Category Archives: youth ministry

Job Openings at THE PLACE! Worship and Youth.

Hey Guys! We have some great news for those out there looking for some employment. THE PLACE Church in Wickenburg, AZ has some job openings for you to check out. These can be for you, your friends, or someone you know. We are looking for a talented musician to lead our congregation in worship each week and a dynamic youth leader. We are open to the option of this becoming one FT position if the skills and ability are there.

Now Hiring

So, here is a brief picture of how the job description starts:

Do you want to be part of an active and vibrant ministry that is alive, growing and impacting their community? We have seen our church, THE PLACE, grow from 12 people in a living room to 300 people in a community of around 7,000 in the last four years. We are looking for someone with a passion for worship, teenagers and adventure to join our staff. Are you that person? Send your resume to and let’s find out. 

So, here’s your opportunity. Check out the job descriptions below. If you think that you are a good fit, I want you to email your resume to and put in the “Subject Line” – “Resume for Job Opening at THE PLACE”. We will be sure to look at ALL our resumes and move forward from there.

Job Descriptions:

THE PLACE Church – Youth & Worship Arts job description FT

THE PLACE Church – Worship Leader job description

THE PLACE Church – Youth Leader Job description


THE PLACE for teens Christmas Party 2011 (photos)

THE PLACE for teens was rocking this past Wednesday! It was our official “Christmas Party” and we had a blast! From singing Christmas songs to a candy cane scavenger hunt to a message about the real reason of the season to the feasting of pizza to the white elephant gift exchange… we had an amazing time!

We are so honored to be working with the kids that God has entrusted us with and are looking forward to the 2012 season. We have some truly amazing plans for THE PLACE and the teens that call it home. Here are some photos from the party. Enjoy!

Showing Up for the Big Christmas Party


Come Early and Hang Out


Who Doesn't Love Video Games?


White Elephant Gift Exchange


Pizza! Pizza!


THE PLACE for teens has a GREAT group of kids!


If you would like to get involved at THE PLACE for teens, we would invite you. Learn more on our Website. We will start meeting again on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Jr. High doors open at 5:45p and service starts at 6:30p. Sr. High starts at 7p. For more information email Pastor Greg at 

Have a great year!


Football Follies at THE PLACE for teens (video)

We have been having a blast with our newest series at THE PLACE for teens on Wednesday nights! (Jr. High from 630p – 800p and Sr. High from 700p – 8:45p) The series is called “The Gridiron” and we have been talking about football and relating it back to our walk with God. Each week is something different:

Week One: The Lockerroom ~ We talked about different things that we can find in the lockerroom and how they link back to life. (ex. Play book = Bible, Cleats = maneuvering around obstacles, etc.)

Week Two: The Coaches Corner ~ We opened up a discourse with Questions and Answers. The kids could ask ANYTHING (and they did) and then I was able to ask them some questions too.

Week Three: Huddle UP ~ This was last night and all of the teens were able to break up in groups and discuss with their group and some leaders what it means to walk with Christ in their school and among their friends. Great conversations took place! It was a blast!

Please continue to pray for these teens as they strive to live out their faith and impact the world in a very practical way.

Last night, we watched a video that CRACKED me up! Check it out ~

Much Love,

Acquire the Fire Tickets Going Fast!

Alright folks, here’s the skinny. We are going to Acquire the Fire this year and you are invited… but you have to act fast. Here are all the details that you need to know.


What is Acquire the Fire? Well, it’s an amazing two day event filled with music, drama, speakers and SO MUCH MORE! You can examine it more at the website.

When is the Event? The event is from Friday, December 3 – Saturday, December 4. We will be leaving Wickenburg around 4pm on Friday and returning the next night around 11pm.

Where is it held at? Acquire the Fire is held at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.

Where are we sitting? Well, we have seats in the front two sections ON THE FLOOR! That’s right… sections A and B. Check them out here.

Where are we sleeping? Well, we have a wonderful spot that is close to the Coliseum that we’ll be staying!

How much does it cost? The total cost for the weekend is $75. This will cover transportation, food, lodging and the tickets.

How do I sign up? In order to have a ticket held, all you need to do is turn in a $25 deposit. This deposit will hold your ticket and put you on the list!

I do have to warn you not to drag your feet because tickets are going REALLY fast! I’ve already sold over 80% of the original 50 and am offering them on a first come, first serve basis. If we sell out, I may order more tickets, but these won’t be for the same ‘front row’ sections that we are currently in.

So, if you want your eyebrows burned off by pyrotechnics and your ears ringing for a week from the intense speakers ~ Sign up today!

Call me at 928-671-0342 or email at


Jese Sanchez ~ A Sophmore's Journey from Drugs to Jesus

Jese Sanchez

Jese Sanchez

THE PLACE for teens had a phenomenal service last night! One of our very own students, a sophmore named Jese, shared about his journey from drugs and despair to Jesus. He told his story, which started at a very young age of addiction and led to him committing his life to Jesus and even doing missionary work in Slidell, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Jese Sanchez serving the hurting in New Orleans

Jese Sanchez serving the hurting in New Orleans

His story is inspiring and examines the road that many teens are going down today. Jese gives a strong exhortation that the goal of Christian teens needs to be reaching out to those who are on the fringes. Take a few minutes and listen to his message at You won’t regret it!