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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, Vacation Bible School and  Youth Group. 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 and youth stay with their parents for the first songs and then go to the Kids Space for Sunday Circles. 

Please take a few minutes of your time and go to this website: where you will find a super short parent survey,  a registration sheet for your youth student that needs to be filled out, and a link to Sign-up Genius to volunteer to help Wednesday nights. Contact Denton at with any questions about the volunteer positions or time slots to help work out the kinks! It’s very new and might need some changes very quickly. While there, follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you’d like. There are regular updates on those pages for up to the minute news.

The focus the last couple of weeks in Bible Study has been asking and thinking about some big questions. We are getting really deep into conversation about topics like, “Why does God feel so far away when I am hurting?” I invite you or your youth student to participate as we delve this week into the question,  “If God is good, why do bad things happen?” I look forward to seeing you at Youth Group Wednesday, 5:30pm!  Denton Nissley, Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries

Youth & Family Photos

Highlights from recent Youth & Family Events!