Northside as a mission field, and feels called to share the love of Jesus with them, in the hope they will choose to follow Jesus and be blessed all of their days. He and his wife Rachel, have been married 21 years, and enjoy living in Bulverde with their two dogs.