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 1–2:30 p.m. 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 half (1:45–2:30 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.