We believe in the next generation!

about the refuge

The Refuge Youth Ministries exists to create a safe place for students 7th-12th grade to learn about the Truth's of life, as seen through God's Word.

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Each week, dozens of youth ages 7-12th grade get together to have fun, meet new people, and learn about God’s plan for their lives.


Our goal is to be a place where students can learn about God in a way that is on their level and relevant to where they are in life. On Wednesday Nights, we come together for a time of exciting worship, engaging teaching, and an atmosphere where students can truly be themselves.

A note to parents: We understand the value of our young people. Here at The Refuge, we are committed to the students of Princeton and the surrounding area. We believe in strong family values and understand that without parent’s support, this ministry would not be successful.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a member of The Refuge Team, call us at 763.631.4858.


Service Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm Wednesdays
Students are invited on Wednesday nights to join us as early as 6:00pm and to stay as late as 9:00pm at NLC. 

Upcoming events

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A Holiday Hoopla

Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm

Hoopla: excitement surrounding an event, especially when considered to be unnecessary fuss.

Join us for this year's Refuge Christmas Party, dressed up to represent ANY holiday. We are hosting a holiday hoopla with all of the holiday fuss for ALL of the holidays in the calendar year.

Invite a friend and join us on Wednesday with a Christmas snack to share!

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Refuge Christmas Caroling

The Refuge will be caroling at the Princeton Elim Home on Wednesday, December 7th before our Refuge service. 

Join us at church at 5pm to ride the bus to and from the Elim Home. 

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Wednesday nights

Wednesday nights are a regular gathering for refuge students and leaders! Join us as early as 6:00pm for a 7:00pm service, and stay as late as 9:00pm for hang time after. Our first Wednesday of the 2022-2023 school year is Wednesday, September 14th. 

What to Expect:

Lobby Time | Rec | Worship | The Word

Our students often make their way to Pizza Pub in Princeton for post-service hangs -- join them!

This is not a refuge event but a natural gathering place for our refuge community. It is geared more toward upperclassmen. If your student is in junior high we ask that they be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 


youth Sunday school

Sunday mornings in the NLC gym at 8:30am

7th-12th grade students are invited to join us for donuts, worship, and intentional breakouts to study God's truth and be equipped as witnesses in the world around us. 

Junior High Sunday School 

Senior High Sunday School

252 Doctrines Class - pre-registration needed


Connect with us

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Check in on our social media for activity and Wednesday night updates! Visit our Spotify for worship music suggestions and stay in the loop with weekly photo drops!

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Consider starting a plan in the Bible app with fellow students and leaders! In our Sunday school classes we are studying the book of Acts and the early church. We will be focused on becoming a body that is missional, evangelistic, and sacrificial. On Wednesday nights we are in a series called The Upside Down Kingdom, exploring how the call God has given us in His word is different than the call of culture. Find a group and start a plan!

If you are looking for information or have questions please message us on facebook or reach us at the NLC office (763-631-4858).


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