Youth

Oakland's Youth Ministry consists of two age groups: Contenders for senior high (9th-12th grades), and Transformers for middle high (6th-8th grades). 1 Timothy 4:12

Sunday school

Contenders meet for Christian Education on Sunday mornings at 10 am, with alternating leadership provided by Amanda & Elijah Tice, and Troy Miller,  .

Transformers meet at the same time with leadership provided by Robert McDonough, and Jason & Darlene Weller,

 

study groups

Contenders meet for study and social time at the home of Elijah & Amanda Tice on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm (currently on hold because of a newborn in the Tice household!)

Transformers meet for study and social time at the home of Cathy & Dale Stewart on Sunday evenings from 5-7 pm.

 

service projects

Oakland Youth have been involved with a number of service projects both locally and in other states. Summer mission trips have gone to Shannondale in Jefferson County, Appalachian projects in Kentucky and Tennessee, the Cherokee Reservation in North Carolina, the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and even Puerto Rico. Tasks have ranged from scraping and painting, to fixing roofs and porches, to building handicap ramps, to helping conduct Vacation Bible School. Youth always return with a greater understanding and appreciation for cultures other than their own, and with a sense of having engaged in a Christ-like endeavor. Matthew 25:35

 

retreats

One of the highlights on the Youth calendar is a yearly retreat to help build supportive relationships, facilitate spiritual growth and develop a biblical worldview.