SURF Preteen

Surf Preteen Ministry

SURF students in 5th and 6th grade are at a very transitional point in their lives, neither wanting to be treated as kids, nor yet ready to be treated as teens. It is Surf’s desire to minister to preteens by teaching them about Identity (Who God is + Who Am I), Belonging (Who is the Church + Where Do I Fit In), and Mission (Who is Jesus + What is my Mission).

Surf Meets in the Surf Shack on the west side of the NewCov campus.

Contact our Family/Preteen Pastor, Chip, for more info on Surf Preteen ministries at or (559) 298-0688.

Sunday Mornings

9:00am and 10:45am


  • At 9:00, Bill and Jan Choate take 5th/6th graders through a two year walk through the Bible. Their creative and fun way of teaching the Bible gives students a great foundation of seeing the whole picture of God’s word.
  • At 10:45, Dan Bartel and his team take an apologetics approach for preteens, and teach them how to solidify a faith of their own and how to defend the many questions that they will come across in this world. Topics include science, world religions, preparing for adolescence, how to study the Bible, etc.
Wednesday Nights



Wednesday night youth group including crazy games, authentic worship, strong Biblical teaching and gender/grade specific Life Groups.

Upcoming Events

6th Grade Helper Take-Over

This Wednesday night (March 20th), the 6th Grade leadership team at Surf are taking over the whole night. They’ll lead ever aspect of Surf, from the game, to announcements, and even the teaching. Come check it out!


6th Grade Graduation – May 31st

Our 9th annual 6th Grade graduation event is an awesome evening for 6th graders and their parents. Enjoy great food and a unique moment to pass on a parental blessing as our 6th graders move out of elementary school and into middle school. Look for your special invites in the mail or email Pastor Chip for more information.

Winter Camp

Winter Camp for preteens at Hartland Christian Camp is an awesome way for 5th and 6th graders to learn more about Jesus and take a step in owning their own faith. Winter Camp is an amazing weekend of fun, singing, games, an awesome speaker and meeting new friends. Space is very limited. Cost is $180 for everything.

2020 Dates are TBD (Usually the first weekend in February)

Registration Begins September 1st

Summer Camp

Surf goes to Hume Lake’s Wagon Train for summer camp. Wagon Train is a fun, rustic summer camp for students in 5th and 6th grade. This Old West experience includes sleeping in a real covered wagon, learning Archery and BB guns, riding canoes and kayaks around the pond and exploring Fort Logan (our three story island fort). You’ll also sit around a campfire singing worship songs, memorize scripture, watch amazing skits about the Bible performed by the Wagon Train staff and hear each morning and evening the Good News of Jesus and his love for us.

2019 Dates: July 7th-13th

Register Here


VBX is an extreme version of our summer Vacation Bible Adventure — just for 5th and 6th graders! In addition to the morning programs at NewCov, VBX includes afternoon experiences just for preteens, like roller skating, bowling, or Skywalk. VBX is an awesome place for 5th and 6th graders just beginning to explore a relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as those who have grown up in the church and are seeking to strengthen their personal relationship with God.

2019 Dates: June 10th-14th
Registration Begins Mother’s Day