What Is The Purpose Of Student Ministry?

For students in 6–12th grade, the Student Ministry of NEPC exists to see students connect to God and each other by gathering, growing and going. The Student Ministry of NEPC values a Gospel-Centered ministry where students can Experience God’s Love and Express Love to God and Others.

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Introducing Next Gen Nights at NEPC!

Next Gen nights are designed to connect kids and students to God and each other through Jesus and will offer discipleship opportunities for ages birth through 12th grade.  All programs offered will be led by Next Gen staff and volunteers who love Jesus, kids, and students.  Programs and small groups are age-appropriate and in the case of students, gender-specific.

Join us, Sunday nights, 5:30-7:00

Please register below so we can plan accordingly! 

Questions?  Contact Director of Kids Ministries,  Emma Fink, 803-451-4632 or Director of Student Ministries, David Newberry, 803-451-4636


** ONE TIME registration. Once you have registered your child(ren) and signed COVID waiver, you DO NOT need to register each week!**

MS and HS students! Cedar Cliff is happening this fall!!

We sure hope you can join us for our annual fall retreat in the mountains of North Carolina.

November 20-22, 2020

The cost is $185. The cost increases to $225 on November 1st.

Questions? Contact Julie Palekas at 451-4634 or jpalekas@nepres.com

Click Here To Sign Up now!
    • Middle School enters at the 803 auditorium entrance (door next to Gaga pit)
    • High School enters at the SM Auditorium entrance
    • Pizza dinner and drinks provided
  • For more information or questions please contact Julie Palekas.

    • Middle School meets in the 803 area after pizza dinner is served
    • High School meets in the SM auditorium after pizza dinner is served
    • All groups are gender and age-specific, led by 2 adults
  • For more information or questions please contact Julie Palekas.

  • All MS and HS students meet via Zoom, 10:15am -10:45am

  • Email Julie Palekas. jpalekas@nepres.com, for the link to join


Meet Our Team

We are here to support and pray for you and your student(s). Please let us know if you have any questions.

David Newberry
David Newberry Director of Student Ministry
Julie Palekas
Julie PalekasAssistant Director of Student Ministry


601 Polo Road
Columbia,South Carolina 29223

Worship Services

In-Person Worship 9:30 AM

Online Registration Required





 Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

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