College & Young Adult Ministry
Our goal is to bring Young Adults and college students closer to Christ, and closer to one another, building intergenerational community and relationships.
Rooted College & Young Adult ministry was created to minister to and speak into the lives of college students at Fort Lewis College and has since grown into a full-blown young adult ministry. During the school year, students gather on the FLC campus at McPherson Chapel for worship once a week and attend men’s and women’s small groups. During the summer months, students and young adults still in town meet sporadically for small groups, events, and worship nights. Check back here for any announcements regarding those events!
Sometimes it feels like church community shies away from young adults. Sure, there’s Middle School and High School youth groups, there are college ministries (typically ages eighteen to twenty-two), but what do we do after college? Some of the most crucial years for our spiritual growth, and our community building are our “young adult” years but finding that community can be difficult. We are looking to make that community-building process simple! If you are a young adult seeking intentional community, we want to create a space, and opportunities for you to grow in your faith and your pursuit of life with people in the same season. Please fill out this form or reach out to Josh Mendrala, so that we can get you involved in our young adult community!
Join a Rooted Small Group
Become a Rooted Leader
Young Adult Interest Form
Summit is launching its Young Adult program this month! Summit YA is becoming the parent organization of our Rooted college ministry, expanding our Young Adult ministerial pursuits to providing intentional community and Christ-centered engagement for those outside of college as well (ages 18-30). Summit YA will create avenues for local Young Adults to build community, participate in the church more intentionally, and develop lasting relationships.
Join Summit Church for outdoor worship nights in Rotary Park this summer! Our next worship night is August 12th.
Summit YA is doing their first Bibles and Brews gathering on August 26th. We will be reading the book of Ecclesiastes independently throughout the month, then meeting at Animas Brewing Co. at 5:30PM on August 26th to discuss the book and engage in Christ-centered fellowship. Must be ages 21+
Young Adult & Worship Resident
Joshua is the leader of the Young Adult Ministry at Summit Church. Joshua has spent the last few years involved in ministry across Durango, serving as a worship leader and volunteering in youth ministry. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing, Joshua felt led to pour back into the college ministry that helped him rediscover his faith when he first moved to Durango. An avid writer, poet, musician, and lover of the outdoors, Joshua is excited to learn and be led by God in running our young adults and cannot wait to see how He moves in this ministry