Youth Ministry

CREW Youth Ministry offers a place for students in grades 6-12 to worship, study God's Word, serve our community together, and develop lasting friendships with others living out their faith. Our goal is to engage students and connect them into community so they want to grow and share their faith in Christ.

CREW School Year Permission Form

If you have a youth who plans to participate in CREW activities this school year, please complete and submit the form linked below.

Permission Form

Pam Bentley

Director of Youth Ministry

 
 

Youth Worship

All students in grades 6-12 are invited to Youth Worship on Sunday mornings at 10am. Created specifically for middle and high school students, Youth Worship is a mix of music and message geared to engage and inspire this age.

We use curriculum and resources from Orange XP3 for the spiritual growth of students, guiding them to experience three things:

  • Wonder for who God is and the relationship He offers.
  • Discovery of who God created them to be.
  • Passion for loving others.

Virtual Bible Study

Studying God’s word together is important, and we take time to do that on Wednesday nights. All students are invited to gather on Zoom at 7 pm each week for video Bible study and discussion based on resources from Right Now Media.

Small Groups

In this time of social distancing, we want all of our students to feel connected. To do that, we offer small group teams for all students in grades 6-12. Whether virtually or in-person, small groups spend time with each other and for each other, with the common goal of doing all the good you can as long as you ever can. We're better together, and it starts with a small group.

Gather & Serve

Each month we offer planned group fun activities either in our Youth Space or out in town. Trivia, fire pits, scavenger hunts and movies give us time together just for fun. We also offer monthly outreach projects to serve together in our local Virginia Beach community.

Youth Monthly Activities

Retreats, Trips, and Camp

Retreats and mission trips give students the opportunity to step away from their daily lives and step into time with God. In non-COVID times, we offer fall and spring retreats as well as summer mission trips for both middle and high school students. CREW Summer Work Camp allows students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to serve the local community through light construction projects.

Youth Trips

Confirmation

 
 

Confirmation is a small group program for students to study the beliefs of the United Methodist Church as well as what it means to be a Christian. Confirmation classes are offered each year for students who are ready to take personal responsibility for the vows made on their behalf at their baptism and also for those who have not yet been baptized. Upon completion of Confirmation, students are given the opportunity to proclaim their personal commitment to follow Christ and join the community of Virginia Beach UMC.