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Risen Life Church is deeply committed to the view that parents play the primary role in the spiritual upbringing of their sons and daughters. We believe this responsibility does not stop with childhood, but continues as they become teenagers. RLC Youth is designed to assist parents as they help their teens navigate these critical years of their lives. The focus of RLC Youth is to see our teens grow in their desire to follow Jesus and teach them about the deep truths of the Christian faith that will sustain them in the midst of a world of shifting values and attractions. We believe our parents play an active role in this.

RLC Youth is open to all youth in 7th-12th grade and their parents. We meet twice a month (every 1st and 3rd Friday) at 6:30 PM. For location information, contact John Merlino at 321-338-0111.

Current Study

It’s All About Jesus

Youth Camp

We held our first youth camp, Deeper, in August of 2022, in conjunction with 2 other sister churches. Our dates for our 2023 Youth Camp will be August 3-5 (Thursday-Saturday) and held at Orange Springs Retreat Center in Orange Springs, FL. Youth Camp provides a fabulous opportunity for our youth to grow as they experience biblical preaching, meaningful worship times that exalt Christ, prayer and response times, and loads of games that keep everyone laughing and having fun. Plan now to have your teens attend!

John Merlino

John has been married to Vickie since 2004 and they have 3 children. The Merlinos relocated to Florida from New Jersey in 2017 and are thrilled to be able to serve in youth ministry at RLC. John is passionate about pursuing Christ in his personal life and desires to model that as he leads our teens in the gospel-informed study of God’s word.