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What are SQUADS?

SQUAD Wednesdays

For 6–12th grade students
Wednesdays | Year-round
6:30–8 p.m. | Theater 

Youth Services on Wednesday nights typically include worship, a message, and squads. 

Squads are small groups of students who get together following the service to dig deeper into the message. 

Squads are made up of mixed sexes and ages. They're split into two age groups: middle school (6-8th) and high school (9-12th). Each squad has one adult female and one adult male leader. On evenings when the message is more sensitive, squads are also split by gender.

On special Wednesdays, these same squads participate in fun competitions and team-building activities.

Students are placed in squads based on the region they live in so it's easier for parents to get their students to Squad Sundays. 

Squad Curriculum

In Cedar Valley YTH, we have a passion not only to see students come to faith in Jesus but to grow in their relationship with Him. Stewarding our time and resources well is important to us and that's why a curriculum called Feed is a perfect fit for us and this generation. Research has shown that Generation Z wants conversation over information, hard truths instead of easy answers, and deep relationships over religion. The Feed curriculum is designed to encompass all these areas and help students make their faith in God personal.

The Feed curriculum will guide our Wednesday Squad time each week. In addition, Feed ties in with the Bible Project and other groups to provide applicable video content that correlates with the messages and topics each week.


SQUAD Sundays

For 6–12th grade students
Sundays | During the school year
6–8 p.m.

Life happens outside of Wednesday nights, and the more opportunities our students have to connect with each other and with God, the more prepared they'll be to walk out their relationship with God every day of the week. Squad Sundays provide a close-knit setting for students to connect and grow. 

Squad Sundays are open to all students, even if they do not attend on Wednesdays.

Middle School

Meet the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 
Girls meet in Rm 28
Boys meet in Student Center
Students do not need to sign up. It's open to attend at any time. 

High School

Meet the 4th Sunday of the month
High school squads meet at host homes around the Twin Cities and are split by region

High school students are placed in squads based on the region they live in, so there's more of an opportunity to meet with other students who attend the same school.

To sign up for a high school squad, email