“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.




20130208_084201_020713 blue jeans_300Star House Jean Drive

Have jeans that no longer fit? We are donating gently used jeans to Star House. Star House is dedicated to providing homeless youth ages 14-24 a safe place from the streets and connects them to resources. Bring your jeans to the Student Room now through November 29th. All sizes are welcome!




chrysalis-logo1Chrysalis 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 events, 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 – February 6-8, 2016

Boys’ Weekend – June 25-27, 2016

Girls’ Weekend – September 2-5, 2016