Paint Wars

July 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm

cost: $5 | location TBD

click here to register

Open to 6th graders-class of 2018. Who's ready to get messy?! We invite you to join us as we play some competitive games outside...with paint. The primary goal is to have an event that you can invite your friends to that will be extremely fun and non-threatening. So be thinking now about who you can invite to this experience! Wear clothes you can get paint on, and bring a change of clothes and a towel you don't mind getting dirty.

youth adventure trip

August 8-12 | Rock Ridge, Ely

cost: $225

click here to register

This year we are offering a youth ministry adventure trip! There are two options. We will all ride together to and from Rock Ridge. Once you register, check your confirmation email for specific packing lists and for the Rock Ridge Camp waiver form.

1. Canoe Trip Option: We will spend a night at Rock Ridge camp and then head out on a two night camping trip in the beautiful Superior National Forest before returning to camp for one last night at Rock Ridge before we head home. No gear needed except personal items and sleeping bag. Rock Ridge outfits our canoes, lifejackets, tents and camping gear. Sign up for this option if you enjoy sleeping in tents, cooking over a fire, portaging and hiking.

2. Base Camp option: Spend every night at Rock Ridge in their rustic cabins. Explore around camp, swim, hike, use the sauna and try out the ropes course! No gear needed except personal items and sleeping bag. Sign up for this option if you enjoy chapel by campfire light, time on the beach, rope swings and high ropes courses.

tubing on the river

August 18 | 11:30 am-7:30 pm

Welch Mill

cost: $15 | click here to register

Open to 6th graders-class of 2019. We are going to beat the heat of summer by chilling in the river! Bring money for dinner on the way home (Chick-Fil-A). Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, towel and your church-appropriate swimwear (guys - no visible underwear, girls - modest tankini or one-piece.) You may also want to wear some hiking sandals or other waterproof footwear for the short hikes in and out of the river and/or the shuttle ride. Welch Mill does have changing rooms so you do not need to wear your swimsuit.


Sunday mornings

+ 10:00 am | Sunday Service

Middle School and High School

We want students to be incorporated in the regular worship service at Wayzata Free as they grow into becoming adults by serving and attending worship. Join your family for this service!

Summer youth schedule

Youth Ministry looks a little different all summer long at Wayzata Free. We split up into three groups and meet at people's homes from 6:30-8:00 pm Sunday nights. 

+ MS Girls | meet at the Kenworthys | open to girls going into 6th-8th grade in the fall

+ MS Guys | meet at the Ohmans | open to boys going into 6th-8th grade in the fall

+ HS students | meet at the Dunnewinds | open to students going into 9th grade through the class of 2019


June 23: Valleyfair Day (no youth group)

June 30: Youth Group (MS Guys & Girls combined Beach Party)

July 7: Youth Group

July 14: HS Youth Group. No MS Youth Group due to AWOL (missions trip)

July 21: Paint Wars (no youth group)

July 28: Youth Group

August 4: Youth Group

August 11: Adventure Trip (no youth group)

August 18: Tubing on the River (no youth group)

If you have questions or need addresses for youth group locations, email Bruce or Bekah.

School year programming


+ Youth Dinners | 6:00-6:30 pm

We want to invite students to church early for an optional meal together before youth group starts.

 + Youth Group | 6:30-8:30 pm

Middle School and High School Youth Group is a time where we focus on community building through games, worship and teaching with an emphasis on small groups. Bekah and Bruce and a team of excellent volunteer leaders love to build relationships with students and invest in their lives.

+ The FOUNDRY Year 2

The FOUNDRY Year 2 is the second year of a two year class designed to move students to being fully engaged as participants in the church at large. 

+ Youth Worship Team

6:30 pm | C-103 | Shannon Bry

We have a vibrant youth worship team. Would you like to be a part of our team? Contact Shannon Bry to schedule an audition and find out how you can be a part of our worship team. We need: Tech help, singers, instrumentalist, prayer leaders, planners and others!


Click here for our one page calendar listing special events. 

There is a digital version of the student ministry calendar

to sync with your phone or other digital calendar. 

Click here to access the iCal.

Volunteer in Youth Ministry

We value kids and youth at Wayzata Free Church and want to keep them safe. 

Click here to fill out an application. Once we have received your application along with two character references we will contact you about joining our team.