180° Youth Group

180° is made up of both Jr. High and High Schoolers from 7th to 12th grade. 


                             180° exists to reach out through friendships, 

                                             encouraging others to grow their faith in Christ, 

                                                                         serving & honoring Him with their lives.


180° youth group meets on Wednesday nights during the school year at 6:00 in the youth room. All 7th-12th graders are welcome! The 180° Wednesday night youth group is a place to gather and have fun playing games, worship with their peers, hear from God's Word, and build relationships through a small group atmosphere. 


The students are given various opportunities to grow in their faith as they attend Wednesday night sessions, annual youth conferences, and wilderness and missions trips during the summer months. Throughout the year the youth group has fun with activities like rock climbing, weekend retreats, all night ski trips, wilderness trips, Christian concerts, and more!


Scroll down to download registration forms, see the current youth group focus for the month, and take a look at our calendar of upcoming events!


Registration Forms

Please have your student take some time to fill out a student information sheet

We'd love to get to know them better!


All students must have a medical release form filled out for them (good from 2015 to 2017.) 

This form must be completed if your student plans on attending any events with 180°


We also have a media release form available. 

We won't take any pictures of your student or post them anywhere unless we have your permission!


Please return all completed forms to Jason Sasse or to the church office. Thank you!


May focus: "Deal with it"

A series on dealing with life's circumstances

So what’s trending on Netflix this week? Maybe TV isn’t your thing, but I’ll bet you’ve got a time vortex. Maybe yours is a gaming system. You log on for just a few minutes and then, somehow it’s midnight. Maybe you throw on headphones and just space out listening to Spotify, or maybe you stare at your phone and scroll without even really looking at what people post. We all have a favorite distraction—something we get lost in. And while there’s nothing wrong with taking a break, you’ve probably also discovered that it’s more tempting to reach for something fun when you’re facing something that isn’t. We all have a tendency to avoid something difficult by doing something easy. Or we escape something painful by running toward something that feels good. Or we hide something that hurts by pretending it isn’t there. But maybe you’ve also noticed that none of these strategies really work. In fact, sometimes our favorite escapes can leave us feeling more stuck than before. In this series we’ll look at three ways we’re all tempted to skip out on the real life that God has for us. As we do, you may just find God’s inviting you to stop avoiding it, escaping it, or hiding it and just . . . deal with it.


Parents: Click Here to download the Parent Cue to give you an idea of what we'll be talking about and ways to discuss the topic with your students!

upcoming Special events

Senior Bonfire

May 24, CEFC, 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the graduating seniors with us down at the bonfire pit in the lower level!


Platteville Youth Year-End Bash

May 26, CEFC, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

The 180° Youth Group is teaming up with the Free Methodist youth group to host a year-end event for all 7th-12th graders in the Platteville area. Price of admission is a snack to share with other students - this is a great opportunity to bring friends too! 


Pure Unity Student/Parent Event

May 31, CEFC, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A free event for parents & students (7th-12th grade) hosted by Clarity Clinic of SW Wisconsin. This event includes time of worship, messages promoting and encouraging sexual integrity and commitment for the students, and education for parents on how to promote integrity in the home. All are welcome to join!


Wilderness Trip

June 18 - 23 ($50 deposit due on May 17)

Total cost is $250 which includes travel, food, and a few days canoeing down the Flambeau River led by Forest Springs staff. 

What to expect at the wilderness trip:

"Our canoe trips offer people of all skill sets an opportunity to escape from the busyness of life, and experience the majestic rivers of the Northwoods. Our trained, service-orientated trip leaders will equip you with most needed supplies and facilitate each excursion, allowing you to relax and fully take in God's creation. Traveling down the river, paddlers will experience both serene, still waters and challenging rapids. Campsites situated near the banks are accessible only by water, providing an ideal setting for great campfire conversations at night and peaceful opportunities for reflection. "



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