Our Ortega Youth Ministry exists to help students love God and know God. We want our students to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, be bold in their beliefs, live a transformed life, and share their love and joy found in Jesus with everyone they meet. Join us!

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MIDWEEK WORSHIP Wednesdays 6:00PM – 8:00 PM

Midweek is a weekly gathering for middle and high school youth. Students come together to follow Jesus through hang time, food, games, worship, a message from Scripture and discussion! Doors open at 6:00 PM.


We have Life Groups specifically geared for our Ortega Youth! Life Groups are a great way to find community and make a big church feel more friendly. Groups simply do life together – laughing, eating, playing games, fellowshipping, supporting each other and growing in all seasons of life. We encourage you to get connected with a Life Group to build new friendships and grow in your journey with Christ.


Life Groups and the Youth Service meet during the school year and during the summer. See the Youth Events Calendar for more details.



Sundays 10:30AM in the Sanctuary

If you have any questions about our youth ministry, please email John Hutton, Director of Youth Ministry, at John@ortegachurch.org


It’s time to sign up to volunteer in the Ortega Pumpkin Patch! The patch is entirely volunteer run and we need all youth and their families to help set up and work shifts in the pumpkin patch.

Thank you for your support! Sign up to volunteer HERE


At Ortega Youth, we love our special events and annual retreats! During the school year we attend multiple weekend retreats: Epworth By The Sea, Rock The Universe, Winter Retreat, Middle School Retreat, Confirmation Retreat and Senior’s Weekend at The Farm! In the summer, we spend a week in the woods hiking on the Appalachian Trail, participating in a mission trip where we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus, Youth Week and more!


We are always looking for volunteers! The first order of business is to complete an application available from the Youth Director. All volunteers are required to consent to a background check (and pass!) before working with our students. Second, look at our weekly gatherings and special events calendar and check out the volunteer opportunities available to you.

Sunday School Volunteers:   Do you have a heart for helping students dig into the Word of God and encouraging them to grow in their faith? If so, we need you for our Sunday morning class!

Wednesday Night Volunteers:   Wednesday nights are when our youth come together to have fun and hear a message relevant to what’s going on in their lives. Our adult counselors help in a number of ways, including facilitating small group discussions, games, setting-up/breaking down, serving on our audio/visual team and more!

Life Group Leaders: We need adult leaders for our Youth Life Groups! Life Groups are where our students come together to find community and develop authentic, godly relationships. Students learn to trust, support and pray for one another as they study scripture and discuss their everyday challenges.

Special Events:  We have many special events happening throughout the year, such as the Pumpkin Patch, Trunk or Treat, Easterfest, Vacation Bible School and more! We are always looking for youth and adult helpers at these community events!

If you have any questions about our youth ministry, please email John Hutton, Director of Youth Ministry, at John@ortegachurch.org