Merge 2018-02-01T12:58:02+00:00

Merge is THE place for Middle and High School Students at New Life. Merge is designed to help students navigate their relationship with God at school, at home, and everywhere else they find themselves.

Merge is focused on equipping middle and high school students to be disciples, so they can become key members of the church through the college years and beyond.  Merge is geared to speak directly to the heart of students, helping them experience a wonder for who God is, discovery of who He created them to be, and passion for loving others.  We do this through Sunday morning worship experiences, Christ-centered small groups, transformational retreats and life-changing short-term trips.
Joining Merge is one of the best decisions you will ever make! It’s designed to provide you with amazing friendships, unforgettable memories, and help you find and question God all while growing in a deeper relationship with Him. Each Sunday, we begin with incredible large group worship and a life-changing message followed by small group time that will have a lasting impact for years to come.

Meet Jamie

Jamie is one of our high school small group leaders.  Watch her talk about what happens during Merge and what led her to become a mentor to the teens at New Life Ministries.

Teen FAQ

What can my teen expect to experience in Merge? 2018-01-30T03:35:43+00:00
  • Authentic Community
    We believe that the parent is the spiritual leader in the family. We also know that parenting teens is hard work and can at times seem like murky waters.  Our goal is to partner with parents and provide another voice speaking truth into your teen’s life.  Each week we will partner your teen with a consistent Small Group Leader fostering genuine, Godly relationships.
  • Worship
    We strive to provide a teen friendly, engaging worship experience for your teen through live music and video.
  • Focused Message and Small Group Discussion
    Our weekly messages and small group discussions are derived from a curriculum called XP3 designed by the Orange Group.  XP3 is designed to speak directly to the heart of students, helping them experience a wonder for who God is, discovery of who He created them to be, and passion for loving others.
  • 3 Truths
    In Merge we focus on 3 truths that we believe every student needs to know and believe in order to take ownership of their faith.

    • I will love God because He will never stop loving me.
    • I will follow Jesus because He knows me better than I know myself.
    • I will live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.
Can my teen check themselves into the Merge environment? 2017-11-30T21:46:54+00:00

Yes! We do place the student’s safety high on our priority list, so we would ask that initially a parent check their teen in so we can fill out contact information and release forms.  After that is complete students are welcome to check themselves into Merge.  We also dismiss students at the end of the service to connect with parents on their own.

What time and where does Merge meet? 2017-11-30T20:35:56+00:00

Merge meets during our Sunday morning 9:30am and 11am services in our lower level Student Ministries area.