Unlike many church youth programs, New Life prefers not to hire a pastor specifically to train youth. Instead, we are a parent-led program, with dads providing the primary teaching, and both dads and moms leading discussion groups. Currently, three of our four pastors have children in youth group and are involved as dads.
- Youth Group (grades 7-12) meets Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 for worship, teaching, and fun. New Life teens are encouraged to bring their friends.
- New Life strongly supports the ministry of the Heartland Youth for Christ chapter. It's Executive Director, Mark Moyer, attends New Life, and three of our members are on the YFC board of directors. In addition, several of our recent high school graduates are currently on staff with YFC.
- Many of our teens participate in summer teen training and leadership conferences with sister churches throughout Iowa and Nebraska.
- Many of our children continue their homeschool education throughout high school, with New Life supporting these choices however we can.