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 June is focusing on the Armor of God and how to suit up for the battle Christians face every day!

June 1 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

June 8 - Teaching Night - 6:30-8PM

June 15 - Color Clash - 6:30-8:30PM

June 22 - Teaching Night - 6-7:30PM

June 29 - Teaching Night - 6-7:30PM

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

  • LEsson Series  //  Suit Up

    Over summer, we are looking at the Armor of God in Ephesians 6. Every two weeks will be focused on one element of the armor. As we share our personal testimonies every other week, we are looking forward to equipping and empowering students to be ready to stand for God in all things! 

  • Movie Night  //  July 2

    Come get the action of the silver screen rolling at our Movie Night on July 2 starting at 7PM! We will have popcorn, snacks, and of course a movie on the big screen! This is a free event and we will stay at the church. Register here.

  • Fun in the sun party  //  July 30

    Whip out your shades and put on your swimsuit for our Fun in the Sun Party happening on July 30 from 1-4PM! For this event, we are starting at Summit and traveling off-site. We will have yard games, a place to swim, and lots of fun activities! Beat the heat by hanging with the cool kids! Registration for this event will open soon. 

  • Roller skating  //  August 8

    Come roll with us as we go roller skating at Galaxy Skating Rink on August 8 from 6-8PM.  After meeting at Summit church, we will drive over to the rink then return to the church around 8PM. Register here.

  • Laser tag  //  August 22

    Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to join Summit Preteen for our night of Lazer Tag madness happening on August 22! Meeting at the church at 5:30PM, we will carpool over and spend some time firing at each other till we return around 8:30PM. Registration will open soon for this event!

  • Big-games Night  //  August 31

    On August 31, during our normal Summit Preteen time from 6-7:30PM, we will be having a Big Game night filled with big team games! Weather permitting, we will meet at Summit Park and use the grass space available down there. Wear clothes that can get dirty! There is no registration needed for this 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.