Merge is focused on equipping high school students to be disciples, so they can become key members of the church through the college years and beyond. We do this through fervent Wednesday Night worship experiences, Christ-centered small groups, transformational retreats and life-changing short-term trips. View the 2015-2016 Merge calendar.

Events & Retreats

Winter Retreat

February 12-15
$250 by January 31
$275 after January 31

The Merge Winter Retreat is taking place at Laurelville Mennonite Camp in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania once again! It's a time to grow in relationship with God, experience incredible worship and have fun in the snow. On Sunday, February 14, we will spend the day at the Seven Springs ski lodge just outside of Mt. Pleasant. There are additional costs to participate in skiing or other snow activities at Seven Springs. Contact Michelle Hogge at or 317.580.6874 with questions. View the packing list.

Student Registration        Leader Registration

Premiere Nights

February 21, 28 & March 6 
6:00–8:00 p.m. (146th Street)

The Premiere Nights are happening the three Sundays after the Winter Retreat! We are taking our Wednesday Night large group time and our weekend small groups, and combining them into one big awesome night! See you there, no registration needed.

Parents' Forum

March 9 at 7:00 p.m. (146th Street)

While your students are at Merge, we invite you to join us for the Parents' Forum. Each Parent's Forum will focus on a different aspect of parenting and navigating the teenage years. At the next Parents' Forum, Rob will cover "How to Use Technology with Our Students." While we need to monitor and protect social media usage, it's also good to get creative and help you understand the tools your students are using. This is a time for you to connect with student ministry leaders and other parents. Registration is not required, but we do have childcare available for those attending the Parent's Forum who sign up in advance.

Childcare Signup

Check out our events page to see what else is happening at Grace.

Weekend Small Groups

August – May (All Campuses)

Small groups are a perfect place for students to form friendships with other students, build relationships with adult leaders and grow closer to God. Groups are encouraged to establish accountability with each other, get involved in ministry, serve the local community and participate in service projects. Freshmen and sophomores meet onsite at each campus during regular service hours. Juniors and seniors meet off-site on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. We do ask that you sign up to commit to a specific small group for the sake of consistency in relationships.

Small Group Signup

Girls: Contact Kandy Thompson at or 317.580.2733.
Guys: Contact Jon Hogge at or 317.580.6847.

Wednesday Nights 

August – June at 7:00 p.m. (at 146th Street)

Wednesday nights are about getting together to worship God in a big way, learning more about the Bible, connecting with other high school students and playing a few games. If you're not sure what you think about God or you already call Jesus your Savior, but want to go deeper, this is the place for you! This is a great place to get connected, so feel free to invite your friends too. Registration is not required for Wednesday nights, just come as you are. 

Short-term Trips

One way we launch our students into God’s kingdom work is through short-term trips. Each summer, Merge students have the opportunity to be a part of one of these many impactful mission experiences. Students can choose from a variety of service projects in dozens of different locations such as Indianapolis, Mississippi, Haiti, Kenya and more. To learn more and sign up, visit our Short-term Trips page.

LIFT - Disability Ministry

Welcome to LIFT (Loving Individuals and Families Together), the disability ministry here at Grace Church. LIFT – Student Ministries (6th – 12th grade) also strives to provide ways to love students with disabilities through special events, the self-contained room, and with the one-on-one buddy program. To learn more, visit the LIFT page. LIFT is currently only available at our 146th Street campus.


We are always looking for new people to join the team! If you would like to volunteer in Merge, see a complete list of opportunities on our serving page or sign up to serve using the button below.

Volunteer Signup

Have questions or want to get connected? Contact Michelle Hogge at