Welcome to MSM (Middle School Ministry)! Our heart's desire is to see students closer to Jesus today than they were yesterday. We use the following five key words when talking with 6th-8th graders about Fuze: FEAR, FUN, FAITH, FINISH, and FRIENDS.

FEAR - The transition from being the "big shot" in the elementary group to the youngest in the junior high group can be scary. We want you to know this is normal, real, and our desire is to get you plugged in and connected at Fuze.

FUN - Fuze is fun. We want you to have a good time, laugh, and celebrate at Fuze. Most students would use the word "boring" when they describe church. We want to shatter this stereotype and have a blast!

FAITH - Our primary goal is to help you grow in your faith. We have some of the best teaching, curriculum, small groups, and mission opportunities a church can offer.

FINISH - We want to see students finish their high school years strong in their faith, with a lifestyle that reflects their convictions, and lifelong plans to serve God. Our hope is they have "sticky faith" that stays with them into and throughout their college years.

FRIENDS - "Students become like the people they hang out with." Almost everything in middle school and high school revolves around friends! Good friends are vital to finish strong. We offer an experience that allows students to worship God in a way that makes it easy for them to invite their friends.

For more information contact Eric Moody at emoody@vrl.church or at 509.232.0840.


•Two Environments

FUZE - MS/Midweek - Summer Launch on July 10th, Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm at the Barker campus

FUZE is a perfect place to find where you belong. Each Wednesday night we are dedicated to providing an environment for students to have a blast and be challenged to live like Jesus.

MS/GRPS - Fall Launch, September 12th, Thursday, 6:30-7:30pm at the Barker campus Current curriculum - ROOTED

Love a small group environment? Want to dive deeper into the Word? MS/GRPS is the place for you.  We focus on building a deeper relationship with Jesus and with fellow followers of Christ.

Special events

The 8 (8th Grade Retreat) - Mar 1-3

Spring Connection Event - April 10 at the Flying Squirrel from 6:30-8pm (Grades 5-12)

MIX - Summer Conference Aug. 7-11

  • Keep up with us and view our upcoming events and summer schedule by visiting our MSM FACEBOOK PAGE.
  • One of the ways we communicate with parents is through group texts and emails.
  • If you are a parent of a student and would like to be added to our "MSM Parent" group please e-mail the following information to Eric Moody at emoody@vrl.church.

  • Your full name
  • Your student's full name
  • Your email
  • Your cell phone number - including area code