RIDGE YOUTH MINISTRIES Oak Ridge United Methodist, Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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The real reason we're here is to grow as Disciples of Jesus Christ, so we can live fully alive and lead others to find fulfillment in doing the same. Study and Bible-based discussion are essential to our foundation. Opportunities to fellowship, adventure, and celebrate together are important too. From a Spirit of gratitude we seek to fulfill Jesus' commands to provide for those in need and to invite others into this wild and beautiful journey we've been called on.

More detailed information on our ministry goals and how our programming fits together can be found [here].

Weekly Meetings

Weekly Meetings change quite a bit between 6/9/19-9/8/19. The following is the general school year schedule. See the current summer calendar for updated information.

  • Discipleship Hour (Sunday School) 10:00am-11:00am ... [Teaching/Discussion/Video]
  • Sunday Night "Ridge Youth" Meeting 6:00-8:00pm ... [BIG GROUP, dinner, fellowship, singing, games, message, small group discussion, occasional service projects]
  • Tuesday A.M. Prayer Breakfast 7:50-8:20am offsite
  • Thursday Afternoon "Open Ridge" 4:00-6:30pm ... [Open Gym, Cafe, Study, Games and Art projects available]
  • Small Group Bible Studies TBA

Once/Month Service Projects

Typically we attempt to engage in local community service at least once every month. [CLICK HERE] for more info.

Leadership Development Opportunities

Our discussions and programming are fueled by a Student Leadership Team made of students just like you! We couldn't do what we do without their commitment and the sharing of their talents. We'll be accepting applications soon for 2019-2020, [learn more about the Student Leadership Team here...]

Notable Upcoming Events/Trips

June 24-28: Weekday School VBS

Need as many as possible to volunteer for this as it is always a difficult one to staff! Let us know your availability soon!

July 7-13: High School Mission Trip = Slidell, LA!


Get excited!! Come join us for an incredible time working on home repair projects, meeting locals who still deal with the long-term effects of the monster hurricane that hit 15 years ago. Sightseeing the city of New Orleans, enjoying several recreational activities and even a tour of Honey Island Swamp are in the plans! Throw in the community programming the mission offers with worship sessions, guided group building and staff-directed home repair projects, you will certainly never forget this trip! You are going to love the work opportunity, organization and new place we will be serving!

Open to all students currently in 9th-12th grade!

July 21-25: ORUMC Children's VBS!

Volunteering open to 8th grad and up!!! Let us know your availability soon!

July 28-Aug 2: Middle School Mission to Charleston, SC!

$235.00/person. Come join us for an incredible time serving alongside several other youth groups; working with non-profit organizations, children’s ministries, senior-living centers and neighborhoods hosting back yard bible school. Sightseeing downtown Charleston and enjoying a couple of the area’s gorgeous beaches, among other recreational activities, are definitely in the plans! Our host organization, Group Missions, will also be taking care of worship and programming for us.

Open to all ORUMC students who are CURRENTLY in 6th-8th grade!

SpiritUs 2019!! - AUGUST 9-11, Caswell Beach

Beach Camp! Ridge Youth's most attended trip each year, SpiritUS is an incredible way to encounter the Lord through conference. Many other youth from accross Central to Western NC will join us in this event that is both an exciting worship experience and incredible fun at the beach! Go ahead and get your name in now by signing up with Harrison through text! More details to come!

Much more summer stuff to come, including regular local outdoor adventures and some other opportunities for service... stay tuned!!


As always, if any questions, please feel free to text or call Harrison at 423.507.7492!


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