The teen years mark a key transitional stage in life. Moving from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging time, but God uses times of change to bring great growth. Our Student Ministry staff and volunteers want to come alongside parents—helping young men and women know God more intimately, share and defend their faith, serve others, and develop deep relationships.
Sue Hyland, Youth Director, 758-6516, Brian Richards, Associate Youth Director, 758-6515,
Join us Sunday Nights this semester from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning. Check our calendar and weekly emails for more details on Element!
Trek Trek meets at 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. We have some snacks in the youth area and supplement our faith journey with teaching and discussion.
Synergy/Synago Our Wednesday night programs will kick off the first Wednesday after Labor Day, September 6th.
– Synergy is our small group for 6-8th grade students and meets at the church from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Synago is our small group for high school and will meet at the home of the Szalay’s from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Canoe Trip – August 19th Join us Saturday as we take a day trip to the Buffalo River for some water fun. We will leave the OLEC at 7:30 a.m. and return around 7:00 p.m. Register Here!
Get Youth Highlights in Your Inbox!
Stay up-to-date every week by signing up for our Youth email list. Every week, we send a special email to let you know what’s going on in small group and big events. This email is also great for parents.
The goal of our 6th grade Confirmation program is to integrate our 6th grade youth not only into the life of the church but also into our youth program. Unlike many Confirmation programs, our program is fully open to 6th graders. We believe they should be a part of Middle School Ministry, as they are middle school youth. This means that they can be a participant in any and all activities that we do as a Youth Ministry. Our hope in setting our program up this way is that when they connect with us in 6th grade they will then stay connected throughout middle and high school and on into their adult lives.