About Us


Core Values

GOSPEL | Luke 19:10; Romans 10:9

The foundation upon which NEHBC and the Student Ministry of NEHBC stands is the gospel of Jesus Christ: that Jesus’ words spoken and the Word of God from which we preach, teach, and study is without error and is as relevant today as it has always been for the purpose of redeeming and reconciling any person who is willing to profess with their mouth and believe in their heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who rose from the dead.

COMMUNITY | Acts 2:42

The hope for the NEHBC Student Ministry is that students would collectively live together as a gospel-centered community: a collection of disciple-making Christ-followers committed to the regular meeting with one another, in addition to the regular meeting of the larger congregation, for the purpose of sharpening one another through gospel revelation, life events, prayer, community service, and meeting one another’s physical, social, and emotional needs.

HOLINESS | 1 Peter 1:16

The burden of the NEHBC Student Ministry is that each individual student would pursue holiness with a great fervency. Someone who pursues holiness commits to a personal pursuit of being set apart from the patterns of this world through a continual and complete surrender to the Lordship of King Jesus over their lives.


Core Activities

LIFE GROUPS | Sunday A.M. 9:00 - 10:20

The purpose of LifeGroups is to be the hub of genuine gospel community in the NEHBC Student Ministry. The tenets of community identified in Core Values (namely, the meeting of physical, social, and emotional needs) are to be lived out in the context of LifeGroups.

MID-WEEK GATHERING | Wednesday P.M. 6:45 - 8:00

The purpose of the Mid-week student gathering is to provide an opportunity for students to regularly gather with their peers for worship, teaching , fellowship, and prayer.


The purpose of the Mission Trips associated with the Student Ministry is to place into students’ hearts a love for the nations, to place into their minds the vastness of God’s kingdom, and to place into their hands an experience that is unforgettable. Due to multiple siblings and the cost of trips, it is not expected that a student attend a trip every summer, but it is the hope that every student will experience at least one state side and one international trip before they graduate from high school.


While the Student Ministry of NEHBC is not an event-driven ministry, we recognize that events are an effective way to disciple students in their varying seasons of life: guys, girls, high school, and middle school. 

Yearly  Back to School Bash, End of School Bash, Mission Trips, LifeGroup Getaways

Monthly  Homeschool Lunch (1st Thursday) , LifeGroup Fellowships

Quarterly  Epic Wednesdays

Seasonal   Girls and Guys Weekends, Disciple Now Weekend, Middle School and High School Weekends


Parent FAQ's

This is my family’s first time visiting. Where do I take my student? On Wednesday nights, students in 7-12th grade are invited to join us for our midweek gathering. Fifth and sixth graders are invited to attend Route56. On Sunday mornings, student in 6-12th grade are welcome to attend Sunday morning LifeGroups.

I have a 6th grader. Where do they fit into the student ministry? Currently, our NEHBC family offers Route56, a ministry separate from the Student Ministry, and geared specifically to 5th and 6th graders. Route56 meets on Wednesday nights.  Also, on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:00 am upstairs. 

Where can parents go during the times students are meeting?

Sunday morning LifeGroups: Visit the Info Booth in the main lobby to get plugged in to an adult LifeGroup class.

Wednesday nights: Parents are invited to attend Corporate MidWeek Worship for teaching by Lead Pastor Nathan Lino, from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Where do students sit during Sunday Morning corporate worship? During the 10:30am service, a group of students sit together near the front middle section of the main worship center. However, it is up to their parents’ discretion where they would like their student to sit-whether with other students or with their family.

I need to get a hold of someone right away about my student. What’s the best way to do so? Contact Pastor Brandon Bales at  [email protected]

My child wants to be baptized. What do I do? Contact the student ministry team (Pastor Brandon Bales or Kayla Williams). They’ll work with you and your child to meet with either a pastor, the Associate to Teens, or a LifeGroup leader 3-4 visits before moving forward with baptism.