Youth Ministry

Our prayer is that the youth ministry at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church equips students to grow in faith. CREW (Christians Riding the Eternal Wave) 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 fellow believers. Our goal is to provide a balanced ministry between God's Word, worship, prayer, fun activities, and outreach.

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


Get connected!

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. Each team meets weekly on Zoom, and live for in-person meet-ups about once a month.

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. Be a part of one! To get connected into a small group, email Pam Bentley, Director of Youth Ministry.

Sunday School

C.R.E.W. Bible Study meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the Youth Space on the second floor. Middle and high school students start together for a large group message, then breakout into separate groups for discussion. 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.

Sunday Night Crew

Sunday Night CREW is offered on the First Sunday of each month, October through June. We begin with worship led by the youth worship team, followed by supper and games.
All 6th – 12th graders are welcome to join us in the Youth Space for this time of fellowship. No RSVP necessary. Come as you are!

Youth Sunday Nights


Monthly Activities

Each month we offer planned group fun activities either in our Youth Space or out in town. Bowling, laser tag, trivia, and movies give us time together just for fun! Wednesday Night Beach Bums meets seasonally in the Youth Space for pizza, devotional and time in our Game Room. We also offer monthly outreach projects to serve together in our local Virginia Beach community.

Youth Monthly Activities

Retreats and Missions

Retreats and mission trips give students the opportunity to step away from their daily lives and step into time with God. We offer fall and spring retreats as well as summer mission trips for both middle and high school students.

Youth Trips

Youth Events