Welcome to XLR8

We know that coming to a new place can be a scary experience - and we want to do our best to make you feel as welcome as possible! XLR8 is a youth ministry that is all about creating a warm, welcoming and loving environment where young people can belong, grow & encounter God.

Why come to XLR8?

Reason #1

Fun-Packed Events

If there's one thing we love, that's having some fun - each of our events is crafted in such that there is something for every person here!

Each event features an epic game (dodgeball, capture-the-flag, gargone, pandemic, and the list goes on), worship, a talk, and an opportunity to hangout with some awesome people.

Reason #2

Awesome People

What makes XLR8 special is the people - and maybe we're biased, but we think we have some pretty special people here!

Between our incredibly friendly leaders & the awesome teens that come each week, it is hard not meet cool people & build friendships with people who will love you the way you are.

What to Expect

As a first time guest at XLR8, it can be scary walking up to the building - but we promise; if you are willing to take the risk, it will be well worth it! However if this is something that is too scary for you, feel free to grab a friend or one of your parents and bring them along.

What happens at each event

When you come to XLR8, you can always expect to be greeted at the door by a warm & welcoming person & will take time to introduce you to some of our awesome leaders & youth your age. Before the event officially starts, there will be opportunities to meet new people & hang out; or if that's not your thing, to colour, play some board games, video games, or sports - whatever interests you most!


The event will start with an awesome fun-packed team-based competitive game such as capture-the-flag, dodgeball - or, some of our favorite games - Gargone, Pandemic, Pit Ball and more! These games are optional to all youth, so if you're not in the mood, feel free to sit, colour & hangout. After the game, there will be an opportunity to worship God with our awesome XLR8 Band, an opportunity to learn about God from one of our amazing XLR8 Speakers, a free snack, and some time to hang out with some of our leaders & other teens your age. 

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XLR8 Youth | 13931 140 Street NW, Edmonton, AB | (587) 772-0751 | youth[at]gateway.ac

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