Youth & Children's Ministries

Our youth experience God through Bible learning and engaging worship

The Youth Ministry of Life Church at South Mountain exists to glorify God through evangelizing our youth, encouraging parents, and edifying the next generation so that the gospel may be spread among our children, families may be supported, and the church may be strengthened.


Our youth are a vital part of the church today. They are not only the next generation, they are part of our faith community now. We need them. They inspire us.

At Life Church we are passionate about creating environments where youth and ministry leaders can engage with one another and where we give space for the Holy Spirit to move and form these young hearts and minds.

It is our goal for creative ministry leaders teach the bible and lead worship, spurring our youth to love Jesus wholeheartedly and carry His light into their world.

This is a picture of one of the kids drawing in the Kingdom Kidz ministry at Life Church at South Mountain

Sunday School 

Sunday Mornings at 9:30

During Sunday school children discover the broad narrative of Scripture, engaging the Word with heart and mind. Scripture reading, discussion, hands-on activities, art projects, and prayer time are all part of the morning.

Preschool and Kindergarten – Ages 3-5
1st – 3rd Grade – Ages 6-8
4th – 6th Grade – Ages 9-12

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S.L.A.M. City

Sunday Mornings at 11:00

S.L.A.M. City Children’s Church meets on Sunday during our worship service.

Our vision is Serving God, Loving others, And Making a joyful noise. Recognizing the utmost importance of children in the Kingdom of God, S.L.A.M. City offers interactive activities for lessons, and numerous fellowship opportunities and events throughout the year.

Stay connected with S.L.A.M. City and learn more on social media:

This is the logo for the Life Church at South Mountain Awaken Teen Ministry

Awaken Youth Ministries

Wednesdays at 7 pm

Awaken Youth exists to see young people wake to new life in Christ, rise to be who He calls them to be, and shine His light to all those around them. Our ministry is based on Ephesians 5:14.

We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 pm to connect and grow with God and with others.

We also encourage those involved in Awaken to join us in church on Sunday mornings, and to serve in the church.

Stay connected with Awaken and learn more on social media:

This is the logo for the Awana program at Life Church at South Mountain


Wednesdays at 7 pm

For over six decades, the Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. There are several trained adults involved in the four club levels –

Cubbies – 3 years to pre-Kindergarten
Sparks – Kindergarten – 2nd grade
T & T – 3rd – 6th grade
Trek – 7th – 8th grade

Meet Our Youth Ministry Leaders

Donna Pratt

Children's Church

David Hettesheimer

Youth Education

Faith Hettesheimer

Activities Director

This is a picture of Hal Bogle the leader of the youth ministries

Hal Bogle

Youth Ministries

This is a picture of Chris Lewis the Childrens Church Ministry Leader

Chris Lewis

Children's Ministries

This is a picture of Jessica Lewis the leader of the youth ministries

Jessica Lewis

Youth Ministries

*All of our youth ministry leaders must have a background check to in order to work in this ministry.

Life Church at South Mountain strives for it’s youth ministries to instill a love for God and his Word into the hearts and minds of our youth, so that we can effectively pass on our faith to the next generation. This is accomplished by helping them to see that a relationship with God is meaningful, rewarding, and fun!

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