“Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” — I Corinthians 10:31b 


Revolution Student Ministries challenges 6th through 12th graders to be set apart in this world for Christ (to be a godly Revolution). Through a variety of activities, teens learn to follow Jesus, share him with the world, and serve others — all while having a great time. There is always something new and exciting going on with this dynamic group, so contact youth director Jesse Karls at , at a work cell phone – 989-598-5450, or through the church office at 989-754-6373 for the latest news.  Below is a description of some of the many exciting activities you could get involved in:


Aim High Basketball Camp

Each summer, Ames provides a free basketball camp for students (4th through 12th grades).  Students not only learn shooting, rebounding, ball handling, and defense during the week, but more importantly, they learn about life skills and God from a set of speakers that usually includes former pro or collegiate players and leaders from the community. more info


Boy Scouts

Ames sponsors the oldest Boy Scout troop in the area. Generations of boys have grown up with Troop 304. Boy Scouts participate during Sunday morning service on Boy Scout Sunday each February, as well as other projects around the church and city.


Evening Revolution

Come at 6 P.M. on Sundays for more intense Bible study, worship, and FUN!



Ames youth started making films through sermon illustration videos.  The ministry has started blessing many more than just Ames, however.  In fact, the youth led the way in creating a full-length Christian movie that has been seen by an estimated 20,000+ people.  Plans are in the works to make a second full-length film. more info



From the Drive Ministry (where more than 250 full computer systems have been rebuilt by students and given away to non-profit organizations and families in need) to the Ride Ministry (where more than 125 bikes have been restored and/or given away) to the Sunshine Community Garden project (feeding the community and teaching how to grow our own food), the youth are extremely active in community service.  We have also partnered with World Vision and Nothing But Nets on a worldwide scale.  Other missions projects include Arson Watch, Rescue Mission, Soup Kitchens, and more.  Most recently, there has been work to launch Operation: Send Me (a.k.a. OSM) which hosts mission trips right in the city of Saginaw!


Morning Revolution

Bible Study meeting in between Sunday morning services in the youth room, 10 a.m.



In Biblical Greek, Rhema means “Spoken Word of God”. The Rhema youth band proclaims the Gospel through its rock-flavored praise music. Rhema regularly leads worship at Evening Revolution and has led worship at other events throughout the region as well. more info


Steppin’ Up

Steppin’ Up is an empowerment program that provides mentoring, accountability, and encouragement (male and female groups meet in separate areas).   It is a safe place for young people to share about life and challenge each other to honor God.  Dinner is provided.  Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and is followed by a short open gym.


Summer Camp

There are a number of Christian youth camps in the area that are available to students in junior and senior high during the summer. Ames provides partial scholarships to help send teens to camp, whether they’re interested in general camps, or something more specific, catering to sports or the arts.  Bay Shore Camp is one of the many camps Ames has a partnership with.


Tutoring/Open Gym

Students wanting help with school work can meet with tutors on Wednesdays after school from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Includes recreation time, snacks, a devotional, and tutoring.  If a student has no homework, adult volunteers are available for training in culinary arts, sewing, and computer literacy (through a computer lab with 10 stations).

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