Youth today are confronted with many interesting challenges! The Youth Ministry at Oak Valley is designed to help our high school teens learn how to navigate through life from a Christian perspective. There is a strong emphasis on building Christian character and leadership, serving others through various outreach ministries, bible studies, workshops, and worship. Also, we support each other through sports and fun and collaborate with the Emerald Youth Foundation (JustLead Ministry) for additional ministry opportunities and community outreach.
Activities include bible studies, community outreach or service projects like visiting nursing homes or feeding the hungry and hosting fun events. As part of the youth ministry, we also encourage participation in other ministries like our music and dance ministries or others like hospitality, ushers, and nursery ministries. We are also strengthening our middle school age children by helping them identify specific needs and Christian ways to address them. Participants in these ministries may be partnered with other ministries (i.e. young adult, married couples, or senior ministries) to support our intergenerational approach to youth growth and development.