Elevate is the student ministry at Countryside Christian Church, reaching 6th-12th grade students in the grater Salem-Keizer area. We are committed to helping students know and follow Jesus, striving to elevate our relationships towards Jesus as we learn more about Him through games, interactions, teaching, singing, and small groups.

Elevate primarily meets on

Mondays at 4:150pm On-campus


Wednesdays at 6:00pm on-campus and online

We will also have special events throughout the year including retreats, camps, and fun events.

*If you have any further questions click here to email Pastor Steve.

Nerd-Con 2021

Friday October 29th

6:00 pm - 12:00 am

A cosplay/costume event for Middle School and High School students with a costume contest! Costumes must be appropriate and no weapons are allowed. 

This half-night event starts at 6:00pm lasting until 12:00am midnight. Activities include a video game room, movie room, board games, and many different themed booths throughout the building! 

Cost: $5

CLICK HERE to sign up!

For Elevate updates, text @elevatecou to 81010

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Meet our Leadership Team

  • Pastor Steve Plett

    Elevate Youth Pastor and HS/MS boys small group leader

  • Chad Christensen

    Elevate Worship Leader and HS/MS boys small group leader

  • Reesa Peterson

    Elevate HS/MS girls small group leader

  • Alissa Olson

    Elevate HS/MS girls small group leader