youth

At Oceanhills, our dream for Youth is that they'd...

1. Belong. No matter where your student is on their faith journey, they are always welcome to participate in experiences with us- at Youth Group, on Sundays, at camp, on mission trips, and in community with other students and leaders.

2. Believe. It's our dream that your student would realize and know confidently how deeply loved and valued they are by God. We are here to demonstrate to and educate them on this wonderful truth.

3. Become. By knowing confidently how loved and valued they are by God, we hope to help your student develop their choices, behaviors, and perspectives as they grow and mature. It's our joy to walk alongside your student, encourage them, and be a witness their growth.

5-12th Grade


youth group


High School 9-12th Grade

 

September-May

Youth Group on Wednesdays 7-8:30pm at The Loft

 

June-August

Group trips to Knapps Castle, Lizards Mouth, In & Out, & the beach.

 

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Junior High 7-8th Grade

 

September-May

Youth Group on Tuesdays 7-8:30pm at The Loft

 

June-August

Pool parties, batting cage & taco hang outs, day trips...

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5th & 6th Grade

 

September-May

Youth Group on Thursdays 7-8:30pm at The Loft

 

June-August

Group trips to Knapps Castle, Lizards Mouth, In & Out, & the beach.

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Student Life


Summer Experiences

June-August in Santa Barbara, CA

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Summer is our season to get to know one another in more casual and organic settings that provide broad on-ramps for new students, and more space/time for developing friendships. We love outdoor adventures to Lizards Mouth, Knapp’s Castle, Pismo Dunes, and--of course--we spend a lot of time at the beach! Every year our summer kicks off with a pool party where students coming up from lower grades get to “jump in” with older students and get to know our leaders.


CHIC Youth Conference

July 14th-20th, 2018

University of Tennessee 

 

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Every three years more than 5,000 high school students from across The Evangelical Covenant Church (our denomination) come together in one place to glimpse how they fit into the bigger picture of God’s kingdom. At CHIC, lives are changed as students are inspired to dive deeper in their faith together. During the week-long conference, students spend time building friendships within our own youth group and meet new friends through morning Base Camp sessions. Afternoons are full of fun with friends as students and leaders go on excursion adventures, swim, play sports on campus, and take part in a variety of other great options. CHIC is an opportunity for our high school students to worship, experience transformation, and make unforgettable memories!


Hume Lake Winter Camp

January & February 2019

Hume Lake

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To say we have a great time at Hume Lake is a huge understatement! Yes, we have a ton of fun taking advantage of Hume’s outstanding winter recreational program (ice skating, tube run, snowboard hill, broom hockey…), but our winter camp weekend is about so much more than the snow, it’s about life change! Through engaging teaching and worship experiences, intentional cabin conversations, and a healthy dose of natural wonder, we have seen the Holy Spirit move in profound ways in the lives of our students. Winter Camp at Hume Lake is not to be missed! Look for sign-ups in the fall for our January Junior High weekend, and February High School weekends.


Wild & Free Outdoor Adventure

June 2019

Dinkey Lakes

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We want our students know true FREEDOM in Christ. Freedom from old ways of viewing themselves; freedom from feelings of inadequacy, stress and the need to perform; freedom from sin, idols and addiction. Freedom to love well, live in hope, and pursue a God-sized life! Our annual June backpacking adventure provides an opportunity for our upperclassmen to hit the trail, and find rest and freedom for their souls, seeking Jesus in the wild and out-of-the-way places.


Shalom SB

Spring Break 2019

Santa Barbara, CA

 

 

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With Jesus as our model, Oceanhills Youth Ministry is committed to coming alongside students in service to others as we live out Christ's command to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Together, we partner with local organizations and seek out opportunities to learn about our city--not the postcard, but the real place, with real brokenness--and seek Shalom, God's peace, in those places where the fabric of our community is running thin. Look for our annual Shalom SB weekend each Spring Break, past experiences have focused on homelessness, racism, and creation care.


Dedication/Confirmation

Fall 2018

 

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D/C is a small group opportunity for students in grades 7 and 8 to go deeper in their faith, increase their knowledge of the Bible, ask hard questions, and be intentionally mentored by loving adults in our church family.  The Discipleship/Confirmation curriculum is published by our denomination, the Evangelical Covenant Church, and is specifically designed to connect with the lives of our junior high students. It’s not a verse by verse study, but rather, a survey of the Bible focusing on the main themes and important people/events that are part of God's incredible story. D/C gathers weekly from October through May.


Youth Sunday

10am at The Marjorie Luke Theatre

Spring 2019

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Each Spring, the Youth Ministry Team “takes over” Sunday morning to celebrate Youth Sunday. It’s our opportunity to catch ourselves growing as a church family. And in particular, to pause, make a mark, and celebrate the growth we see in our kids. Not just their growth in inches (although that’s fun--especially with junior highers!) but growth in their knowledge and understanding of God’s love and the growth of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Youth Sunday is our turn to lead the shouts of praise to a good God, who has been faithful, and true, and reliable, and present, and generous and kind, and close, for another year. It’s one of our church family’s favorite mornings of the year, don’t miss it.


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Contact

Dr. Laila DiGuilio

Director of Oceanhills Youth: laila@oceanhills.org

 

Rob Limkeman

Assistant Director of Oceanhills Youth: rob@oceanhills.org

 

Brandon Wong

Assistant Director of Oceanhills Youth & Young Adults: brandon@oceanhills.org