CLUB (Wednesday Night)
Our youth group meets every Wednesday night. Anyone grades 6 to 12 can join in the fun. Just make sure to get there at 6:30pm. We’re usually done by 8:30pm.
The night looks like this: hang out, play games, sing songs, tell stories, learn about God, small group discussion.
We meet in the Youth Center on the corner of the church campus. We have two church vans that do pickup and drop off – please inquire with Ben if your student needs a ride.
FORUM (Sunday Morning)
After our 9:30am church service, Wabash has Sunday School for all ages. We don’t call it “class” because the teacher doesn’t just talk at students and assign homework. We call it Forum because it’s a time where we come together, read the Bible, and discuss ideas in a group setting. Forum for middle-schoolers is 11:00am in Dahl Center and same time for high-schoolers in the Youth Room.
CORE (Once a Month)
Our Core program consists of student ministers who are sent to bring the good news to their peers. We recognize in scripture that this is the next step in discipleship, and these students take their faith beyond attendance and learning. Ask Ben if you want your student to be a part of this program.
Besides our regular programs, we do special events, retreats, and trips. Please check our Facebook group page for updates and subscribe to our email updates.
Besides our Youth Pastor, we have a small army of adult volunteers and parents that cherish our kids and run our ministry.
Hey there, this is Ben and I’m thrilled to serve as Director of Youth Ministries at Wabash.
I grew up in a Christian family, yet it was broken family. Even though we were a Christian family, I didn’t consider myself a Christian. In fact, I was even hostile against Christians. I hated it when my mom would force me to go to church. I thought it was boring, I didn’t believe what they believed, and the other students were cliquey and unwelcoming.
As a teen, I found that life at school, at home, and with friends was sort of empty and unfulfilling. I knew there had to be more to life than this. At the same time, I went through some hard stuff. After dealing with the drama of dating, family, and friend troubles, I found myself looking for answers.
I decided to give God a chance. I went on a mission trip, went to camp, and started going to youth group. I discovered that Christians aren’t as cliquey and unwelcoming as I thought. And actually, youth group was sort of fun when I gave it a fair chance.
In just a short time, I was transformed and on fire for God. I was that kid who went to church twice a week, brought my Bible to school, and had the guts to talk to my friends about Jesus. I was that kid who knew every Sunday school answer, listened only to Christian music, and wore WWJD bracelets.
So if you’re anything like I was as a student – not interested in God; kind of confused or unfulfilled with life; testing out youth group; or on fire for God – I hope you’ll feel welcome at Wabash United. Like me, I hope you’ll find the story of Jesus so captivating that you can’t help but to change your life around.
After high school, I went to college at Trinity Western University in BC, Canada and majored in Religious Studies. I helped out an inner-city Vancouver youth group while I lived there. I met Jen and we got married in 2006. We lived in Korea for two years teaching English to kids. We’ve spent a lot of time traveling, going to more than 40 countries. We moved to Enumclaw in 2009 and have the three cutest kids ever.