Student Ministry

Explore the discipleship opportunities for students in 7th-8th grade

God loves to use young people.

In the Bible, we see God use individuals like David, Daniel, and Mary to accomplish great things for His name. We believe He is wanting to do the same thing today. That’s why we, at Ignite Student Ministries, are seeking to help Jr. and Sr. High students follow Jesus and make Disciples.


Wednesdays from 6-8pm

Ignite on Sunday nights is a time for Jr. and Sr. High students of all backgrounds to relax, grab some food, play games, hang out, and discover who God is what He has in store for them.

Our teaching is Bible-based, gospel-focused, and done through conversational messages and breakout small groups. We believe that the best lessons are “caught” not taught, so we find building relationships with the students is one of the best ways to help them encounter the Gospel.


Sunday School

Sundays at 9am

For teens who love a great story, here is an adaptation of “the greatest story ever told.” Part of The Story campaign, The Story Student Edition presents the Bible in a novel format and is filled with relatable and compelling stories of intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption, all the while helping them to see the central focus in all of Scripture, Jesus Christ.



Sundays at 9am during the school year

B.R.I.C.K. (Build Right In Christ’s Kingdom) is a 30-week course open to all Jr. and Sr. Highers. The purpose of this course is to help ground students in knowing why they believe what they believe. Interactive projects and Scripture memory are a key part of this course. It includes topics like God’s Word-The Bible, God and Man, Old Testament Survey, Life and Ministry of Christ, Church Beginnings, and Missions/EFCA.

Meet our Student Ministries Director


David Benjamin joined the staff in the summer of 2016 as the Student Ministries Intern and became the full-time director one year later. David is currently completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Biblical and Theological Studies through the University of Northwestern, St. Paul.

“At Grace Free, we desire to help students find their God-given purpose in and while growing as disciples of Jesus.” – David Benjamin

Have Questions?

If you have further questions concerning our children’s ministry options or visiting Grace Free Church with students, simply click the button below and get in touch with us!

Grace Evangelical Free Church

211 11th Ave. SE, Elbow Lake, MN

Sunday Services at 10:30am

(218) 685-4679