The middle school ministry is designed to help students in grades 6-8 deepen their walk with God, have fun, build friendships with one another, and learn to reach out to others. Our main meeting is during the 11:15am Sunday morning service. These meetings are high energy and usually consist of videos, games, teaching and small groups. We provide a place where kids feel loved and accepted while challenging them to live for God and grow closer to Him. We do not meet on the first Sunday of every month.

We also do evangelism and service projects throughout the year, have a lock-in during the winter, have an annual fall conference, and have monthly events to help build a family atmosphere. Our ministry team is a combination of parents, high school students and college students. Middle school ministry is very rewarding and we are always looking for people of all ages to get involved.

David Root

"Middle school is such a formative and impressionable time, and it is one of the most important windows for a person to begin a relationship with Jesus. My wife and I consider it our calling in life to invest in young people and help them discover who God is and who He made them to be. Additionally, students at this age are beginning to ask questions about what they believe and why. It is a great privilege to partner with you to help your kids develop strong foundations at this age."

David Root, Student Ministry Director

David became fully alive in Christ at Linworth Road Church as a high school freshman and has never been the same since.  He has been the Student Ministry Director at Linworth since 2011, and has been working with children and families since 2002.  He holds degrees from Otterbein University (Speech Communication) and The Ohio State University (Social Work), and was previously on the student ministry staff at Heritage Christian Church in Westerville.