Nextgen ministry at Graceway exists to lead students and young adults to become planted and thriving in the local church. Graceway offers several environments for students including monthly Nextgen Nights, mid-week small group, and outreach events. Our purpose in these environments is to help students know and enjoy God, find friends, discover their purpose, and make a difference.

Join us on the second Saturday of every month for our Nextgen Nights! These nights are geared toward high school and college age students and include live music, food, and games. The theme changes every month making each night a unique experience.

Saturday, May 11 |  6:00 – 8:30 PM

High School Hub

Come hang out with us on Sunday mornings! If you’re in high school, join us for a time to hang out and connect with other students just like you. The Hub is available during both service times at 9:00 or 10:30 am downstairs in the Student Center.

Small Groups

Graceway offers both high school and college groups all throughout the week in various locations. Each group has its own unique style and purpose. So check out the list of small groups that are available this semester
and find one that’s right for you.

Nextgen Events


A retreat packed with engaging worship, teaching, and fun! This weekend is designed to refresh and encourage students to finish the school year strong.

Summer Camp

Camp is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus.

Young Adult Retreat

For our college and twenty-somethings, this retreat is for you to have fun while connecting and developing relationships with others.

Register for Camp


February 2020 | July 29 – August 2, 2019

Every year, nextgen provides two opportunities to get away and hit the reset button. Summer Camp which takes place towards the end of July, and Winterfest which happens over President’s day weekend. Both of these events are planned to be a lot of fun and include live music and powerful teaching.

Young Adult Retreat

The Young Adult Retreat is a weekend for college-aged individuals to engage in awesome activities, community and of course — a lot of fun. Check back in 2019 for additional details.

Upcoming Events

Brian & Melissa Stuchul

Brian grew up in Northeast Ohio where he attended a church that was greatly influenced by Graceway. After serving for several years as a volunteer in student ministry, Brian was invited to take a full time position as Student Pastor. Brian and Melissa married in 2012 and moved back to Kansas City a year later to join the Graceway team. They have three sons, Owen, Elliot, and Harvey. Brian brings over 15 years of student ministry experience and is passionate about seeing the next generation planted and thriving in the local church.