The Fortress is a unique weekly gathering for students 6th-12th grade. Our middle school and high school students meet every Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm. Visit our EVENTS page or download our Fortress 2021-2022 Calendar to see a full list of dates.

The Fortress is made up of a time of games, worship, teaching and small groups where they will be led by an adult leader and be given space to share life with other students of their same grade and gender. The Fortress is a great place for students to connect to God, a community of peers and a caring consistent small group leader. Hope you will join us on Thursday nights at Avondale East!


  • Games/Social Time, Worship Time and Prayer
  • Fortress Worship and Small Groups

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Do you have a passion for building relationships with students and walking alongside them in their faith? We would love for you to be a part of our Fortress small group leader team! Our small group leaders are the primary relational connection for our students at Fortress. As a small group leader, you will shepherd and disciple the students in your group, modeling faith in Christ and sharing life with them. We would love to help you get connected in our ministry! Click Here for the application or email Jill Rice if you have an interest in serving in Student Ministry at

At Fellowship, the weekend services have been a time that we desire for students to worship with their families and serve within the church. We do this to give students a picture of the importance of being a part of the larger church and not just our student ministry. We also want to take the opportunity to develop gifts and passions to serve the body of Christ.

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