Summit Preteen


Summit Preteen meets weekly on Wednesdays in Room 107 at Summit Church from 6:30PM-8PM during the school year and from 6-7:30PM during our summer months. This is a ministry for preteens currently in 5th and 6th grade. We believe this age group is in a unique stage of life as they learn how to take their faith, identity, and purpose into the real world. We lead preteens to follow Christ through engaging games, teaching and a time of small groups. For more information, please email Josh Ratliff

Our lesson series in September and October is called "The Basics" and walks preteens through the critical building blocks of faith. 

September 21 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

September 24 - Rum Village Aerial Park Event - 1:30-5PM

September 28 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

October 5 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

October 12 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

October 15 - Thistleberry Farms Event - 3-6PM

October 19 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

Preteens are also encouraged to join us every Sunday for our worship celebrations at 9AM or 10:45AM, as well as on YouTube at 6PM.

Upcoming Events

  • The Basics  //  Lesson Series

    Through the end of October, Summit Preteen is going through a series based on the basic building blocks of our faith. These foundational truths help provide grounding for our faith and challenge us to know what we stand on when it comes to the narrative of God throughout Scripture. 

  • Aerial Park Event  //  September 24

    Join us on September 24 for our trip to Rum Village Aerial Park! We will meet at the church at 1:30PM and drive over to Rum Village in South Bend. We will return around 5PM after a day of climbing, ziplines, and great fun! Cost is $10 per person. Register here. 

  • Thislteberry Farms EvenT  //  October 15

    On October 15, we are going to Thistleberry Farms for the activity area and corn maze! We are so excited for all the fun we have planned for this day and would love to have you join! We will meet at the church at 3PM and return back at 6PM. Register here by October 13 to come with us to this awesome, outdoor event!


This happens through a three-step process:


By bridging the foundation of the Christian faith to real life, we help preteens move from concrete learning to abstract thinking and application.


We help preteens develop Christ-centered relationships that will help them grow in their faith and live out God-created community.  


Jesus was a servant and calls us to be the same. We put others' needs ahead of our own by giving time and resources to each other, our community, and beyond.

Preteen Facebook Group

Are you in the preteen Facebook group? This is a private group for preteens and parents to interact with each other, and get news and updates for this ministry.

How do you join? Get in touch with Josh Ratliff on Facebook or FB Messenger and he will get you connected.