What is Collide?

Through the power of the Holy Spirit we seek to love teenagers and point them to Jesus Christ. We’re not so much of a youth group as we are a youth family. We love to see teenagers lives change through the life changing message of the gospel.
By partnering with the family our desire is to see young people embrace Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and through solid biblical teaching, flourish and grow in their faith in the context of a loving, Christian community within the local church. As a result of this, they will be forever changed by the message of the Gospel, as they are held accountable to their faith in a loving Christian community of adults and friends.
For us everything revolves around community and getting students connected with adults who love them.
We believe having your child a part of our program will be essential to their long-term growth as a Christian. As they grow closer to more adults who are following Jesus, they will become more connected with the church body. This will only help in the discipleship of the child over the long haul.
The truth is- parents need other adults to speak truth into the life of their teenager. We need each other to reach young people. Youth culture and parent advocate Walt Mueller says, “God’s design is to use families and the larger body of Christ to point young people to their divine purpose.” Let’s partner together to make this happen!
During Youth Pastor Heather Quiroz’ time off, we wanted to let you know that Mike Bowns will be the contact person for all youth programming questions. The current youth volunteers will be coming alongside Mike to help keep the Collide Youth Program running smoothly. If you need to speak to Mike, you can email him at or call or text Mike at 309-371-2471.
“Therefore , if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old is gone and the new has come”
2 Corinthians 5:17
What to expect at Collide?
Expect to have fun! Have lots of great snacks, plays some fun games and most importantly learn about what it means to know God personally through Jesus Christ. We highly value outreach and love seeing students come from all walks of life, even if you don’t have a church home you are welcome at Collide.

What’s going on at Collide?

All Night Out coming in March!

Mark your calendar for Friday, March 2nd at 6pm through Saturday, March 3rd at 6am.


Thank You Tree

HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has served in the youth and children’s ministries this year!


High School Hangouts 2018

High School Hangouts are for all kids grades 9th-12th so bring a friend!


Junior High Sunday School
A Sunday School class lead by Kevin & Pam Ricke for students in 6th and 8th grade. Every Sunday from 9-10am in Room E.
Come and learn more about God and have some great discussion! This is great biblical training for our young people.
High School Sunday School
A Sunday School class lead by Heather Quiroz for students in 9th-12th grade. Every Sunday from 9-10am in the back of the Collide Youth Room. This is where we dig deep into the bible together, to grow in our understanding of God’s word.  There’s usually food and a quick game to get us going for the morning.  
Before School Groups
High School  Mondays at 7:45am in Mr. Robertson’s room.
MCJH Wednesdays at 7:45am in the Chorus room
MCIS Tuesdays at 7:40am in the Library
Homeschool students are invited too!
 Jr. High and High School students will meet during Wednesday Night Live from 6:30-8:00 pm until Novebmer 8th. Please register here
20 Something
Meets every Thursday Night at 8pm at the Ricke’s home (1100 S College Ave). Open to all college aged-20 somethings. Current Study is “Experiencing God.”  Questions, see Jon Ricke. No need to sign up, just show up.
FCA at the High School
Join us every Friday at 7:30am in Mr. Robertson’s room for Fellowship of Christian Athletes! 
El Salvador Youth Mission Trip
Those individuals attending the Youth Mission Trip July 28th – Aug 4th, here are the docs you will need: Travel Packet, Schedule, Letter of Consent. Questions, see Pastor Luke

Want to know more?
Contact our Youth Pastor, Heather Quiroz at If you are a parent of someone in Collide and would like to receive periodic email updates about what’s happening at Collide, please complete the form below.

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