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.





Appalachian Service Project

Order Here!

Help support this year’s Student Appalachia Service Project Team, and purchase a sub!  All the proceeds from the subs will help our team of youth and adults go share the love of Jesus by helping families repair their homes in Appalachia.
These 12” subs are fresh--made that morning!  Each sub roll is stuffed with turkey, ham, bologna, salami, American and Provolone cheeses, lettuce and tomatoes.
Or you can donate subs to the Men’s and Women’s Shelters in Rockville.  We will make and deliver them on your behalf. With your generosity, we hope to donate 275 subs on Super Bowl Sunday to feed the men and women at the shelters. 

Be sure to pick up subs that your order for yourself on February 11 at Oakdale after the 9:00 and 11:00 services.


Oakdale's youth ASP trip is an opportunity to invite youth grow into discipleship by building relationships that foster obedience to God and service to community. High school students spend the year preparing and fund raising to travel to Appalachia for week and help make homes warmer, safer, and drier. We expect to go travel June 22-29, 2024. The cost is $325 per student. If financial support is needed, please reach out to an OSM ASP board member.

Please register students here. And please download this calendar and reserve the dates to participate in our preparation.

Student Ministry Calendar