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Equipping Youth To Follow & Grow With Jesus!

Who We Are

The C.H.O.S.E.N. Generation Youth Ministry of Friendship-West is a part of "A Game Changing Christian Movement connecting young people to Jesus Christ; equipping them to fight for justice; and empowering them to create the beloved community."  We exist to help students (6th – 12th grade) discover the plans and purposes God has for their lives in an environment specifically designed for them.

"But you are a CHOSEN generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light."
1 Peter 2:9


Rev. David Malcolm McGruder serves as the Pastor of Youth, Collegiate and Young Adult Ministries at Friendship-West.

Service times


Sundays @ 11:15 am CST

#CHOSENGenerationLive is a Live Stream Sunday Worship for Youth. We ask hard questions, work collaboratively to think through answers, and pray for wisdom in applying what we learn to our lives.

C.H.O.S.E.N. Unplugged

Wednesdays @ 6:45 pm CST

Every Wednesday, students gather to grow together through creative biblical teaching, thorough study of the word of God, and the opportunity to build authentic and healthy relationships.

Wednesday, June 16th @ 7 pm CST

Calling ALL #2021Graduates of Friendship West. If you are a high school senior, a college graduate, finishing graduate school or earning professional certification: your church wants to honor you and your accomplishments. Register for our graduation celebration  by Wednesday, May 26th. Invite family and friends to follow Friendship West on social media and join us Wednesday, June 16th as we celebrate the graduating class of 2021.

Register Now

2021 Frederick Douglass Scholarship

The Frederick Douglass Scholarship seeks to recognize high school graduates, returning college students, and graduate students. The ideal candidate is one who seeks to embody our church’s justice ethic and missional orientation as demonstrated through faith, personal integrity, community service, and high academic achievement.

How to apply:

1. Complete and submit the application including all extraneous materials (e.g., transcripts) by 11:59 PM CST Sunday, June 20, 2021.
2. Create and submit a thoughtful, innovative, 60-to-90 second video answering this question: “How will you use your voice to fight for a just future?”
3. If selected, submit a letter of thanks to the 2021 Frederick Douglass Scholarship Committee of Friendship West

Apply Now!

Volunteer with CHOSEN!

Are you a member of Friendship West (6th – 12th Grade) interested using your gifts in service to God? CHOSEN is recruiting ministry volunteers and youth servant leaders to join our team and help us continue our mission.

Youth Sign up!

Are you a Parent, Guardian or member of Friendship West (at least 25 years of age) interested in inspiring and ministering to the next generation leaders?

Adult Sign Up!