Route 56

For Students in Grades 5 and 6

We know how fun, exciting, crazy, and confusing life can be for middle school students. We invest in the lives of fifth and sixth graders with the understanding of how important it is for them to have a relationship with Christ personally at this age. Route 56 is our ministry for students in Grades 5 and 6 and meets during regular services most times.

Grades 5 & 6

Route 56 is based on Colossians 2:2 and the desire for our students to grow in their experience of God and in friendships with each other. Students are free to be themselves, ask tough questions, and wrestle with who God is and how knowing Him impacts their lives.

Route 56 meets during Sunday services at 9am & 11am.

Current Series


Our current series shows preteens how their faith can help them confront the fears of failure, rejection, sharing your faith, and the future. 

Every day, our students are battling fear in their hearts and minds. They need love and guidance from those around them to enable them to confront their fears and allow God to replace them with faith.

Our goal is to equip students with the tools they need to combat fear and learn what the Bible says about it. 

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7


Ryan Zook

Student Ministry Serve Team Developer

Blog for Parents

Encouragement and insights for parents and caregivers who are raising pre-teens.


Holiday Weekends

Route 56 does not meet when there is a holiday weekend. Examples would be Labor Day, Memorial Day, or Easter. This is intentional. We want to be purposeful in having 56ers acclimate and connect in the main service as well as in their age-specific area. This offers students about 10 chances each year to hear Pastor Matt’s heart and to worship learn with the church together. This is a really big deal. Please encourage your 56er to go with an open heart and be ready for what God has for them! Enjoy!

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