High School – VENUE


Every Wednesday, hundreds of high school students (9th-12th grade) get together to have a good time, see their friends, meet new ones, and learn about God’s plan for their lives.

Venue is a place to have a personal encounter with God, a place to be accepted just as you are, a place to bring your friends, a place to use your passions, & be moved to change the world you live in.

When we come together on Wednesdays, our goal is to give students an environment to Worship God, hear the Bible taught in a creative, relevant way, and finally, to provide community and discussion through life groups. Our life groups are split up by grade so that students are with people going through the same things they are! They meet in safe settings with our amazing, well-trained leaders.

A note to parents: We understand how important young people are. At Venue, we are committed to the high school-aged youth of Rockford and the surrounding area. We believe in strong family values and understand that without parents’ support, this ministry would not be successful.

Venue is lead by Pastors Jon Rush and Megan Valentine.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of the Venue Team, call us at 815.639.7539 or email Abby at abbym@rockfordfirst.com.

Service Times

Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, CLS Amphitheater

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