Youth Students


The youth ministries at Wellshire exist to be a place where students feel safe to explore their faith in Jesus Christ, participate in God’s mission for the world, and develop authentic relationships with their peers, their leaders, and our Triune God. Wellshire’s Middle School and High School groups are open to all sixth through twelve grade students.


Sunday evening programming for youth students

Middle school and high school students are invited to programming every Sunday!

    • 4:30-6:30 pm: Middle School Youth Group
    • 5:45-7:30 pm: High School Youth Group

*There is an overlap between middle and high school students every Sunday evening from 5:45 to 6:30 pm for All Youth Worship, a time of praising God through songs and prayer.

Youth Ministry Trips and Overnights

Wellshire offers several opportunities for youth students to attend meaningful trips and overnights:

Serve and Learn Trip (SALT): a 5-7 day summer trip open to all incoming ninth graders to just-graduated high school students.

Fall Retreat: a weekend retreat open to all middle and high school students

Middle school overnight: a one-night event at Wellshire, open to all sixth through eighth grade students

Winter Retreat: a weekend retreat in partnership with Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, open to all high school students

Easter Vigil: an overnight the night before Easter, open to all high school students and includes attending the annual Sunrise Easter Service at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Youth Leadership Retreat: a 2-3 day retreat for current members of the Youth Leadership Team (YLT)

Contact Rev. Kiersten Hill to learn more.

Racial Justice Resources

What We Believe

Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race is contrary to the Word of God. God’s love extends equally to ALL people.

Students and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ

At Wellshire Presbyterian Church, we are committed to raising a generation of students who are empathetic and determined participants in God’s mission for the world. As followers of Jesus, students and adults alike are called to pursue justice and equity for all. Wellshire Presbyterian Church follows this call through education and service programs offered to all ages. If you’d like to learn more about what Wellshire Youth Ministries are doing to raise a generation of people who are committed to pursuing justice and equity for all, contact Rev. Kiersten Hill.

Book Recommendations for Students and Families

The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Just Mercy (Adapted Young Adult Version), by Bryan Stevenson
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
White Privilege (Race in America), by M.T. Blakemore
Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates