Let’s face it, growing up is not easy. Family, school, friends, and even our own bodies can turn our world upside down on any given day in the life of a teen.

Pursuit Student Ministries exists to help young people navigate these wonderfully chaotic years.

Our motto is simple, “Pursue God, Pursue Others.” In any Pursuit gathering you can expect to feel welcomed and loved.

There are 2 unique ministries in Pursuit…

Pursuit High is our weekly meeting for high school students. These meetings last for an hour & a half, and focus on relationship building, having fun together, growing closer to God, and learning to reach other people for God. You can expect to play a game or two, make some friends, learn from God’s Word, and share life with others at every Pursuit High meeting.

We love to do life together, and it’s very common for our high school group to hang out together several times a month. If you’re looking for a group that pursues God and pursues one another, we hope Pursuit will be perfect for you! Pursuit High also offers several events throughout the year. In addition to having a lot of fun together, we offer an annual mission trip in the summer. 

This week, the US State Department issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory advising US citizens to reconsider all international travel. You can find it here. As a result of this advisory, our mission coordinators at Praying Pelican Missions have made the difficult decision to suspend all international mission trips (Including Puerto Rico), through May 1. In the coming weeks, we believe that we will have a much better outlook on what potential impact the virus could have on summer travel. Praying Pelican Missions believes international trips will resume after May 1.


Pursuit Middle is a weekly youth meeting geared toward middle school students. These meetings last for an hour & a half, and focus on building friendships, having fun together, and growing closer to God. You can expect to play some games, talk about life, and learn from God’s Word at every Pursuit Middle meeting.

Additionally, we offer several events outside of Wednesday nights for our middle school students. We pack the school year full of parties at bowling alleys, trampoline parks, and other fun venues. Plus, every summer we take a middle school trip to a summer camp in Green Lake, Wisconsin. This camp is called The Great Escape.

Weekly Meetings

Pursuit High

When: Sunday nights, 6:30pm – 8pm

Where: Ignition Church’s Building (15416 S 2nd Street, Bennington NE 68007)

Who’s Invited: Students between 9th and 12th grade

Pursuit Middle

When: Wednesday nights, 6:30pm -8pm.

Where: The Bliss Sports Barn (15207 S 3rd Street, Bennington NE 68007)

Who’s Invited:  Students between 6th and 8th grade

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