Arena Students is the student community at Arena Church for ages 11-17. We are passionate to see a generation of WorldChangers live With Jesus, World-Class Friendships, On Purpose, and For Others.


First Friday of every month at 7:30pm

The first Friday of every month we gather all our students together at our Ilkeston campus for our WorldChangers night. This includes free food, loud music, plenty of games and an inspirational message for all. It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are, everyone is welcome to become a WorldChanger! The night runs from 7:30-9pm, with transport running to and from our different campuses. Get in touch for more info at


Our student small groups run throughout the month, spread over our different campuses. On these nights we focus on helping everyone become a better disciple of Jesus and are bold in our beliefs. This is a space to specifically learn how to live with Jesus and create world-class friendships. Please get in touch with our studentS pastors at to find your local Student Small Group.

“I had only heard about you before
but now I have seen you with my own eyes.”

Job 42:5


Can anyone come to Arena Students?

Yes, Arena Students is open to all. Whether you are a part of Arena Church or not, you are very welcome!

Is there a cost to Arena Students?

No, Arena Students runs on the generosity of the wider church family. This means that we do not require any money for entrance to Arena Students, or for the food and drinks we provide!

Do I need to do anything before attending Arena Students?

Yes! We have a consent form that we require for all that attend Arena Students. This can be downloaded here, and must be completed by a parent/guardian.

What about safeguarding?

Safeguarding is our highest priority. All of our Arena Students volunteers are interviewed and DBS checked, and receive ongoing Child Protection training. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Arena Students team