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Mountain Lake & St. James Area Youth For Christ

The Youth for Christ Studio Ministries have one primary goal: To reach every youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministries offer many things that attract, entertain and serve the needs of area youth. Nothing can replace the knowledge and the transformative experience of salvation. All activities are either leading up to that point or building upon that foundation.

Area Director

Art Ellingson -

Art, along with his wife Donna founded The Studio ministry back in 1998. The son of a Lutheran pastor and evangelist, Art has always viewed the Great Commission as a part of every believer's daily life. Art is a credentialed minister and also a worship leader. It is his heart's cry that both the believer and the unbeliever would turn to their Father in heaven and call on the Name of the Lord.


Mountain Lake

City Life Center - The Studio

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday • 7 PM - 9 PM

Come and just hang. A place to belong.


Tuesdays • 8 PM - 9 PM

The guys get together to be transformed into something great.

You Are

Wednesdays • 5 PM - 6:30 PM

The ladies gather to find out who they really are.

St. James

City Life Center - Studio B

Thursdays and Fridays • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come and just hang. A place to belong. Dinner is served at 5:00 PM.


Thursdays • 4 PM - 5 PM

Get together to be transformed into something great.

Wading Pool

Thursdays and Fridays • 6 PM - 6:30 PM

A time to meet and get to know God.

RC Races

Fridays • 4:30 PM - 6 PM

Indoor remote controlled racing at its finest.

September 2021 Newsletter

"Always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within"... Click on PDF for the full Newsletter.

Physical Location

The Studio

1025 2nd Ave

Mountain Lake, MN 56159


Studio B

400 Armstrong Blvd N

St. James, MN 56081


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