Welcome to The Yard, a youth church dedicated to reaching the teens in our community. We are continually becoming a youth church led by teenagers, for teenagers through loving Jesus and showing His love. We are all about connecting with young people, experiencing exciting worship, and hearing a message from the Word of God that will inspire young people to live boldly for Jesus.

Upcoming Events

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Generation Unleashed

February 7th – 9th

Cost: $90 ($50 Deposit by Jan 16th)

Portland, OR

Informational Packet CLICK HERE

Medical Release Form CLICK HERE



Who ARE our students

At Columbia Heights Assembly we desire and pray that by the time each of our students graduate from the The Yard these principles will be developed in their spiritual lives, owning their faith and continuing to pursue Jesus Christ into their adult life.

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Youth Connect Groups

Connect groups are small groups for the youth. This is a time for youth to connect with other students and make lasting relationships while growing deeper in their relationship with God. Our youth connect groups are gender and age specific.

High School Groups

Middle School Groups



 Calling all musicians & singers! Join the worship team if you want to use your gifts & talents to lift up Jesus’ name!

Joseph Gaub and Levi Sturgeon

Video Announcements

Do you enjoy being creative and captivating the attention of others? If so, you should be a part of our video announcement team! Each week we will be creating and filming announcements for youth church!

Brooke Grandle

Creative Team

Do you love designing; thinking out of the box and watching big projects come to life? Then there is a place waiting for you on the Creative team. Come join us in bringing fresh ideas and new design to The Yard. Can’t wait to have you!

Briana Owes


Have the desire to act? Do you love planning skits and performing? ACTS Dream Team is for you! We will be coming up with creative service elements to add some drama to Wednesday nights. Bring on the “drama” and join ACTS!

Alyssa Sturgeon


Do you love listening to music? Do you want to learn how to mix? The sound team is a great opportunity to learn how to operate a sound board and mix all the different elements of a worship set. We work hand in hand with the worship team to create a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Victoria Kandle


Do you like spreading joy and kindness all over the place? Do you love seeing other people smile and get excited for the night? Then we would love for you to join us on the greeting team! This group will focus on preparing ourselves for other students by training to create an environment that’s welcoming and loving as soon as they arrive.

Zohie Cadwell

The Arts

Do you have a creative passion you would like to use to inspire others and bring glory to God? This team will help develop your ability to express your faith and relationship with Christ through untraditional methods including (but not limited to), writing, drawing, sculpting, designing, etc. Each meeting we will come together to brainstorm, present, and create unique expressions of the upcoming sermon series.

Halley Ware


Do you have a passion to reach the next generation by being an example they can follow? Do you love working with and being around kids? Then this is a great opportunity for you to help serve in our Kid’s Ministry through a variety of activities they may or may not include: skits, dramas, speaking, leading worship, arts and crafts, worship, leading a small group, etc.

Kids Ministry

Current Series

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(360) 578 2424




3609 Columbia Heights RD
Longview, Washington 98632