Student Ministries

School Year Ministries

  • Middle School Youth Group: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. (Hangout: 6:30–7 p.m.)
    Pick-up at the main entrance by 8:45 p.m. Bible lesson, discussion groups, worship and fun!
  • High School Youth Group: Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m. (Hangout: 9–9:30 p.m.)
    Bible lesson, discussion groups, worship and fun!
  • Middle School Connections: Sundays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Student Ministries Center
    Teaching Christian doctrine and life to help students connect into the church body.
  • High School Equip: Sundays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Student Ministries Center
    Equipping students to understand their faith and engage in the world with confidence in God’s Word.

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Middle School Upcoming Events

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  • Camp Timberlee: more info coming soon!

High School Upcoming Events

  • 30 Hour Famine: February 22-23
    • The 30 Hour Famine is a national event to raise money to fight world hunger through World Vision. Students will fast for 30 hours and collect donations to fight world hunger. Every $40 raised can feed a child for a month through World Vision! Students must register here and be sure to sign-up for The Orchard’s group. This is a High School event only.
    • Here is what to expect:
      The fast begins Friday, February 22 at 7 a.m. Students will go to school and do the first part of the fast on their own.
      At 6 p.m., students will meet at the church and stay overnight.
      On Saturday, February 23, students will do a service project related to poverty/hunger.
      ​We will end our fast together Saturday at 1 p.m.
    • Contact Dennis Colton at 224.764.4029 with questions. 
  • Spring Break Trip: March 24-30, Florida, More info
  • Hungary Mission Team: June 21-July 7, current 11th-12th graders only.
  • Albania Mission Team: June 21-July 7, current 11th-12th graders only.
  • Greece Mission Team: July 22-August 8, current 11th-12th graders only.
  • West Virginia Mission Team: July 28-August 3, current 9th-12th graders. More info coming soon!

Serving Opportunities

Student Ministries Leader – Are you interested in serving with middle school or high school students? Contact Dennis Colton, Pastor of Student Ministries, at 224.764.4029.