Oakdale Student Ministry

Oakdale Student Ministry is dedicated to helping youth grow as obedient disciples of Jesus that will, in turn, help others grow as obedient disciples of Jesus. We do this by helping students that are interested or committed to Jesus to meet with God and other students in order to mature as disciples. As they mature, they will learn to share their faith with others and to lead others in their discipleship journeys.

Staying in Contact

We keep in touch various ways. Follow us on Instagram @oakdalestudentministry. Sign up to receive our newsletter for parents, the Student Weekly E-mail. Text STUDENTS to 78716 to receive updates and info directly to your mobile device. Or you can reach out to the student ministry pastor by e-mailing .


Prayer and Worship

We encourage students to attend our Sunday morning worship services at 9:00 or 11:00. It is important for young people to meet with other disciples not their own age as we reflect the Kingdom of  God.


Student Small Groups

During the school year, we host several small groups where students meet together and with God to mature as disciples. Sometimes these groups read through books of the Bible, sometimes they study the Bible topically. At times they may read through a Christian living book, or work through curriculum. What they always have in common is encouraging one another toward greater obedience to Jesus.

Small groups of the same gender meet in the Youth Center (a.k.a. The Refuge or the Original Chapel). High School is Sunday at 7PM and Middle School meets Tuesday at 7PM.

Emerging Adults Ministry

This small group is for anyone 18-23 years old-whether you are starting your career, going to college nearby, home during school breaks, or figuring out what's next. Join us as we meet together and with God to grow as obedient disciples of Jesus by reading the Bible and praying together. This summer we are discussing Hebrews.

We meet on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:00 in the youth center (AKA The Refuge).

Text OEA to 78716 to receive updates and info about our Emerging Adults ministry via text.

Middle School Winter Retreat

Middle School Winter Retreat '24

Winter Meltdown is an action-packed, spiritually challenging weekend adventure for students in 6th-8th grade. Join us for a weekend at River Valley Ranch in Manchester, MD; February 16-18. Total cost is $185 per person. Register here before December 5, 2023 with a $50 deposit.


Student Summer Camp

Crossings at Skycroft is a summer camp experience for students who have completed grades 6-12. While there, we experience Christ-centered worship, solid Gospel teaching, intentional church group times, exciting recreation, adventure, missions opportunities and more! The schedule is intensive, fun and focused on challenging students to grow in Christ.  Expect to be challenged, encounter God in a new way, and to leave camp changed! You can learn more from Skycroft's website here.

Oakdale is going June 16-21, 2023. The cost is $345 per student. Feel free to inquire with Andrew Hall about camp scholarships. We have limited spots for 2024, so register soon.





SCUBA VBS - Youth Helpers


Every year at VBS, we have several dozen students helping us lead the children by serving as Crew Leaders, Station Helpers, and on the Worship Team. It is an excellent opportunity to share how much God cares for those children that attend.

VBS runs July 8-12 in the morning. Any youth interested in helping this year should sign-up and reserve space in their calendar. Students must attend one of the three offered training sessions: July 2 or 3, 3:30-5:00 PM. They are more than welcome to attend both as we will be previewing different parts of this years VBS curriculum each afternoon.

Student Ministry Calendar