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Two difficult transitions take place during a student’s time with our ministry. The first transition happens between 8th and 9th grade. Double or triple class sizes, new mammoth facilities that need road maps to navigate, and hormones that are rapidly changing brain chemistry and causing new feelings and emotions. This time often finds teenagers shocked and having to adjust quickly to the change in tempo and behavior of the world around them. 
The second transition is the one from 12th grade to post high school. For some this means college and the tension of getting to recreate themselves. For others this includes a full time job or tech school and the realities of “the real world” coming right at an 18 year old. The church as a whole loses a large number of people between the ages of 17 to 24, and a lot of that has to do with this time of transition at the end of high school.
As our volunteer leaders develop relationships with students, we hope the leader’s experiences and vulnerability allow our students to gain a better understanding of what’s ahead of them and have a firm grasp of where their value comes from before they’re thrown into the chaos of transition.  We realize we can’t stop difficult things from happening to students, but we would love to walk next to them as they navigate through those times.
If you have any questions or want more information feel free to contact our Youth Pastor, Matt Schulte 
Phone: (517)-643-0483 Email: Matt@Hopegh.com
We have some incredible volunteer leaders. Here are the amazing people serving students this year at Hope.
5th/6th Grade
Ed Hosley  
Dave Lenger
Jackie Lenger
Brandon Boerson
7th/8th Grade
Matt Schulte
Bob Dixon
Yvonne Dixon
Brandon Steury
9th/12th Grade
Cheryl Clark
Joe Clark
Jackie Lenger
Steve Walker
Alicia Reenders
Click on the link below to see the Fall 2019 Calendar
Interested in sending your student to one of our events? Please fill out our online release form here.