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Midland Evangelical

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Pastor Chuck Lloyd,
Youth Pastor

989.631.4411 x1033


Jody Best
Youth Discipleship and
Activities Coordinator

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ABOUT X-treeme (9-12th grades)

X-treeme is the high school youth ministry at Midland Evangelical Free Church.

Our Name is... "X" = Christ    "Tree" = The Cross      "Me" = me

(Which means Jesus died on a tree for me.) This comes from 1 Peter 2:24.

Jesus is what X-treeme is about!

You really won't find a more passionate love and greater reason for living in all of the universe! So, bottom line, We are about JESUS... but who are "we"?

X-treeme is group of high school students, with some very cool adult staff, in Midland, Michigan living out Jesus Christ's love and truth imperfectly, but passionately!

Our goal is to Make, Mature, and Multiply Disciple Makers of Jesus.



The “FIRST” Sunday of the month is a high energy, fun event designed for you and your friends to come and see who Jesus is. “FIRST” Sunday events include Nuk 'em 2.0, Pumpkin Patch Palooza, Turkey Hunt (Road Rally), Christmas Game Show, Broomball, Mystery Outreach, Slip 'N Slide Kickball, and much more.

The other Sunday nights are for students to come and worship Jesus through singing, prayer and teaching. Following our time at church we go to a local restaurant to enjoy a meal together.

Come once, come each week! We love to point teenagers to Jesus!


weekly schedule
Sundays - 6:00-8:00 pm - 200 WING


Join us on Sunday Nights this fall for a deeper study in apologetics and our Rooted & Branch Out series! Plus, some exciting **Outreach Events. Invite your friends!

  • September 15: What is Apologetics?
  • September 22: What is Truth?
  • September 29: Tackling the Big Questions
  • **October 6: Pumpkin Patch Outreach Event - 5:30 PM
    (Meet at Grandma's Pumpkin Patch, 4277 N. Eastman Rd., Midland)
  • October 13: Positive Evidence for the Christian Faith
  • October 20: Is Jesus God?
  • October 27: The Resurrection of Jesus
  • **November 3: Turkey Hunt Outreach Event - 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • November 10: Rooted & Branch Out v1
  • November 17: Rooted & Branch Out v2
  • November 24: Rooted & Branch Out v3
  • **December 1: Open Mic Night Outreach Event - 6:00 PM
  • December 8: Rooted & Branch Out v4
  • December 15: Rooted & Branch Out v5
  • December 22: NO X-TREEME – Merry Christmas
  • December 29: NO X-TREEME - Happy New Year

2020 Season begins on Sunday, January 5!


We will not meet on the following dates in fall 2019:

  • 2019: December 22, December 29


We will not meet on the following dates in 2020:

  • 2020: April 12 (Easter)
  • April 28 (Rummage Sale Move-In)
  • May 10 (Mother's Day)


Sunday School—9:00 am

Do You want to grow? Do you want to know God’s Word? Do you want to become a disciple maker of Jesus? Then we have an amazing resource for you! We offer fantastic classes on Sunday morning (at 9:00 am throughout the school year) for students in 9-12th grades. Middle school and high school classes are broken out by grade.

The goal of our Sunday School program is equip you to know God’s Word and how to apply it to grow into spiritually mature disciples of Christ.



  • Annually: Students mature in a faith relationship with Jesus Christ and understand more deeply who he is, who they are in Christ and how to follow him.  Love learning and enjoy Sunday School.
  • Overall: Students graduate from X-treeme with a healthy Biblical foundation and an authentic experience of encountering the Living God of the Bible to walk with Him daily into their future. Also being able to feed their faith.



Are you interested in serving as an X-treeme Student Captain? Do you believe God is moving you toward this next step in your journey with Christ? If so, please download this packet and read through it to help clarify the expectations of being a Student Captain. Once you have read through the packet, the next step is to complete the application by clicking on the blue button below. Questions? Contact Jody Best at 989.631.4411, x1001 or




Student Captain Memory Verse:

“Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.” Philippians 2:17



Discipleship Groups

Hey students in 7-12th grades! Are you looking for authentic relationships with your peers? Discipleship Groups (DG’s), small groups, may be what you have been seeking. Groups of up to 10 male or female students of the same grade meet weekly during the school year. Two adults who want to invest in your life lead the group. We want you to stay in the same group as you grow together in Christ from 7th grade through graduation. Students can join a DG any time, but most DG’s begin in the fall. See link to application below. Contact Jody Best at 989.631.4411, x1001 or