Student Ministries

We strive to create a safe place for students to grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ

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We want to be a student ministry where Christ is exemplified for our students, so that our community can be a place of safety to find transformation as we journey together.

What To Expect


Food & Fellowship

6:30 PM

Large Gathering

7:00 PM

Small Groups

7:30 PM

Closing Time

8:30 PM


Hang Out

9:30 AM


10:00 AM


10:30 AM

Closing Time

11:00 AM

Family Resources

Our Counseling Center offers confidential services tailored to the unique needs of teens, parents, and families:

Counseling for Students

  • 1-on-1 Virtual Appointments: Our virtual appointments offer support, guidance, and a listening ear for parents and teens who are facing challenges.
  • Support Groups: We offer a variety of support groups based on specific needs, which provide a nurturing environment to share, connect, and heal.

If you need to talk, please don't hesitate to contact our confidential line. We're here for you.


Lake Avenue's Parenting Ministry is your partner in the journey of becoming a more emotionally aware, and spiritually mature parent. We're here to equip you with the tools to raise your children in a way that reflects your unique values and experiences. From nurturing emotional intelligence to deepening your spiritual maturity and providing valuable practical skills, we offer a supportive community and a wealth of resources to help you thrive in your role as a parent.

Counseling for Families

Our Counseling Center is here to be a source of hope and assistance for your family by providing a range of confidential services, including:

  • 1-on-1 Consultations: Our dedicated team is ready to work with you to determine a hopeful next step for your family. We're here to listen, guide, and support.
  • Virtual Appointments: For those in need, we offer 1-on-1 virtual appointments for parents, teens, or families facing difficulties or crisis. We're here to provide the help and resources you need, even from a distance.
  • Financial Assistance: We understand that families can sometimes face financial crises. That's why we offer financial assistance to help you access the counseling and support you need during challenging times.

We are committed Your well-being is our priority, and we're here to walk this journey with you.

Serve with Us!

Come join us! If you love God, God's Word, and God's kids, then this may just be the place for you to serve.

We believe strongly in the importance of students getting connected with adult leaders in mentor-like relationships. Our ministry is not just led by a few paid staff but a team of dedicated volunteers committed to helping high school students experience God.

Join Our Volunteer Team!


Meet Our Team

We are happy to have you here and hope Lake Avenue is a home away from home for you and your family!

Rufus Samuel

Director of NextGen Ministries

Wesley Gates

Assistant Director of NextGen Ministries

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