• High Noon: Bible Study & Lunch

    This is a summer favorite!

  • Midweek Mix-Up: Six Flags White Water

    Invite a friend to Six Flags White Water with ryeX!

  • High Noon: Bible Study & Lunch

    This is a summer favorite!

  • Chattanooga Mission Experience 2019

    Chattanooga Mission Experience will be the highlight of your summer!

  • Midweek Mix-Up: Shoot the Hooch

  • High Noon: Bible Study & Lunch

    This is a summer favorite!

  • High Noon: Bible Study & Lunch

    This is a summer favorite!

  • Midweek Mix-Up: WhirlyBall

    A great way to spend a summer afternoon with friends. Let’s drive bumper cars, pass the wiffleball and score for your team!

  • High Noon: Bible Study & Lunch

    This is a summer favorite!

  • ryeX RAPIDS 2019: a middle school summer camp

    A fun summer camp in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!

  • May MOE: eXtreme ryeX Field Day

    Don’t miss the insane, eXtreme ryeX FIELD DAY!

  • April MOE: Good Friday Gathering

    Invite a friend to Good Friday Worship and then lunch afterwards!

  • Family Mission Trip 2019

    Come reap the rewards of serving together!

  • March MOE: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

    Invite your friends to the March MOE at Sky Zone!

  • eXtreme retreat 2019: Greatness

    You don't want to miss this retreat! eXtreme retreat 2019 is our annual in-town winter retreat for youth in grades 6-12. This year our speakers media personalities Meesa & Meah of M&M Live Radio explore how you were made for Greatness!

  • January MOE: Laser Tag and Bowling

    Bring your friends to this fun event!

  • December MOE: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

    Middle Schoolers - it's your turn for an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

  • Parenting with Purpose

    Parents of ryeX youth are invited for dinner and discussion.

  • November MOE: Gobble Games

    Middle School Students are invited to the November MOE: Gobble Games! MOE's (Monthly Outreach Events) are a great place to invite a friend to enjoy ryeX youth ministries.

  • Awanita 2018 Fall Retreat

    It's going to be awesome - zip lines, water slides, a mud pit, night hummer rides, a bonfire, and mountain top worship!

  • September MOE: Uncle Shucks Corn Maze

    Invite a friend to Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze in Dawsonville!

  • August MOE: Snack 'n Splat

    A MOE is a monthly outreach event and a great place to introduce your friends to ryeX Youth Ministry. August MOE: Snack n’ Splat - Epic Water Balloon Fight

Middle School

There is a lot going on in the Middle School Ministry of ryeX! We have TONS of fun, but we also give students the opportunity to grow in their relationship with God, and in their relationships with each other. We are committed to building a community in which students feel comfortable being real, asking questions, and exploring what it means to be a follower of Christ in their middle school world. Check out all that we have going on, and come hang out.

Sunday Mornings

Each Sunday morning, we meet from 9:45-10:45 in the Garage (the name of our middle school room). During this time, we hang out, play games, worship, and hear a lesson. After the lesson, we break into what we call Talk Back Groups. These groups are divided by grade and gender, and during this time, we talk together about the lesson and figure out how we can apply it to our lives.

Wednesday Night Small Groups

On Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30, we meet in groups of about 7-10 students, divided by grade and gender. In these groups, we laugh together, pray together, and study God’s Word together. Each group is listed below with information about leaders and meeting places.
To join a small group contact Jaymi Hendrix, Director of Youth Small Groups.


MOE (Monthly Outreach Event):

One Friday night a month, we simply get together to hang out! During our MOE's, we meet at the church and then head out to a fun location in/near the Roswell area. We have gone to the Corn Maze at Uncle Shucks, Sky Zone, bowling alleys, roller skating rinks, etc. This is a great time for students to invite their friends!

Retreats, Camps, Mission Experiences, etc.:
Throughout the year, we offer different retreats, camps, and mission opportunities.
Visit our EVENTS page to see what is coming up!


Wildfire: Middle School Leadership Team

Wildfire is the name for our student leadership team. We encourage our students in Wildfire to be welcoming and engaging to all the students who come to ryeX events. We want them to have a “servant’s heart” and put others needs before their own.

Students must apply to be on our Wildfire team and will be required to come to monthly training and discussion times. We equip our students through teaching topics that encourage them to live out their faith in their youth group and school. Students, this is your opportunity to step up, learn some leadership skills and take ownership in the future of ryeX!

We are offering "sub" teams to students who are interested in additional responsibilities. The sub teams are:

  • Wildfire Worship – worship band will play on Sunday mornings and have additional rehearsal requirements.
  • Wildfire Media – students will be trained to help on Sunday mornings with the sound board, slides, etc and help with social media promotions.
  • Wildfire Connect – students will help welcome others (especially new students), help get them where they need to be, join in conversations on our space design, t-shirt designs, and some event planning.

Please complete the application and turn it in to Jaymi Hendrix, Director of Youth Small Groups.

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6th Grade Girls

Jaymi Hendrix & Campbell Flint       

Meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Room Across the Street.

6th & 7th Grade Guys

Robby Cella & Kemo Jones

Meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Garage.

7th Grade Girls

Emi Cella, Rebecca Lee, & Maya Verma            

Meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Loft.

8th Grade Guys

Mike Chandler & Rob Lockery

Meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Room Next Door.

8th Grade Girls

Lori Howell, Kim Wright, & Lindsay Seaman        

Meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Prayer Room.