Middle School Ministry (Grades 6–8)

OC’s Middle School Ministry is a community of students who love Jesus and follow Him! If you’re in Grades 6–8, we hope you’ll join us on Sunday mornings at Encounter, in a Midweek Crew, or at one of our upcoming special events!


(Sunday 9:30–10:40 a.m., (doors open at 9:00) OC Refinery)

Encounter is our weekly large group meeting for Middle and High School students that’s designed to shatter the “church is boring” stereotype! There’s food. There’s fellowship & games. There’s meaningful worship, challenging teaching, and relevant small group discussions!


Crews are mid-week small group Bible studies. These are quite possibly the best opportunity students have to connect deeply with Christ and with others in our youth ministry! It’s in this context—the small group—that students can know others and be known. We now have 2 Middle School Crews that are meeting on the campus of OC at various times throughout the week. If you’d like more information about joining a Crew, please email the church office.

Youth Choir

(6–8 p.m. Sunday, OC Sanctuary)
This group is for students in Middle and High School and exists to develop and appreciate the instrumental and vocal talents God has given them. They sing occasionally during morning worship and occasionally present musical productions through the year.

Youth Praise Team

One of the goals of OC Student Ministries is to enable teens to genuinely worship God. We do this through student lead contemporary worship. The Praise Team is for teens who desire to lead their peers in worship. Please email the church office for more information about getting involved in the Youth Praise Team.


In addition to our regularly scheduled programs, students can also participate in multiple events—large and small—held throughout the calendar year. It is our desire to create events that students genuinely enjoy, and provide an environment where teens can connect with others, grow spiritually and engage in ministry. You can keep up with our events on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OCStudentMinistries/