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When | 10:00AM
Where | Surf Shack

SURF students in 5th and 6th Grade are at a very transitional point in life – neither wanting to be treated like kids, and yet not ready to be fully in the teenage world. SURF desires 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).

Dan Bartel, and his team, take an apologetics approach – teaching on how to solidify a faith of their own and defend the many questions that they will come across. Topics include: science, world religions, preparing for adolescence, how to study the Bible, and more.

On alternate months, Bill Choate takes us through a fun and unique walk through the New Testament highlighting the works and ministry of Jesus.



When | 6:30PM-8:15PM (last week of August – May)
Where | Upper Room

SURF MidWeek is a youth group style evening, just for 5th and 6th Grade students. The Surf Staff uses creative and fun teaching techniques to make the Bible come alive to preteens who are just starting to own a faith of their own. Additionally, each week, there are insanely fun preteens games,  unique segments such as Guess Who’s Room and Who Dat, and our special Gremmy Groups, where your preteen is surrounded with fellow preteens to journey through life with, and a Lifeguard (mentor) to help guide them.

New to Surf MidWeek? Come a little early to fill out the FIRST TIMER CARD and be entered into the nightly Prize Jar drawing!

Surf MidWeek runs the last week of August to the first week of May. Check out the Summer Calendar for MidWeek programming throughout the summer.




Feb 2-4, 2024 | Hartland Christian Camp

Winter Camp for preteens at Hartland Christian Camp is an awesome way for 5th and 6th Grade students to learn more about Jesus and take a step in owning their own faith. An amazing weekend of fun, singing, games, messages by an awesome speaker, and meeting new friends.

$230 | Per camper

Registration now open!




Kirsten Bartel

Surf Administrator

I’ve been married to Dan for 26 years, and we’ve been at NewCov even longer! We have 4 kids: 2 are in college (1 of those is in the Air National Guard), and 2 are in high school. We love traveling and serving at our church!