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.

2021-2022 Worship Center Release Form

Students in 6th grade have the opportunity to visit Son’Spot in Ocean City, Maryland. 56 has partnered with this ministry for many years and we are excited to return this summer! In the past, students have helped Son’Spot by serving food to those in need, participating in boardwalk outreach, sharing scripture or a testimony to a group of people, and many other as-needed tasks. We will stay in an apartment above the Son’Spot building and have some time to visit the beach and boardwalk. Sign-up by April 13th!


Release Form


Blog for Parents

"Having fun and spending quality time together is increasingly important as your relationship with your child changes."


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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