Next Gen

At Influence Church we know the importance of calling the next generation to live for God!

We believe that parents are the greatest influence on their teens, and we commit to partnering with families by creating a fun, engaging, and meaningful experience for youth in Grade 6 through High School. 


2nd, 4th, + 5th Wednesdays

Games! Worship! Teaching! Small group discussion! And, of course, snacks!

Pursuit meets the 2nd + 4th Wednesday nights each month. These nights help to give youth a sure foundation in their faith and meaningful friendships that will last a lifetime!

When: 2nd, 4th, + 5th Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Location: The Wiethoff’s home, Hanover

Youth Takeover

1st Wednesday

On the first Wednesday each month Next Gen is completely led by the youth! Live worship, discussion, games… The youth are large and in charge. And it’s amazing!

When: 1st Wednesday 6:30-8:39pm
Location: The Wiethoff’s home, Hanover

Outreach Night

3rd Wednesday

Bring your friends! Tell everyone!

The fun is contagious at our Next Gen parties, volleyball nights, and special events planned each month on the 3rd Wednesday.

Dream Team

Sunday Services

Our teens are influencers! And they have so much to offer the Body of Christ.

We want to help teens plug in to our Dream Team and find ways to grow and use their gifts right here, right now.

Meet Our Youth Leaders

Mario and Julia Hadley

Mario and Julia are newlyweds with a passion to see Jesus move in the generation.

Mario encountered Jesus in a powerful way at a youth group service when he was 16. He realized that Jesus had been with him his whole life even though he didn’t grow up in church. Mario has experience as a volunteer youth leader for two summers at River Valley Church along with lots ministry experience with college students at Bethel University. His hobbies include Jiu Jitsu, hockey, fishing, and playing guitar.  His heart is to build a strong and uplifting community with student while having fun! Serving Jesus is so joyful and exciting, especially when we do it together! 

Julia Hadley gave her life to Christ at 18 years old while serving in the Military. She has been working with Influence Youth since summer 2022, including being a camp counselor at summer camp. She is excited to grow with Influence Next Gen and be an example of a God-fearing woman. Julia has a desire to create a community of youth that will foster relationships with others and the Lord.