Unlike many church youth programs, New Life prefers not to hire a pastor specifically to train youth. Instead, we are primarily a parent-led program, with dads and proven young men providing the primary teaching, and both dads and moms leading discussion groups.
- Awaken 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. Youth for Christ has a focus to reach out to teens in the public schools in the Cedar Rapids area.
- Many of our children continue their homeschool education throughout high school, with New Life supporting these choices however we can.