High School Ministry

Explore the ministry opportunities for your teens at HPCC

High School Ministry at HPCC

At HPCC our high school students (9th - 12th) experience a safe community where they learn about Jesus and build lasting relationships with their peers and youth leaders.


We would love to see your teens become a part of our Insideout Student Ministry family. We invite you to contact our church and speak directly with our Youth Pastor, Dan Knust, at any time.

Your first visit

Here's what to expect when visiting InsideOut Student Ministry for the first time:


You and your teen will be greeted by a youth volunteer as well as our Youth Pastor, Dan Knust! Our Wednesday night InsideOut activities are held in the fellowship hall of HPCC at 7PM - 8:15PM. If you can't find it, don't worry! Volunteers are in every part of the church ready and willing to help you find your way.


A typical evening opens up with worship music, followed by a game, a message from Pastor Dan Knust, and ending the evening with teens breaking off into same age/gender small groups to discuss the scripture based message. We often hold special events including movie nights, game nights, community outreach events, and host special speakers. To keep up-to-date on this information we encourage you to follow our Instagram @insideoutstudent or find our Facebook page @InsideOut Student Ministries


Upon arriving for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):


  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Teen's name
  • Teen's birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number

Meet our Youth Pastor

Dan Knust worked in the mining industry for 26 years. In addition to his career in the mining industry, Dan served as the volunteer Junior High Youth Director at High Plains Community Church for 8 years. Before that he volunteered as a small group leader in the Junior High ministry for 5 years. In September 2014, Dan left his career in the mining industry to follow God’s call on his life to move into full time ministry as a Youth Pastor. Dan is married to Rachael and has three grown children, daughter Jennifer and two sons Tyler and Taylor. He also has a granddaughter and grandson, both born in 2018. Dan earned a Certificate of Ministry from Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry in March 2014.

"I'm going to state the obvious - high school is hard. Monday through Friday students deal with anything from peer pressure, the temptation of drugs, dating, sex, keeping up their grades, college level classes, relationships with parents, demanding schedules, school activities, along with other countless issues outside of what I've listed. My goal at InsideOut is to create an environment that students can come to each Wednesday evening that is safe, encouraging, and maybe just for a moment they can leave the stresses of life outside the room, and along with that be given the chance to study the Word of God, and Jesus Christ, and what it looks like to begin and/or build a relationship with Him. In addition to coming along side students, our goal is to come alongside their parents as well, by providing parents with up-to-date information in regards to raising students in today's culture. So, my hope is that you and/or your student will consider becoming a part of our high school youth ministry this upcoming school year." - Dan Knust, Youth Pastor

Got Questions?

If you have further questions concerning your InsideOut Student Ministries experience, simply use the form below and get in touch with us!