Northside Youth Ministry

Join us for class Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

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The Northside YG exists to provide a safe, 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.

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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, and Wilderness Trek.

Stay connected

For the most up-to-date info, sign up for our Remind messages:

Text @a2938g to (801) 762-8130.

Meeting times

Sunday Class: 10:30–11:30 a.m.

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

Wednesday Gathering: 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Current Series



“Family” is a concept understood all over the world, in every country, culture, and language, but no two families are the same. We all have our unique family structures, quirks, traditions, values, problems, and dysfunctions. It’s not always easy to love our families (or even like them sometimes), but the Bible is full of guidance on how to love each other well — we just have to be willing to apply that at home. In this 4-week series, we’ll take a look at some of the lessons learned by Jesus-followers in the early days of the church, because learning how to be part of God’s family might help us learn how to be part of our own families. In God’s family, we support each other, pray for each other, reconcile with each other, and love each other.

Tip of the month

You wear a lot of hats as a parent.You’ve probably been a driver, chaperone, friend, bank, campfire starter, uniform washer, and emergency room nurse over the years. You do a lot of fun, unique, and unexpected things, but you mean so much more than the long list of tasks that you accomplish! You are so much more than a babysitter or a chaperone and we love doing ministry alongside you!

Upcoming events

Camp Bandina: July 10-16, Bus Transportation departs Northside at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 10

Awesome Adventure Thursday: July 21, 9:30 – 3:30 pm, Float Trip New Braunfels: Sign Up Here!

Sunday Thrill: July 24, 6:00 -8:00 pm, at Timberwood Park Clubhouse

LeaderTreks Austin Mission Trip: June 31 – August 6, Van departs Northside at 1:30 pm on Sunday, July 31

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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!

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Ben Crain

Youth 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 19 years, and enjoy living in Bulverde with their two dogs.