Resurrection's Student Ministry offers the youth of our congregation spiritual-based meetings and fun activities ideal for their age groups -- IGNITE (6th-8th grade) and BREAKAWAY (9th-12th grade)


Sunday Morning

IGNITE meets Sunday mornings, 9:15-10:15 am, for Christian education in Room 246 of the Family Life Center, September through May.

BREAKAWAY's Connection Cafe meets Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:15 am, for Christian education and donuts in The Warehouse (Room 253) of the Family Life Center, September through May. Come for a time of guided conversation about the real things teens walk through every day. Discover how to apply God’s Word to your walk in very real, tangible ways.


Youth Groups

SOUPer Bowl!
RLC Youth Ministry is collecting cans of soup for the Western Wake Crisis Ministry now through Super Bowl Sunday on February 3. Collection bins are in the Narthex, Gym, and Warehouse. Youth can also sign up to man the donation containers at Sunday services.
To Sign-Up:

IGNITE gets together once or twice per month for on/off campus activities for youth group fellowship throughout the school year. The Warehouse (Room 253) in the Family Life Center is open for Ignite from 6:00-6:25 pm during Wednesday Night Workshop for fun and friendship. Come join us - it is a great place to hang out!

8th Grade Leadership Meetings
All 8th graders welcome! If you want to develop your leadership skills, spread the word of our Lord, and be a mentor/role model to others, join us for the first 8th Grade Leadership Meeting. Leadership participants will be involved in the planning of future Ignite events, creating and presenting devotions, participating in volunteer/service projects, and being role models and mentors to all youths. If this is something you are interested in, RSVP to LeAnn Trautman and plan to attend before each Ignite event.   *Leadership time can be used towards NJHS hours. 

February 22, 6:30-8:00 pm - Love Big!
Ignite's February event in the Warehouse. Please RSVP to Mrs. Trautman.

March 15-17, 2019 - BYG-er (Building Youth Groups)
A great group growing event for middle school (6th-8th) youth at Camp Agape. BYG-er is an amazing adventure to nurture old friendships, make new friendships, and connect with adult leaders in a fun, safe, and spiritual environment. Registration and deposit is due as soon as possible. Spots are limited so register today!

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 am-3:00 pm - Adventure Day at Camp Agape (rescheduled)
For those who were signed up and paid $20 for the October date, please let Mrs. Trautman know if you would like to sign up for May, get a refund, or put the money towards another event.

BREAKAWAY meets Sunday evenings, 6:45-8:30 pm, for youth group fellowship throughout the school year in the Warehouse (Room 253) in the Family Life Center. (Group Me - Breakaway)

Instagram: We have a brand new Breakaway Instagram. Request to join! We will be posting pictures of all of our events, as well as important information. There are lots of pics from the Christmas Celebration already there! Search for rlcbreakaway. 

Sunday, January 20
Connection Cafe at 9:15 am.
Leadership Meeting at 12:00-1:30 pm in the Warehouse.

We will be collecting cans of soup for the Western Wake Food Pantry as a service project for the community. We will keep track and the Breakaway youth that brings in the most cans of soup will win a gift card.

BYG-est at Camp Agape, February 1-3, 2019

BYG-est (Building Youth Groups) is for high school youth, grades 9-12. Do you still want to go to BYG-est? We have just a couple spots left. First come, first serve. $180 is due now. If finances are an issue, talk to Ms. Jenny.


Student Ministry Documents

Student Ministry Brochure
Medical Release & Permission Form
Breakaway Schedule
Breakaway Covenant
Breakaway Communication
Warehouse Wish List
Breakaway Leadership Team Letter
Breakaway Leadership Team Meetings
BYG-est (Building Youth Groups) at Camp Agape
BYG-er (Building Youth Groups) at Camp Agape
Ignite Mission Trip 2019


For Service


Please use this Sign Up Genius for dates your 6th-8th grade child is able to acolyte. If your child is in need of acolyte training, please contact MaryAnn Unger.

Ignite Service Projects/Outreach

Ronald McDonald Baking Day #1 was a huge success! The kids and adult leaders had a great time baking tons of treats for the Ronald McDonald families. They toured the facility, heard how it began, and learned about other opportunities to serve. The event was such a fun and rewarding experience that another baking day was scheduled.

Ronald McDonald Baking Day #2 was also successful and super fun!

Ronald McDonald House Soda Can Tabs
- Ignite along with RLC Preschool will be collecting soda can tabs to donate to the local Ronald McDonald Houses. Collection containers are in the kitchen, church office, preschool office, and the warehouse. *Sponsored by 8th Grade Leadership Team.

This year, we have a few opportunities for service projects outside the church.

Saturday, January 12 - Brown Bag Ministry

Saturday, January 26, 9:00 am-11:30 am
Brown Bag Ministry  (FULL!)

*Brown Bag Ministry service projects are full. You may email Mrs. Trautman to be added to waitlist. More dates will be added.


Mission Trips

YouthWorks Mission Trip - Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

Scheduled for June 16-21, 2019. Trip is FULL! This will be an exciting adventure and thank you for being a part of the team. It will be a fantastic week of doing God’s good work with our hands! This mission trip is open to youth in grades 6-9.


Middle School YouthWorks Raleigh Team
June 10-15, 2018

RLC middle school youth enjoyed their time serving our local Raleigh community during their week long YouthWorks mission trip. They partnered with local organizations to meet ongoing needs and served at a food shelf, clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, children’s program, and elder care facility. Encouraged by their willingness to serve the Lord!

Middle School Mission Trip 2018

YouthWorks Raleigh

Another middle school mission trip has come to an end. We take the experience with us for the rest of our lives. Once again, we served our brothers and sisters throughout Raleigh. We partnered with local ministries such as Raleigh Rehabilitation, Helping Hands, Able to Serve, With Love From Jesus, and more. We began each morning with some quiet time with Jesus, using a devotional book that YouthWorks provides. We were divided into teams for the week. Each team went to specific service sites and took turns with prepping meals and post-meal and building clean up. Showers happened at mid-day when we were done at our service sites. There was plenty of time to have fun, as we spent very little time sleeping. There was a scavenger hunt in downtown Raleigh, an amazing worship opportunity at a Raleigh church, a cook out at one of our service sites, and fun and games in a local park. What one parent said, “…overflowing with stories of new friends, experiences helping others, and a renewed closeness to the Lord. She had a great time.”


High School Servants Team, Kure Beach
July 22-26, 2018

RLC high school youth had a blast serving the beach communities in and around Kure Beach during their week long mission trip. They were helpful servants as they Give a Hand by the Sand working at a variety of direct service agencies in the Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach communities.



Our group of 43 will be departing on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from RDU airport for sightseeing before Gathering begins on Thursday night. We will return on  Monday, July 15, 2019.

Adult Leaders are Elizabeth Drengler, Jenny Piontek, Mike Heffner, Cyndy Vagle, Erika Hulse, Steve Cottle, Diane Hooper, and Lea Webb.

Total cost per person is $1,350. With congregational support and fundraising, participants pay about $600. Most churches do not offer that kind of support and participants foot the total bill. We are totally blessed!

Active SCRIP program participants will receive a $150 discount.
$75 discount per fundraiser in which youth participates.

Registration is closed. Next installment of $150 is due NOW! Final payment on May 1. No refunds for cancellations. Participants who drop out will still be responsible for full trip cost.

NYG Youth Participant Worksheet


Questions? Contact Jenny Piontek, Interim High School Youth Ministry Leader, or LeAnn Trautman, Middle School Youth Director.