Welcome Freshmen!

Everything you need to know about the upcoming transition from Elevate to Impact.

In a matter of weeks your student will be making the transition from Middle School to High School! CRAZY?! As a high school ministry, we are so excited for the next four years of your student's life! We understand that every transition, whether it be a good one or a bad one, comes with some form of stress. At Student Impact, we are committed to helping you, your student, and your family THRIVE in this next season and we are committed to make this transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible.

With that in mind, on this website, you will find a brief overview of our high school ministry (Student Impact), gain some clarity into how our students connect and engage in community, and find a detailed list of events that have been strategically created to help you and your students transition from Elevate to Student Impact!

We are so excited to be on this journey with you and we will do anything within our power to help your family win in this next season of life! 

- Scott Rubin, Nick Scheske, & The Student Impact Team

Student Impact at a Glance

Student Impact exists to LOVE students incredibly well, LEAD them into a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ, and LAUNCH them out into the world as leaders who carry the hope and message of Jesus Christ. 

At Student Impact, we believe high school comprises of four of the most formative years of a student’s life. During this time period, they are preparing to step into the larger world and trying figure out where exactly they belong within it. Within these crucial and formative years, our hope and prayer is that every single high school student within our reach would come to have a deep and personal relationship with a God who has fearfully and wonderfully made them. Through the use of fun and creative mediums, practical and timely teaching, and deeply relational small groups our goal is to partner with parents in raising young men and women who step into college on fire for what God is doing in their life and in the world at large.

The 3 Primary Dimensions of Student Impact: 

    #1 Service: Every weekend at 11:15 a.m. we hold high school specific worship gatherings in the Lakeside Auditorium of our South Barrington campus. During this service, students sit together in sections with other students from their specific high school or geographic area. Everything in this service (messages, worship music creative elements, and games) are all targeted towards high school students in an effort to help them better encounter the God who loves them.

    #2 House Groups: During the school year, directly following our 11:15 a.m. service, students meet together in house groups. House groups are midsize groups of students from specific geographic regions. They meet on Sunday from 1–3 to share a meal and hang out, then break into gender and age specific small groups to study the Bible, connect about life, and pray for each other. House Groups are the life blood of our ministry and they serve as the relational ground zero for our students. 

    #3 Small Group: Small Group time is the focus of the final hour (2–3 p.m.), and includes students of the same gender and year in year in school. Each small group is led by adult leaders. Small Group curriculum allows easy discussion on key parts of faith and allows space for students to debrief and apply concepts from the service that day. Small groups are also a safe place for students to share community and build accountability relationships.

Upcoming Events

In order to help your students get connected and successfully transition from Elevate to Student Impact, we have created some strategic events in the coming weeks. Here are some dates that would be super helpful to save! We can’t wait to see you students at these events.


Freshmen Free-For-All | Sunday, June 3

On June 3rd, we will be celebrating all of our incoming freshmen and welcoming them into the Student Impact family. In order to properly welcome them, we will be throwing a huge celebration called "Freshmen Free-For-All."

Directly following the 11:15 am Student Impact service, we will bus all of our incoming freshmen from Willow Creek South Barrington to Main Event for a no holds back, blow out, afternoon of fun, connection, and celebration. Best part is... it's completely FREE FOR ALL! We are so excited for this event and cannot wait to welcome the class of 2022 with a bang! 

Cost: FREE - Lunch will be served!

Where: Main Event (2575 Pratum Ave, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192)

When: Sunday, June 3 from 12:30-3 p.m. following the Impact service

Pick up will be at 3 p.m. at Main Event!



SANDBLAST | Friday, July 27–Monday, July 30

What: At Sandblast students will engage in worship, biblical teaching, time in small groups, time with larger groups based on the high school you attend or the area you live, and different community building activities. 


$309 April 8 - May 13
$329 May 14 - June 10
$349 June 11 - July 15

Where: Indiana Wesleyan University

When: July 27- 30

Registration will close on Sunday, July 15.