|Junior High Ministry|
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 that 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 junior 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.
Hey I'm Kelly! I am from a super small town in northwest Iowa called Lytton. It was a loving community and my parents replicated that in our 5 acre homestead in the country! I have two sweet godly parents, an older sister, a younger sister and a younger brother. I grew up believing Christ but really asked Him to be my savior in 6th grade and from there God continually showed me what life was like when I followed Him. I attended UNI and that is when I was invited to come to Orchard Hill. Immediately I felt like this was the place for me to be. It was at Orchard that I felt for the first time the undeserving yet freely given love from God and it jump started me to willingly surrender my life to Him. After graduation, I went back home and started a youth group with Jesus that still continues to this day! What a great journey that was! Then the opportunity for the Junior High position at Orchard Hill came open and I felt that God was calling to use me here! I think junior high students rock and am passionate about encouraging other leaders who are helping lead them to Christ. I also look forward to meeting the body of Christ here at Orchard Hill, so always feel free to say hi if you see me! :-)