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The Reality Youth Ministries is for those teens in grades 7-12.

We have a dedicated team just waiting to meet you.

Check out our schedule and come join us!

 Going Deep with Christ…Going Wide with the Word

Growing Deeper Bible Studies    Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Dose of Reality                               Sundays 6-7:30 p.m.




Clash of Plans YM Series

Anyone who said passion never killed anyone hasn’t read the Gospels. Leading up to Easter, we will be discussing what drove Jesus and what drove His enemies crazy. Through it all we will discover how to put down our plans and follow God’s plan, thus avoiding the Clash of Plans.


Breaking Away 32
Breaking Away 32 is coming. It is our annual ‘Lock-in on steroids.’ Mark down March 13-14. This is the all-nighter you do not want to miss. For $35 you get:
  • The Adam Cappa Band
  • Dodgeball
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Video Games
  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag
  • Pizza Buffet

It’s one crazy night filled with fun. If you sign up by March 1, you also get a t-shirt. Don’t miss this!

Wide Nights
Once a month we change it up and have a Wide Night. What is a Wide Night? Part of our stated mission is to go wide with the word. We do that by being intentional with sharing the good news of Jesus and what we believe.

Kroger Community Rewards

There is a new way to support your youth ministry and it’s easier than ever. Now you can register your Owens card with our church by visiting (Be sure to enroll in the community rewards after you register and select Winona Lake Free Methodist Church to support us.)
You may also call Kroger at 1-800-KROGERS. Push option #3 and a Krogers representative will help you get registered.


Every time you purchase groceries, scan your Kroger Plus Card and the youth ministry will receive a portion of the proceeds. There is no more hassle with filling and re-filling gift cards.  
Here are detailed instructions.
  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Do you need resources to grow as a student leader? 

We have got them available for download right here.

Inescapable Leadership Student Guide

Leaders are Available (Reality Version)

spiritual-ruts (For all believers)

starting_out_right (For new believers)

Student Leader Training

True Stories (How to write a testimony)