teens & Young Adults

We make some of the most important decisions of our lives during our young adult years: Who to marry, where we will work and what habits we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. Wellspring makes young adults a priority through a strong bond with the ministry of Young Life, our Summer Internship, and a commitment to keeping our services and ministries relevant to the young adults in our community. We pray these opportunities will help young adults create "new normals" for the rest of their lives.

middle school

Our middle school ministry continues to grow and develop. Middle schoolers meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month during the sermon to discuss age appropriate topics relevant to the challenges they face. Please contact Kenzie Miller for more information!

high school

Our high school ministry desires to create meaningful experiences for our students to connect with Jesus and others. We love having fun events and hangouts!  We also encourage our Wellspring teenagers to attend and support area Young Life activities and invite their unchurched friends to Young Life's weekly meetings and Bible studies. Please contact Kenny Atkins for more information! 

YoungLife, Wyldlife & Capernaum

YoungLife is an organization that seeks out unchurched and disinterested young adults from middle school through college to tell them the good news of God’s love for them. This includes YoungLife's Capernaum ministry, which reaches out to young adults with special needs. YoungLife is a ministry based heavily on building relationships and earning the right to be heard through meaningful friendships and shared experiences of fun and adventure. Over the years, our YL leaders have brought many of their friends to Wellspring. Wellspring invests in our local YoungLife ministry financially and by supporting the local staff and ministry expenses. 

For more information on St. Joseph Young Life, please visit our local website or contact Area Director Phil Zweerink

YoungLife college

Missouri Western

YoungLife College has been on the campus of Missouri Western since the Fall of 2017. With weekly clubs, Bible studies, game nights, bon fires, and lots of great conversations, our YL College leaders take the time to know these students deeply and love them well as they stand at the threshold of adulthood. YoungLife offers annual Fall Weekend and Spring Work Week trips at National YoungLife camps.

For more information on Young Life College, please contact Karen Hinde

summer internship

Every summer, Wellspring offers a 9-week internship for individuals 18-25 years old to grow in their faith, develop leadership skills, build community and DO ministry. We also offer a Mission Track Internship in addition to the regular internship for young adults who desire to have a local mission experience partnering with Food for Kids. Please note there is a limit for the amount of Mission Track interns that will be accepted. Click the links below for more info! 

internship overview & application

internship reference form

If you have any questions, please contact Justin Amos!

summer internship 2.0

Summer Internship 2.0 is for returning interns and runs during the same time as the first year internship. This is an opportunity for second year interns to go even deeper in their faith and to be invested in more ministry experience in order that they would be better equipped to impact the world for Christ. We also offer a Mission Track 2.0 Internship for interns that have already completed the first year mission track and would like to gain more experience. Click the links below for more info! 

2.0 internship overview & application

financial support letter

(Support letters should be sent out by May 1st. The red font areas are for you to customize each letter. Feel free to personalize this letter while keeping the financial info the same! Also, remember that you will only be paid for the hours you work. Finally, it's strongly encouraged that you send thank you letters at the end of the summer to individuals that supported you!) 

If you have any questions, please contact Justin Amos!

Year-Long internship

Wellspring offers a year-long internship for young adults that commit to working 10 hours a week. This internship is full of hands on ministry work in different areas of the church depending on the gifts and passions of the interns. This is a great opportunity for young people who might feel a call from God to work in ministry and would like to have real work experience in a church setting. 

Internship Overview & Application

If you have any questions, please contact Justin Amos!