Info for Parents

Who can go to youth?

Any current 6th-12th grade student is allowed to attend!

When do y'all meet?

Weekly Programming

Sunday Mornings: 9:30am-10:20am

Sunday Evenings: 5pm-7:30pm

Wednesday Evenings: Middle School 6pm-7pm / High School 7:30pm-8:30pm


Guys/Girls Hangout

Senior Project

Student Leadership Meeting


Fall Retreat


Church Camp

More detailed information on programming listed above can be found here

Who's in charge around here?

Me (RYAN PAUL BURK). I've been working at WEST since Fall of 2019 and have loved being a part of this great ministry! I grew up in Lubbock since age 7 (after moving from Dallas) and attended Aldersgate Church where I first discovered a passion for ministry. I'm pretty easy going, but will go absolutely insane if I see a cute dog.

This is me and my first balloon animal

Is it just you?

No! Thank goodness. WEST has several adult volunteers, sponsors, and a Girls Outreach Coordinator: Emma Stonum. Your student(s) will never be in a private location alone with myself, a leader, or another student.

What is the goal of this youth group?

I love having fun with students (and we will have fun), but more importantly I'm committed to helping you the parent  form and mold your kid into a loving, mature, dedicated Christian. I say help because that's all I can do. Ultimately, the most powerful spiritual force and influence in any students life always rests within the household. I want to partner with you the parent(s) to develop long-lasting bonds with your student(s) so that their walk with Christ isn't just found within a youth group- but rooted deeply within their homes.

Furthermore, it is my goal that each and every student who comes through WEST will be equipped to:

What if my student is uncomfortable or unsure about going to youth?

Students having hesitations is completely normal! Here are 3 ways we can help:

How can I stay up to date?

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