Small Groups

Core of Challenge

LIFE Groups

LIFE Groups pull our ministry together as students engage together in a tight-knit community to explore the Bible in order to find practical ways to apply it, enjoy spontaneous and fun activity, and develop lasting relationships. LIFE stands for: Learning Biblical Truth, Intercessory Prayer, Fellowship, and Extending Life to Others. Each group is led by current students or staff who are seeking after God's heart and would love to connect with you!

Freshman Connection

Freshman Connection is our small group ministry for freshmen. It provides a great opportunity for freshmen to connect with each other and with Jesus throughout the year. It is a wonderful place for you to build relationships and meet together to learn how to navigate all that comes with this new chapter in life.


To begin using your gifts, let us know where and how you would like to serve.


Every week students give their time and energy to help Thursday’s large group meetings run smoothly by setting up before and tearing down after, serving in the worship band, running and designing the slide-show, manning the sound board, and greeting others.

Summer Opportunities

Students interested in really investing their summers have multiple opportunities to do so. They can travel overseas to share Jesus with cultures who don’t know Him (Apply Here!) or stay in the US and take part of discipleship training programs such as Project Impact (Application | References). If interested in finding out more let us know or talk to a staff member.

Media Team

Throughout the year students bless the Challenge family by using skills God has gifted them with to create promotional videos, design graphics, and maintain the website.

Leadership Team

Every year student leaders bless the Challenge family by giving their time and effort to help lead LIFE groups, Freshman Connection, and live all-around intentional lives with those God places in their life.