High School Ministry

Living the faith

We want to challenge students to live their faith, making the hope and heartbeat of Jesus evident in every area of their life. We don't just want them to know facts about their faith, but to live their faith as they develop a personal relationship with God.

In High School Ministry, students will experience engaging worship, dynamic teaching, prayer ministry, serving opportunities, and interactive small groups all designed to help you reflect Jesus and his love for all people.

We hope you'll join us as we learn what it means to be people who find their identity in Jesus and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to make an impact in our world.

Mile Markers for High Schoolers

Along a student's journey they will encounter important mile markers of their faith. As a church, we support them along this path and celebrate the turning points in their personal walk with Jesus.

  • Retreats
  • Impact Trips
  • Graduation Celebrations, an acknowledgement of seniors at a pivotal time in life

Join Us Wednesdays!

Join us every Wednesday night during the school year as kids gather for games, music, and a large group message relevant to their lives before breaking off into small groups to dive deeper into the lesson. 

Each night is focused on building connections and providing a space for each kid to have fun, be themselves, and grow in their faith. 

Wednesday Meal Menu - Winter/Spring 2023


Small Groups

Make lasting friendships with people who care about you and want to grow together. Small groups are your chance to go deeper and connect all your learning in church with your real life. Register students grades 6-8 for Wednesday night small groups at your home campus by clicking on the links below!





Small Group Leaders

Middle School and High School Leaders are the adult small group leaders for the Middle School Ministry (6-8th grade) and the High School Ministry (9-12th grade) students. A leader models an authentic growing faith in Jesus Christ that is contagious for students and encourages their discipleship. We are passionate about providing our High School students with discipleship opportunities where you can come alongside younger students while growing in your own leadership ability and spiritual lives. Students 9-12th grade are invited to serve as student leaders in middle school small groups.







All students are expected to attend the Student Ministries Retreat with their small group.

Students entering 8th grade-At least one retreat is required for Confirmation. However, please keep in mind, these are deeply impactful weekends for both students’ own relationship with Christ, and relationship with their small group. We place a high value on our retreats and encourage participation EVERY year. Retreats are key mile markers towards students embracing and living the faith in Middle School and High School Ministries.


Impact Trips

Grow in your faith by living it out in your community and around the world. On this short-term trip, you will experience and share the hope and heartbeat of Jesus through unmatched experiences with other students, leaders, and those you meet along the way.

2023 Student Ministries Impact Trips: Application to Sign Up

On 11/28 applications open and we’re hosting a parent meeting via Google Hangouts at 7PM

Trip packet for each trip available with more specific information, meetings and details. 


Point of Contact:

Emma Larson, Lakeville High School Ministry Coordinator (

Nick Johnson, Associate Student Ministries Coordinator (

Trip dates: June 12-17  | Cost: $450

Our team will be partnering with Camp Dellwater, a longtime partner of HEART to get the camp ready to host camps throughout the summer. The team can count on painting, yard work, and cleaning tasks as the camp gets ready to host Native American family camps and churches from lower-income communities for the summer. There will also be opportunities to learn about Native American culture with the close proximity to Red Lake Reservation and the close partnerships that Camp Dellwater has with the reservation. As opportunities arise, we will host HEART giveaways and serve at PTL Rock Church on the Red Lake Reservation. 

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Point of Contact:

Michael Baker, Student Ministries Director ( )

Erin Maroney, Shakopee Student Ministries Coordinator (

Trip dates: July 28 -August 5 | Cost: $2900

Hosanna students will go partner with Pastor Gemechis to serve Leadstar ministries in Ethiopia. Leadstar does pastoral training, kids camps, evangelism services among other things and our team will participate in all of it. We will also visit other Hosanna partners that are working with families coming out of poverty and trafficking by playing with their children and creating joyful experiences that are Jesus centered and in line with the ministry we’re partnered with. 

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Point of Contact: Mike Lindsay,

Trip dates:   June 19th-22nd  | Cost: $100 for full week or $25 per day

Making an impact doesn’t mean traveling far- we can be part of what God is doing in our own city! This summer, we will serve with local partners to show the love of Jesus in Minneapolis. We’ll be serving and learning together like our other impact trips, just sleeping in your own bed at night. This week is designed to be a low cost experience for both first time and returning impact trip participants; middle school and high school students are welcome! 

Wind River Reservation (Wyoming) Impact Trip

Jeff Wright, Northfield Student Ministries Pastor ( )

Socheat Chum, Rosemount Student Ministries Pastor ( )  

Trip dates: July 7-15 | Cost: $1,100

On this trip, we will partner with a local ministry, as they continue to build lasting relationships through the love of Jesus Christ on the Wind River Reservation.  While in Wyoming, you will have a blast joining in a Native American cultural experience, while blessing men, women and children with food, clothing and other household items, via outreach. Students will make lasting relationships with the Native American children at Kids Club, visit the elderly, interact with students from the local youth group on the reservation and visit a children’s home. We will experience Native American food, their dances, and see how God uses you to transform lives. 

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Parent/Student Meeting:  

This meeting is optional for any parent or student interested in learning more about each of these trips. You’ll meet one or both of the trip’s leaders, hear the gist of what we’ll do on that trip, and more logistical information like dates, how we’re traveling, and deadlines for application and payment.


Monday, November 28, 7-7:45pm

Online on Google Meets - bit.ly/impactinfor or use code meet.google.com/mte-jtgr-piq 



Student Leadership

We are passionate about providing you with discipleship opportunities where you can come alongside younger students while growing in your own leadership ability and spiritual lives. As a high school student, you are invited to serve as student leader in middle school small groups.


For more information, email  .


Michael Baker

Student Ministries Director

Mike Lindsay

Student Ministries Director

Jeff Wright

Northfield Student Ministries Director

Socheat Chum

Rosemount Student Ministries Director

Erin Maroney

Student Ministries Director

Megan Olson

Student Ministries Small Group Coordinator

Hosanna Church

We are one church with four locations multiplying the hope and heartbeat of Jesus with irresistible love, generosity and unity.