We bring students together to Experience God and learn about ways to Expand His kingdom. We utilize fun games, passionate worship and challenging teachings to enhance their faith and dependence on God.


High School Opportunities

Explore - Sundays 10am (TBD)
Explore classes are available to challenge students in their faith. Please check here periodically to find out more information on what will be discussed and when the Explore classes will begin. 


Sunday Morning Live - Sundays 11:30am
This is a time where our high school students can praise and worship together with their peers.  We truly believe this is an opportunity to be creative in how we worship, preach/teach and engage with students. This year, we will be studying the Gospel of John. Come and check it out!!!

Sunday Check-in

High School Journey Groups

HS Journey Groups - Sundays 1 – 3pm
Journey groups meet every other week to walk through the Gospel of John. They meet, eat, and dive deeper into God’s Word together, with a leader walking alongside. There may also be Journey groups meeting at other times and on other days.


Journey Group Registration


High School IGNITE

IGNITE- Tuesday Nights- 6:45pm-8:30pm (sometimes a little later...)

The youth group allows for students from all backgrounds to connect through games, challenging bible-based messages, and small groups.  Pastor Joshua Bennett is phenomenal as he leads our Tuesday night outreach.  I ask that you prayerfully consider if this is something your high school student could attend.

Upcoming Events

Encounter | March 8-9


March 8th thru 9th is just a small time set aside for student to intentionally look to Encounter God. We go through life each day thinking about life and wondering about God. Well, here is a great opportunity for you and your peers to take time in seeking God. As we get closer to the event, you will be given some tasks to intentionally prepare yourself for what God wants to do. You may have a question, thought, idea, etc. We serve a God who HAS an answer and IS the answer.

If you weren't able to make it to Encounter, here are tools that you might find helpful.

Messy House

Lectio Divina

Encounter Stations

Breath Prayer Station

The Nine Spiritual Temperments

Spiritual Temperments Follow-up


Bowling | April 5

Friday, April 5th, 7:30-11:30,

Join us as we pack the house with students to bowl the night away. Enjoy the fun atmosphere filled with great people, music and always great food. Make sure you invite, register and bring as many friends as you can. See who can get the highest score!!!

Sign up here!

HS Breakaway | April 26-28

April 26th-28th, Beulah Beach, OH

Each year, ACAC joins with numerous C&MA churches from around Western PA to have a retreat together. This retreat provides for students a place to have fun with the various tournaments, the camp activities like rock climbing, and gaming areas. Along with those, we have a place for powerful worship, teaching, and breakout sessions to challenge and encourage students in their faith. If you don't know about it, ask some students. Once you talk with them, you will be registering. See you at Breakaway!! Register here


Baptism Class | May 12

Baptism, what is it? Why should I get baptized? What does it mean for me and my faith? These are great questions and we are sure you have more. Join us Sunday, May 12th during our 3rd service (11:30am) on 2nd floor Whiteside as we discuss these questions and many more. You don't want to miss this opportunity.  Baptism will take place during services the weekend of May 18/19 in the main sanctuary.  (There will also be a baptism class and an outdoor, lake-side baptism offered in August.)




Write to our Compassion Students

Tips for writing your letter: - Introduce yourself! Talk about your family, pets, hobbies, and why you like being a part of ACAC Student Ministries. - Ask questions! Ask about how school is going, their favorite Bible stories, about their siblings, or their friends. - Talk about your school, or sports you play, or your relationship with Jesus. - Include your favorite Bible verse if you want!

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ACAC Collegiate Scholarships

If you have any questions about the forms, the schedule or need assistance to access the forms online, please email Jane Eichenlaub, [email protected]

First Time Scholarship Applicants

If you are a new, first time student you are eligible to apply for the Collegiate Scholarship. You will find the application instructions, scholarship application and the student financial worksheet. Please fill out all of these forms and follow the instructions enclosed.

Forms and Requirements


Forms to Complete

  Student Application

  Financial Worksheet

Information to Obtain and Turn in

  High School / current school transcript

Returning Student Applicants

If you have received collegiate scholarship funds in previous years and are a returning student, you are still eligible to receive funds for the current school year. You will find the application instructions as well as necessary forms here. Please fill out: the application, note of intent for Fall 2018 and the student journey questionnaire.  Follow the instructions enclosed on the forms.

Forms and Requirements


Forms to Complete

  Scholarship Note of Intent

  Student Journey Questionnaire

Information to Obtain and Turn in

  Current School Transcript

Ted Mock Scholarship

If you are currently in college you are eligible to apply for the Ted Mock Spiritual Leadership Award. People have described Pastor Ted with words like "Encouraging, Flexible, Progressive, Leader, Faithful, Humble, Joyful and Honorable." If you feel you possess and exhibit characteristics similar to Ted, take some time apply for the Ted Mock scholarship. Follow the instructions enclosed on the forms.

Forms and Requirements

Forms to Complete

  Ted Mock Reference Form

  Ted Mock Application

January 2019 Parent Meeting Recap

Missed the parent meeting?  Here are a few highlights...

Programs: Midweek and Sunday (also included events and activities)

We shared all the themes and topics being discussed during our the middle school and high school programs. We also shared about all the upcoming events and activities that are being organized for your son, daughter and their friends. You can reference the calendar and program information at the top of this page.


There are two Summer Missions Opportunities for students. For students currently in 6th-7th grade, they can participate in the RE:Lease trip to Ohio.  For students currently in 8th-12th grade, they can participate in the national Alliance youth conference called LIFE. Please check our website to find out more information regarding these trips. 

Partnering with Parents

We talked openly about how vital it is for our SM staff to work in partnership with parents. It takes a community to develop young people today. We want to assist parents in the development process. We talked through 3 questions:

  1. What is going in your family and your kid's life, right now, that would help me and the other youth leaders know how to best walk alongside you? How can the youth ministry team support you and your family better?
  2. In your relationship with your children, how have you seen their spiritual development?
  3. What issues, if any, are you experiencing with your children from social media?

Prayer - We spent some praying for one another in small groups.

As you review these highlights of our parent meeting, if any questions, concerns, thoughts, and/or ideas come to mind, please do not hesitate to share them with our team. We look forward to connecting with you and your youth even more. Check your email periodically for our Parent Newsletter and for updates on upcoming events and activities. God bless you all!

Pastor Joe Oliver