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


Brett Bucklin

Director of Youth Ministry


Sunday Morning

There are many aspects to growing in faith. We grow through worship, studying God's word, connecting with others who are following Christ, and serving in the church and in our communities. Our focus for Youth Ministry on Sunday mornings is towards worship and serving. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join a Sunday morning serving team to assist with Kid's Ministry, Hospitality, or Worship Production, or attend one of our worship services.

Wednesday Night Youth Group

All students are invited to the Youth Space for games, snacks and a brief Bible message on Wednesday nights from 6:30 -8:00 pm. Bring a friend! Wednesday Night Youth Group happens every week EXCEPT the 2nd Wednesday when we serve together at a local food pantry.

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 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.