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Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Life Center | Grades 6-12

Please view the following video for specific information and what to expect. Be sure to fill out the Student Health Assessment.

Below are the steps we are taking as we welcome our students back to Vertical:

  • If anyone in your household has a fever or is not feeling well, we ask that you stay home.
  • Parents or students must complete the COVID Student Assessment every week on Wednesday. After completing the assessment, you will receive an email that must be presented at check in. The COVID Student Assessment can be found on the GRFirst app.
  • Masks must be worn at all times except during service when the student is at their seat. We will have a supply of disposable masks available if needed.
  • There will be distanced seating in the Life Center to allow safe distancing for students and volunteers.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Vertical Youth |  Grades 6-12

Vertical Youth is the thriving and growing Youth Ministry of Grand Rapids First and meets every Wednesday at 7 pm at the Life Center.  

Students will experience a fun, engaging, and energetic service. Each service includes creative and culturally relatable games, powerful worship, a practical message, and most importantly, connection moments for students to meet leaders and peers in small groups. We believe connecting students to other peers and leaders helps them feel truly invested in the ministry and grow intentionally in their faith. Throughout the week, Vertical Youth has many engaging posts and videos on our social media platforms that keep kids connected and growing in their faith. We hope your student can join our family.

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Vertical Youth is the place to be on a Wednesday Night! We love helping teens discover who God is and what their purpose is. We want every teen who comes in to feel connected and welcomed. If you come to one of our Youth Nights, you will experience a fun, high energy, and relatable service that guides you on your faith journey. We would love for you to join us one of these Wednesdays! It is something you don’t want to miss!

-Pastor Taylor