We offer programs on both Wednesday and Sunday nights for this age group. Both The River on Sundays, and Deeper on Wednesdays, challenges and encourages students to experience the presence and power of a relationship with God.

THE RIVER: Sunday Evenings

6:00pm — Shakopee Campus, Worship Center

Students are challenged, impacted and invited to experience and develop a personal relationship with God through high-energy, authentic worship, hearing from God’s Word, small discussion groups with peers, and one-on-one guidance from caring leaders.



Social Time — hang with friends, canteen open


Worship Service — awesome music, relevant message


Discussion Groups — students of same age/gender talk

Social Time — hang with friends, canteen open

DEEPER: Wednesday Evenings

6:30pm — Homes in New Prague, Jordan, Prior Lake and Shakopee

September thru April only

Grades 9 - 12 also meet on Wednesday evenings September thru April only. Here students have a chance to grow DEEPER in their ability to study God’s Word as it applies to their lives and what they are going through.


Lindstrom Home

New Prague:
Svoboda Home

Prior Lake:
O'Neil Home

Ray Home

Please contact Sam Dahl at 952-447-0541 or samd@friendshipmn.org for specific address information.


Work, Serve and Worship

Avodah is a local mission project for students in grades 9 - 12. We encourage them to serve the community in various aspects such as serving the homeless or helping at a women's shelter. It’s about coming together with hearts as one. Losing ourselves in worship as we work to serve the real needs of humanity in the name of Jesus Christ.

Please view the Upcoming Events section on this page to see specific event information.


Fall Retreat Grades 6 – 12

Students spend five days together (over MEA in October) devoted to God. Great speakers, worship band, group discussion, team building games and a ton of fun.

Love Your Parents Banquet Grades 9 – 12

An annual themed event giving students the opportunity to show their love and appreciation to parents. Always an enjoyable evening of food, fun and entertainment.

Spring Retreat Grades 9 – 12

An opportunity for students in The River to get away together to grow in their faith and grow in relationships with each other.





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