|Senior High Ministries|
Orchard Hill Student Ministries believes in "Team Based Youth Ministry"
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[MISSION] The mission of the Orchard Hill Student Ministires is to help students in the Cedar Valley become more fully devoted followers of Christ no matter where they are at on their faith journey.
[STRATEGY] Our strategy is to help students engage in relationships in the same way Jesus did while here on earth. These are: Large and Mega Group experiences - Small group experiences - One-on-One experiences. We organize weekly LARGE group ministry events called CHAOS (junior high), BIGhouse (high school), and BASIC (college). Through these events, SMALL GROUP opportunities are programmed as part of CHAOS, offered following BIGhouse, and through our BASICplus small group ministry of BASIC.
[WHY] We deeply believe that as student ministry leaders we can be more EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT at helping students become more fully devoted followers of Christ if we lay down demoninational flags and raise the banner of Jesus Christ to unite with other local churches and youth directors! We believe that by uniting our passions, strengths, and spiritual gifts, we will be able to reach a much greater number of students in the Cedar Valley for Jesus than by ourselves.
*We invite you click the logo to learn more about our "Team Based Youth Ministry" events and opportunities!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT OHC
We encourage senior high students to get involved and serve on Sunday Mornings! Serving options include being a small group leader for elementary students during Sunday School, singing, sound technician, helping with the Coffee House, joining the parking lot crew, assisting with the production booth.
Also, we highly encourage you to value a time to worship with your family. If your family is at Orchard Hill Church for one hour on Sunday Mornings, we highly recommend that you to consider attending a worship service together.
MEET OUR High School Youth Directors!
Hey! I'm Brad, and I get the pleasure of hanging out with high school students with the purpose of encouraging them to take steps towards being fully devoted followers of Christ. A little bit about me: I grew up all over the midwest...and no, I'm not a military "brat", just a child of a father who worked in the grain business, and a mother who was a nurse. I grew up in a household that honored God, and my relationship with Jesus really took roots for me in college. I took part in working as a camp counselor at Kanakuk Kamps, and did two summers with Youthworks; both organizations were instrumental in my life. I get really excited when I see youth make life-changing decisions because of Christ’s work in their lives, and I love experiencing the benefits that God promises of living life the way he intended it. As I start here, I’m nervous to the unknown on what’s ahead, but anxious and excited for what God is doing through the youth here in the Cedar Valley, and can’t wait to be a part of it!
* Check back soon for a personal bio about her and her family!
I've been working with High School youth for almost 20 years. With my husband Ed, I led a group in our former church and started bringing youth to Big House when one of our kids started coming. I saw something at Orchard I passionately wanted to be a part of. After 4 years of working as a Big House volunteer, and 5 trips on Caravan, I have stepped in as a youth ministry volunteer! My "real" job is operating my own business called "The Whole Country Caboodle", where I design fabric and have my own line of quilt patterns and kits. Ed and I have three children, Shelby, who is married to Tim Walsten, Taylor, who is married to Amy Sampson, and Kaytlyn. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with Ed and my children.