Student Ministry

ILLUMINATE is a youth ministry designed to help middle and high school students grow their faith and their character.

The word illuminate means to ‘Light up.’

We are founded on Matthew 5:14, which says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”  It is our belief that young people are called to shine the light of Christ wherever they go — in their schools, in their homes and in their neighborhoods, unashamedly living out their faith for the glory of God.

  • OUR MISSION: We exist so that students would have repeated opportunities to hear and see the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • OUR VISION: Our desire is to glorify God in all that we do, and equip students to be the light of the world as Jesus calls them to be. We look to encourage others to follow Him daily through prayer, scripture, and service. We are committed to planting seeds that only God can grow.

Our ministry is for grades 7-12 and meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-9:00PM during the months of September-June. Our “Summer Sessions” take place during the month of August, and are aimed to help students and leaders get to know one another and set the groundwork for each year of ministry.

*We are very excited to announce that our Bible Study will resume on Sunday, October 17! Bible studies will take place every Sunday morning from 9:15-10:15AM in the youth room on the third floor of Caz Church. Anyone grade 7-12 is welcome!

At ILLUMINATE, students will have opportunities to experience the love of God through His word, spiritual conversations, and small groups. It’s a chance to meet new people in a fun, safe environment, and spend intentional time with God.

So what are you waiting for? Come check us out!

~ Be the Light

YOUTH DIRECTOR: Joe Tronolone | jtronolone25@gmail.com | (716)-440-7014