“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”- 1 Timothy 4:12

Teens get enough classroom learning during the school week. We want to teach, show, and encourage an active life with God at the center and that’s exactly what our special events do! Throughout the year there are several chances that students can be challenged, have fun, and explore deeper levels of their faith in God during retreats, mission trips, and events. Our goal is that all of these special events are times that teens can connect with God and each other in ways that make it easy to invite their friends.


Some of the favorites are the Winter Retreat at Camp Otterbein for junior high students; Summer Work Camp where students and adults partner with Jackson Area Ministries in Southern Ohio to take on capital improvements while building relationships; and Camp Otterbein in the summer where students from around Ohio come together to connect with each other and God.


Save The Date:

Camp Otterbein: June 18-23


Work Camp: July 9-14


Bibles and Breakfast

Monthly on Wednesday when Pickering has a two-hour delay


Marie Scramblers

Grades 9-12th

Once a month, Pickerington Schools has a two-hour delay, since you’re already used to waking up early for school why not enjoy a delicious breakfast and discussion? Please bring your Bible and $5 to help cover your breakfast. Friends are always welcome (and we will buy their breakfast)! Contact Kate if you need a ride!


Camp Otterbein: Mission Adventure

June 18-23

Ages 12-18

Cost: $329

Join us as we work together on projects that impact our camp and community, allowing God to use your skills and strengths to better God’s world. Take action and build upon your faith while reaching out to others, and find out what Jesus’ servant leadership means for you. Find adventure throughout the week with activities including swimming, the zip line, mud pit, and much more!

Find out more about Camp Otterbein

Register for camp!

Chrysalis Retreat

Chrysalis is a weekend renewal experience for high school and college age young adults. Its goal is to raise up young leaders in the church through spiritual talks, worship eventchrysalis-logo1s, and engaging one another through small-group discussions, music, and time to connect with other students/young adults.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming retreats and contact Kate Smith to sign up.

Girls’ Weekend – September 2-5, 2016