A Place to Be Yourself

Unleashed Student Ministries exist at Valley Church so that the students of the community might come to know Christ and experience a bold life change as the church of today, and the trailblazers of the church tomorrow!

All students (grades 6-12) are welcome to be a part of Unleashed in a community that will be accepting of everyone in a space set up for a great time and the highlight of your week!

Starting up again in September, our Students will meet EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT from 5:30-7:30pm for a time of food, fun, relevant message and discussion, and amazing community. We believe it will be the best part of a students week! All 6th-12th grade students are welcome! Just come on in!

Upcoming Events

As the school year opens up, take a look at the 2017 Fall Calendar that you can download here.


Registration for special events for the Fall can be found by following the links below:

GR District Event at Three Mile Project - September 24

Connect 17 Event in Mount Pleasant, MI - November 10-12

How Can I Connect?

Our doors are open every week for any student in 6th-12th grade regardless of church experience, personality type, background, or preferred sports team. You can connect by simply showing up on Sunday night at 5:30 (bringing a friend to experience it with you makes it easier!) and leave ready for the next week.

You can also email our Student Ministry Director, Zach McNees at:


Meet the Staff

Valley Church is blessed to have some amazing staff and volunteer leaders that have a heart for connecting with the Students in Middle and High School. Whether it's through great conversations and ridiculous memories made on Sunday nights at Unleashed or by simply meeting up for Taco Bell or a Tuesday afternoon Volleyball match, our team is passionate about meeting students where they are and helping them to do the same for their peers.

  • Zach McNees - Director of Student Ministry

    Zach helps oversee all levels of Student Ministry from Middle School through College-Aged and is so excited about seeing a Church leadership movement come up from these age groups. He has been on staff at Valley for over  years and has 10 years experience overall in Student Ministry. He is passionate about laughter and real talk, sporting events and band concerts and everything in between!

    You can connect with him at zmcnees@valleychurchallendale.org