Route 56A

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them."
- Matthew 18:20

A ministry dedicated to connecting preteen students with God and each other.

Our Route 56 program is for students in grades 5 and 6. Within our Route 56 program your student can participate in Sunday School, Connections, and/or Bible Study. We invite you to take a look at our Route 56 programming opportunities below for more information.


Sunday School
9:45-10:45 a.m. | Room 120

Students develop a passion for God’s word and continue to nourish their lifelong relationship with God as they enjoy doughnuts and spend time studying scripture through large group devotions and small group activities.

Leader Signup

Donut Signup

4:30-6:30 p.m. | Room 120 & 148

On Sunday nights students and leaders engage in large and small group activities, enjoy a meal, and fellowship with one another. Through music and drumming, we will experience fun, creative ways to worship in order to build community, explore our faith, and learn more about God’s character together. With the music we learn, we will have the opportunity to participate in worship services here in our church, as well as out in the community/world on Music and Mission trips.

Connections Meal Signup


Bible Study
5:00-6:00 p.m. | Room 120

Students build relationships with their peers and leaders while spending concentrated time in prayer and discovery of God’s word in a small Bible study setting.

Route 56 Staff

Director of Route 56 | Katie Elder
Director of Connections Music | Janis Maxwell
College Shepherd | Sara Catherine Pennell
Accompanist | Ksenia Kurenysheva

Administrative Assistant | Kayla Thomason


  1. Route 56 | VBS 2018
    Route 56 | VBS 2018
  2. Route 56 | Water Treatment Facility
    Route 56 | Water Treatment Facility
  3. Route 56 | Herty Field
    Route 56 | Herty Field
  4. Route 56 | VBS 2018
    Route 56 | VBS 2018
  5. Route 56 | Highland Hills Senior Living Center
    Route 56 | Highland Hills Senior Living Center