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Welcome to the Riot!

Student Ministry: Students from grade six to twelve


We are the student (or some may know it as the youth) ministry at New Life Church. Students from grade six to grade twelve meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to worship together, hear God’s word, and discuss how to apply the truth of Jesus to their daily living. We strive to follow the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in order to reach every youth in our community and beyond with the engaging truth of Jesus Christ. We exist to ignite a passion for God into the next generation!


When & Where?

Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall at New Life Alexandria!

Contact Us!

Interested in learning more about The Riot or feel that God is calling you to volunteer your time and love?! Below are some volunteer opportunities. Contact Greg Dabb at Greg@inewlife.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Co-Leaders
    Mentoring relationships and leading activities. (These leaders do not have to plan activities or organize materials.)
  • Middle School Girls or Boys
  • High School Girls or Boys
Office Support
    Assisting in student registration, social media, communication with parents, preparing materials, or event planning.

Common Questions

The name for the Riot comes from Romans 12:2: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Our teenagers face unbelievable pressures and temptations today. At Riot, we help them recognize that they don’t have to succumb to those pressures. They are finding a relationship with God and others that is giving them the confidence to stand up and stand out in the crowd. They are learning that they can stand up for what is right and make a positive difference in the lives and world around them. In the process, we believe our teenagers also are discovering God’s plan for their lives and how they will make an impact in the world throughout their lifetime. That’s what the Riot is all about, well, and the name is fun!
NTS (Never The Same) Camp was created to provide a space for your students to connect with their Creator. We have a great capacity to grow when we are taken out of our normal surroundings and immersed in a situation where God is present and active. The students will be able to connect with God on their own terms. They will walk away with a deeper sense of who He is and a better understanding of their purpose in His kingdom. They will leave never the same as when they came! Camp also is a great place where small group leaders can gain a deeper relationship with the students as well as grow in their own spiritual walk.
We follow along with the Orange Curriculum, which is a strategy that encourages the church and family to work together to show who God is to the younger generation. The messages are created to help your student examine God’s Word so that they can grow spiritually and connect relationally with each other. They will learn to live out core truths that state:

  • I am created to pursue an authentic relationship with my Creator.
  • I belong to Jesus and only He defines me.
  • I exist to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world.