Heartbeat Middle School Ministry
Element High School Ministry
First Free Students

First Free Students

If you are a student it is so important for you to have a place to belong. Here at First Free Rockford we want to invite you to be part of a place that is just for you. A place for you to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and connect with students just like you.



12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch is provided)
If a student comes to Christ at HeartBeat, or through the verbal witness of your student; the next step is to get that person into a small group. These groups are designed for spiritual growth and relationship building. In these groups, our students are held accountable for time alone in the Word, prayer and the leaders mentor their group of students through devotionals from the Bible.

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Meet in High School Room then go to Host Homes)
If you’ve been going to church all your life or you are looking for a group of high school students to hang out with, a life group is the place for you! These groups are designed with you in mind. We want you to grow spiritually, mature in your faith, and develop strong relationships with other Christians. Life groups begin in September and end in April. Contact Josh Pardee for more information.

Wednesday Nights

HEARTBEAT (Middle School)
6:30pm-8:00pm Middle School Room
Wednesday nights are a time for your student to come and hear relevant Bible teaching and learn how they can apply it to their lives. Our time together on Wednesday night consists of: Games, Announcements, Competition, Worship, and Bible teaching. Every Wednesday night the Gospel message is clearly presented, which makes it a great time for your student to invite their friends. Each week is different . . .so bring a friend and join us!

6:30pm-8:00pm High School Room
Bring your friends and be challenged by the Word of God and exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Join us for this high-energy, and relational experience as we worship and meet together.


Josh Pardee

Josh Pardee

Director of Student Ministry

Clayton Ganziano

Clayton Ganziano

Middle School Coordinator

Bethany Timmons

Bethany Timmons

Student Ministry Administrative Assistant