west side youth

a church-based home for nyc youth

At West Side Youth, middle and high school students explore, wrestle with, and take ownership of their faith in Jesus.

Through intentional relationships and in partnership with families, we walk alongside youth as they navigate everyday life in NYC and rise to the call of participating in God’s mission of peace to the city and beyond.

upcoming events

for youth

friday youth group

Every Friday night from 7-9 PM we meet for Youth Group at the W83 Ministry Center (150 W 83rd St). Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers meet separately. All students grades 6-12 are welcome.

  • High School: 4th floor
  • Middle School: 3rd floor

Join us for a night of pizza, worship, a talk, small group discussions, and community!

Any questions? Get in touch.

small groups

Interested in meeting up with other students during the week? Complete the form linked below to share your availability and help us connect you to a youth small group.

youth service opportunities

Serving together is a great way to build deeper connections with each other and our city. Here are a variety of opportunities for youth to serve both inside and outside the church:

  • All Angels’ Community Meal: Every month we visit All Angels’ Church to help serve a meal to the community, including our neighbors experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Sign up here.
  • Worship Team: A band comprised mostly of youth leads us in worship at Friday Youth Group. If you’re interested in joining the worship team, let us know.
  • Redeemer West Side Sunday Greeters: Periodically youth take over the Sunday service greeter team at Redeemer West Side. Sign up here to join the team.
  • Have an idea for a service opportunity West Side Youth can get involved in? We’d love to hear it! Get in touch at hello@wsyouth.com.

for adults

join our volunteer team

West Side Youth couldn’t exist without an amazing team of volunteers. We welcome volunteers for all of our events, but our greatest need is always regular volunteers on Friday nights for Youth Group.

Outside of Fridays, we have opportunities to serve at Sports Saturdays, leading small groups during the week, hosting gatherings in your home, joining us for prayer, and more.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you can view a list of all volunteer opportunities via the button below.

support our ministry

We would love your partnership in helping fund West Side Youth. You can make two types of donations:

General Ministry Donation: This supports the entire West Side Youth ministry. Donate here.

Scholarship Fund Donation: This directly funds need-based scholarships for youth to join events like retreats, classes, etc. Donate here.

resources & forms

Registration Form: If you’re a parent or guardian whose youth will be attending any of our events, we’ll need a registration form completed by you. This form will remain valid for the entirety of the ministry year (please note, certain venues or events may require additional forms). Register your youth here.

Scholarship FormWe never want cost to prevent youth from joining an event. If you would like to request financial assistance to help cover your youth’s registration fee for a particular event, complete this form and return it to hello@wsyouth.com.

prayer meetings

One of the best ways you can support our work is by joining us in prayer. We meet every 1st & 3rd Wednesday morning from 9:00-9:45am to pray for the youth and their families and friends. All adults are invited to join us—prayer takes place at the W83 Ministry Center (150 W 83rd St) but you can also participate virtually over Zoom. Sign up here if you’re interested in joining.

get in touch

Have a question, comment, or anything else to share? Fill out the form below.

our team

Shirley Hyun

Youth Ministry Director, Redeemer West Side

shirley.hyun@redeemerws.com

Ryan Christoffel

Youth Ministry Manager, Redeemer West Side

ryan.christoffel@redeemerws.com

Noël U.

Youth Ministry Manager, Redeemer Lincoln Square

youth@redeemerlsq.com

1:1 meetups

Are you a youth or adult interested in meeting up with a West Side Youth staff member? Reach out using our staff emails or contact form—we’d love to connect with you. 

follow us

follow us on Instagram: @ws_youth