Teens (12-18 years old):  The Gate Student Ministry exists to empower middle and high school students to Love, Live, and Lead like Jesus.  We facilitate life-giving peer and mentor relationships through programs and events that are centered on the Word of God and geared towards the interests of youth culture.

The Gate: Our prayer is that the moments we have with God would become movements of God, that there would be a movement of students who are passionate about making a difference their home, their school, and their workplace.  The Gate Service happens weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00pm. This is an incredible time for youth students from 6th-12th grade to experience community with students their age, worship, and a Bible-based sermon.

Life groups: We believe life is better together. Life groups meet at the church from 5pm-7pm. Life groups allow for more intentional relational time, while hearing a Biblically based teaching from one of the life group leaders. We would like to invite any youth students from 6th-12th grade to be apart of our bi-weekly life groups that meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month (unless posted otherwise).

Sunday School: We believe that the Bible is not just for information, but also for transformation. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 AM, teens gather together to study the Bible and discuss how the scriptures speak to them as a group and individually. “Rise” is the Youth Sunday School theme for this year as our desire is to see students rise up in their faith, allowing it to become their own. We offer classes for both Junior and Senior High Students.

The Gate Leadership involvement:  The Gate continues to exist because of the faithful people who serve week in and week out. Contact Pastor Jono at jonog@rochesterag.com if you’d like to have more information about getting involved in leadership and serving opportunities.

Connect with The Gate on Social Media:
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Rochester Assembly

4240 18th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Services on Sundays:

8:00 AM Traditional Church Experience
9:30 AM Modern Church Experience
11:00 AM Modern Church Experience

Wednesday Activities:

7:00 PM Weekly
Adult bible studies available
Teens meet in the Theater
Check in required for children 5th grade and under