Youth Groups/Students

Why your middle schooler will love Velocity

Hanging out with middle schoolers in Valrico is a calling we are grateful for. Not everyone can take on the energy they bring, but our leaders at Velocity thrive on it!

We aren't looking to extinguish your middle schooler's fire. In fact, we want it to burn brighter! To do this, we created an environment where they are encouraged to come as they are and have fun.

What is Velocity

Velocity is our high school and middle school youth group that meets in Valrico at Centerpoint Church every Wednesday night.

At Velocity we want your kids to know Jesus and make connections with friends that will last. High school is just around the corner for your kids. We want to equip them for what will be some of the most defining moments of their lives.  

We’re on a mission to show your teens that they are a vital part of our community NOW.

Middle schoolers are world changers

6th to 12th graders have the potential to change the world. So we’ve set out to inspire them to do just that. We want to inspire the next generation to live a gospel-centered life. We want them to enjoy crazy games, loud music, and fun in a healthy affirming environment. This is a place where they can feel safe and comfortable enough to be different. We encourage hard questions and want them to bring friends.

We hope that Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM is a time your middle school students won't want to miss!

We are in Valrico

Centerpoint Church is located on the corner of S. Miller Rd and Durant in Valrico. Enter on Durant and follow the orange cones in the drive for drop off and pick up. If it’s your teens first night with us, park and come in. We want to meet you and know who to contact in case of emergencies.

Centerpoint Church is an alternative to church as usual. Our high school and middle school youth group in Valrico holds that same mission. We are tearing down every necessary barrier. Your teen doesn’t have to believe everything we say. In fact, we want them to bring hard questions.

Find out more

Velocity offers various events throughout the year.

Parent information nights happen once a month where someone from our team will meet with you and answer questions.

The latest updates about upcoming middle school youth group activities are available by subscribing to our mailing list or following us on Instagram.


How to keep high school students in church

Velocity is our middle and high school youth group that meets in Valrico at Centerpoint Church every Wednesday night.

At Velocity we want your kids to know Jesus and make connections with friends that will last. Your teen is approaching adulthood quickly. We don’t want them to think church only happens while they live at home.  

We’re on a mission to show your middle and high school students that they are a vital part of our community NOW.

What to expect

6th to 12th graders have the potential to change the world. So, we’ve set out to inspire them to do just that. We created an environment to inspire youth to live a gospel-centered life. Velocity challenges them to reach out to friends here in Valrico to tell them about Jesus. We want them to enjoy crazy games, loud music, and fun in a healthy affirming environment. This is a place where they can come as they are. It's a place where they can feel safe and comfortable to be different and ask hard questions.

We know Valrico and Brandon have a lot to offer your teens. Schedules fill fast with extracurriculars, after-school jobs, homework, and local events. We hope that Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM is a time your high school students won't want to miss!

Where to find us

Conveniently located on the corner of S. Miller Rd and Durant, just follow the orange cones for drop off and pick up. If it's your teens first night with us, park and come in. We want to meet you. Check your kid in the first night, so we know how to contact you in case of emergencies.

Centerpoint Church is an alternative to church as usual. Our middle and high school youth group in Valrico holds that same mission. We are tearing down every unnecessary barrier. We want your teens to feel safe to come as they are and to hear about Jesus, whether they buy into everything we say or not.

Come check us out!

Stay up to date

Velocity offers various events throughout the year.

Parent information nights happen once a month. Someone from our team will meet with you and answer questions.

The latest updates regarding upcoming youth group activities in Valrico (and some, like camp, further away) are available by subscribing to our mailing list or following us on Instagram.



We want you to join us at camp this summer

Every Wednesday night our middle and high school youth gather for Velocity. This year we’re packing our bags and making plans to leave Valrico for the Word of Life Summer Bible Camp June 23-29, 2019!

Transportation

Parents can choose to drive their kids to Word of Life Camp in Hudson, FL or drop them off at the Centerpoint Church campus in Valrico. We will bus students to and from the Bible camp together.

$45 for church transportation to and from camp is due June 12th.   

What to expect at Bible camp this summer

Expect a week of high-energy worship and activities. Every moment is filled with sports, swimming, paintball, tubing, arts and crafts, ropes courses, speakers, games, new friends and more. Quiet moments of reflection are carved out allowing the teens to process all they are taking in.

Every element of this summer Bible camp is designed to challenge the teens to ask hard questions of their faith. They'll be exploring and growing into a closer relationship with God.

Then what

Following camp, we build on what our middle and high school youth have experienced. Once we are back in Valrico, we continue what summer Bible camp began. Think of camp as a springboard for growth, one we will continue to encourage. We want to keep that energy and excitement for Christ active yearround!

Registration and Scholarships

Register for camp on the Word of Life site. There is a non-refundable deposit of $75 due by May 1st. Go here to begin the registration process. Cut off for camp is June 12th. Scholarships are available and are provided and handled by Word of Life. Partial and full scholarships are available based on individual needs and available funds.

If you have more questions check out the camp’s FAQs. If you can’t find the answer, contact one of the youth leaders and we’ll be happy to help.

A quick recap

Where: Word of Life in Hudson Fl

When: June 23-29

Cost: $390

  • $75 deposit due May 1st

  • $45 for church transportation to and from camp due June 12th

  • CUT OFF FOR CAMP IS June 12th

  • Scholarship info: fill out the paperwork provided by Word of Life, and they will handle the scholarships

Another camp meeting will be scheduled as we get closer to the date.

Who we are

Velocity is our student movement for middle and high schoolers (6th-12th grade). We believe in the next generation and their potential to change the world. That's why we've created an environment that will share Truth, inspire students to live a gospel-centered life and challenge them to lead others toward Jesus -- all while enjoying crazy games, loud music, and youthful shenanigans with their friends. And we are doing it year-round! Every Wednesday in Valrico at 6:30 PM.

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