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.


Check out our featured event!

All youth, rising 7th-12th grades AND 2020 graduated high school Seniors, are invited to spend the week with CREW for Work Camp. We'll spend the week of July 27-31 at Love & Caring Ministries, a Virginia Beach women's shelter. Projects will include light construction, gardening, yard work, and farm maintenance. Read more in the event page to learn what to expect!

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