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Youth & Family Ministry

Chain of Lakes Church strongly believes in the Core Value of "Investing in Future Generations."  Below are some of the ways the Youth and Family Ministry (YFM) demonstrates that commitment.

Youth & Family Activities

Note: Covid-19 has caused some programs to be put on hold until further notice. The programs that are currently active are Sunday Circles,  Childcare, Confirmation, and Vacation Bible School. Watch for more programs.

Denton Nissley is the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you have about Chain of Lakes’ Youth and Children Ministry.  Denton, the Youth and Family Ministry Team and Childcare Coordinator Sherri Varsho  look forward to meeting you and seeing how the Chain of Lakes faith community can nurture the aspirations of your entire family.

Sunday Circles for children meets in person during Chain of Lakes Sunday worship. Children stay with their parents for the first songs and Time for Children, then go to the Kids Space for Sunday Circles. 

Pastor Paul invites children and youth to join him/her  for a short message that relates to the theme or topic of the sermon that Sunday.  This engages our children and youth in thought about the same faith questions we wrestle with as adults, and sparks intergenerational conversation.

The first Sunday of the month instead of Time for Children, children may take part in Communion.

After Time for Children, or Communion, children can go to the Kids Space for Sunday Circles and Childcare.

Exciting news! Chain of Lakes is hosting a one-day Vacation Bible School on Saturday, August 21, 9am – 2:30pm. Kids from preschool through 8th grade will have a day of crafts, singing, story timescience and activities while learning about Jesus in Mission Deep Sea , with no fee to register! It will all happen at the Davenport location, 10130 Davenport St NE, Blaine.
Register online at
VBS Registration Chain of Lakes 2021 (, or pick up a registration form at the church.

Volunteers are needed to make this fun day happen. See what’s needed and sign up at High school kids are welcome to help and enjoy the fun, too. Parents, please sign them up at
One more thing for volunteers – confidential background checks for adults are required when working with kids. Please fill out this simple form.

Have a question? Contact Denton Nissley, the new Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries, at, or call the church office 763.208.8049.

Youth & Family Photos

Highlights from recent Youth & Family Events!