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. 

iY: Youth Group

2nd, 4th, + 5th Wednesdays – 6:30-8:30pm

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

iY 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 Dima’s Home, 10599 108th Ave N, Hanover

First Wednesday

1st Wednesday @ Substance Church

On the first Wednesday each month we head to Substance Church (Spring Lake Park) for their First Wednesday service. Amazing worship, great teaching, and always an after party!

Carpool 6:15pm from Hanover
Service 7:00pm
Return 9:45pm

Surprise Night

3rd Wednesday

Bring your friends! Tell everyone!

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

Dream Team

Sunday Services

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

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

Meet Our Youth Leaders

Mario Hadley

Mario Hadley 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 McAlpin

Julia McAlpin 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 plays collegiate hockey at Bethel University. She is excited to grow with influence youth 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.