The vision of hwcYouth is to…

syatp-2013participate, in partnership with parents, in the story God is revealing and weaving in the lives of students as they live and bear witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The goal of hwcYouth is to…

make disciples of Jesus Christ.

We accomplish the goal and vision by…

teaching students the Bible…


partnering with parents and small group leaders to disciple and spiritually challenge our youth…


connecting through intentional activities to build Christlike character and community.


hwcYouth News

Main Street

about Main Street

Main Street is a ministry program that takes place on Sunday mornings @ Hayward Wesleyan Church. It is for children age 0 through grade 6. This weekly ministry operates to teach, train, inspire and point children and youth to the stories of God’s Word and their application in our world today.

Nursery // Ages 0-3

…meets in the Nursery room and participate in singing, a Bible story, and a project along with some significant times of play.

Available @ 9:00am and 10:30am

Preschool and Kindergarten // Age 4 – K

…children (ages 4-6) meet together in Room 103 and indulge in play time, fun games, Bible stories, singing, and craft projects.

Available @ 10:30am

Grades 1-6

…meet as a large group in the Main Street Theatre for singing, large group games, weekly birthday celebrations, giving projects, and a creative, communal Bible story presentation. Then, during small group, each grade engages in small group interaction which consists of crafts, bible memorization, games, activities, prayer, snacks, etc. The curriculum is designed to take children on an intentional, chronological journey through the stories of the Bible in a little over three years.

Available @ 10:30am

Register for Main Street

Main Street News


about Followers

Followers is a ministry program with students who are in grades K-2 (Junior Followers) and grades 3-5 (Followers). This ministry began and continues with a heart towards reaching students younger than traditional church youth groups. Prayerfully, through the Followers program,

students begin and develop a relationship with Jesus and are discipled to permeate their community with the Gospel.

Followers meet together every other Monday after school from 3:15-5:00pm (see Calendar Tab for schedule).

The church provides transportation from the Hayward Primary and Intermediate Schools to the church and parents provide transportation home. During these after school meetings, the students play games, have a light snack, pray, sing songs, learn a story from the Bible, participate in small groups, and understand what it means to be a follower of Jesus.

Register for Followers

Followers News


about Youth

Youth is a set of ministry environments for students in grades 6-12 (middle school and high school) on Wednesdays and Sundays.  Our goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We accomplish the goal and vision by teaching students the Bible, partnering with parents and small group leaders to disciple and spiritually challenge our youth, and connecting through intentional activities to build Christlike character and community.

Wednesday Youth

Every Wednesday night during the school year, several teenagers in grades 6-12 come to Hayward Wesleyan Church for Youth Group from 6:30 – 8:30pm (doors open @ 6:15pm and close @ 9:00pm). We play games and laugh, study and interact with Scripture, worship and connect with God, love and share with one another. Students meet as a small group (based on grade and gender) within the large group and spend time discussing the story with one another.

6:15 – Doors open
6:30 – Games/hangout
7:00 – Program starts with welcome and fun
7:20 – Worship
7:40 – Story from the Gospel of Mark
8:00 – Small Groups
8:30 – Snacks/hangout, head home
9:00 – Doors close

Register for Wednesday Youth

Sunday Youth

On Sunday mornings @ 10:30am, there are two youth communities and one large community that meets:

Grades 7-8
…meet in Room 105 and spend some intentional time learning deep truths about God, the Bible, and our role as Jesus followers in this world.

Grades 9-12
…meet in the Library and engage with the Scriptures theologically and assist the development of a Christian worldview.

…meets in the Sanctuary @ 9:00 and 10:30am and consists of the people of God meeting to worship and learn from God’s Word. All ages are welcome and invited to participate in this vibrant and dynamic community of God’s people.

Register for Sunday Youth

Youth Group News

  • Mt. Olympus Trip | June 2014
    Mt. Olympus Trip | June 2014
    Monday, June 9, 2014 5am – 11pm | for grades 6-12 $35 Students need to bring: a towel sunscreen change...
  • Stocking Face Tug O War Game | Youth
    Stocking Face Tug O War Game | Youth
    Last week @ Youth, we played a game called: “Stocking Face Tug O War.” It was pretty funny!...
  • Hiking the Falls
    Hiking the Falls
    Hiking the Falls Have fun hiking together with your friends in God’s beautiful creation! Who: grades 6-12 (parents invited and...
  • Back 2 School Bash // 2013
    Back 2 School Bash // 2013
    Wednesday, August 28 5:30pm – 8:30pm For students going in to grades 6-12 There is no cost. Supper is provided....

Vacation Bible School 2014

God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus.

Sunday, July 6 – Thursday, July 10

from 6:00-8:30pm each night

VBS is for:

  • Preschool children who are potty-trained,
  • Kindergarten kids,
  • and students in Grades 1-5

register for VBS

You must register in order to attend VBS. You can register in one of three ways:

  1. You can register online (click below)
  2. You can call the church office (715-634-4613)
  3. or You can register on site when you arrive for VBS



volunteer for VBS

We are always looking for great volunteers for Vacation Bible School.

The greatest need for VBS is Small Group Leaders. These vital staff members are responsible for ferrying a small group of 4-6 children from station to station. In this volunteer position, you really get to know the children in your small group really well!

We also need a few craft, game, and snack assistants. Happy greeters at the front door passing out high-fives always lends to an exciting evening. And a few random Moms walking around and being present for random situations that ONLY Moms know how to deal with!



Weird Animals

Sunday | Axl

Even when you’re left out… Jesus loves you!

Monday | Fern

Even though you’re different… Jesus loves you!

Tuesday | Milton

Even when you don’t understand… Jesus loves you!

Wednesday | Shred

Even though you do wrong… Jesus loves you!


Thursday | Iggy

Even when you’re afraid… Jesus loves you!


HWC Information

PO Box 507
10655 Nyman Ave
Hayward, WI 54843

ph: (715) 634-4613
fax: (715) 634-7823

HWC Service Times

  • 8:00am "MorningSong" (Theater Room)
  • 9:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 6:00pm "The Gathering" (Theater Room)
  • Nursery available at all services (ages 0-3)
  • Youth & Children Ministry during the 10:30am service ONLY