8th Grade Parents: Welcome to High School!

8th Grade Parents: Welcome to High School!

Are you ready to have a freshman in high school?

Some of you are ready, some of you are freaking out; but wherever you’re at, I’m here to help! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Robert and I’m the high school pastor. All that means is that I get to hang out with high school students and help them love Jesus better. I want to introduce myself and let you know about some cool events coming up for your soon-to-be freshman!

I’m originally from Eugene and I trusted Jesus for the first time as an incoming freshman and was transformed by His Spirit over the course of my high school years. That, along with the amazing leaders and mentors I had in that season, led to my deep passion for seeing high school students learn to follow Jesus. It truly is my greatest passion.

I’d love to connect with you at one of our events coming up! I’m including all the info for our weekly gatherings and special events below. We also send out regular parent emails to keep you in the loop.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. See you soon!

Robert Beckley
High School Ministries

Learn more about me here!


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Wednesday Nights // 7-9 pm // South Auditorium

First RIOT for new freshmen: June 9

Our heart and mission at RIOT is to provide a place for high school students to learn about Jesus. That’s what we’re all about. We’ll have fun, hang out with our friends, even get a little crazy at times, but it always comes back to what is most important—Jesus. Whether you are just checking out who Jesus is or want to grow deeper in your faith, RIOT is the place for you.

Sunday Mornings // 9 or 11 am // North Auditorium or Online

First services for freshmen: Anytime!

We encourage all our high school students to attend our main services on weekends. We believe that being a part of the larger body of Christ, worshipping and learning together, is an important step for our students as we prepare them to follow Jesus well after they graduate.


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June 4-5 // 3 pm // South Aud // $15

This is the first special event for your *new* freshmen! This 24-hour retreat at the church will have games, food, and a chance for your student to meet their small group leader. Register today!

June 26-July 1 // $250 // Triangle Lake
for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall 

Who’s ready for summer camp? We are, because we love camp. Every year we have a ton of fun on the lake; we swim, boat, kayak, compete in fun (and usually messy) games, and spend a lot of time hanging out. We also take time to learn about Jesus and grow together. Camp is for you if you have questions about Jesus and want to know more about Him, if you’re feeling tired in your walk and need some encouragement, if you love Jesus and want to follow Him, and anywhere in between. We can’t wait to see you there!