At The Orchard we think students are the best, and so important to the family of God! We want to partner with you and your student to bring joy, fun, meaning, and a strong sense of identity in Christ to these vital years. We use the Orange philosophy as a basis for our ministries: RED (The Heart of the Family) + YELLOW (The light of the church) = ORANGE – a dynamic combination! We are better together.
Student ministry staff and volunteer leaders are available to you if you have questions, if your child is struggling with something, if you need help with transportation for youth group, or anything else. We are here to serve your entire family in any way we can. You are always invited to stop in to say hello before or after a student ministry gatherings. Student ministry staff and volunteer leaders are available to you if you have questions.
Ascent, Sundays from 10:30am – 11:30am
Ascent is a Sunday
morning gathering for 6th-8th grade students. Each week your student can expect a welcoming environment, games, snacks and discussion-based Bible study. Students sit with their families during worship and announcements, and join the Ascent group in the Student Ministry room when the sermon starts.
Alive!, Thursdays 7:00-8:30
Alive! is a weekly environment for 6th-8th grade students. Our times together consist of games, snacks, teaching based on curriculum from Orange, and guy/girl growth groups. We strive to provide a safe environment for students to have fun, ask questions, and grow in their faith, no matter where they’re coming from. John 10:10 says that Jesus came to bring…
Fusion, Wednesdays 7-9
“Fusion: A union by or as if by melting: as a merging of diverse, distinct or separate elements into a unified whole.”
Fusion is a weekly environment where high school students can experience the one-of-a-kind LOVE that Jesus offers, PURSUE growing relationship with Jesus and others, and live our their faith with PASSION, making a difference in the world around them.
Wednesday nights include hang-out time, games, snacks, teaching, and Growth Groups. The first Wednesday of every month we have a “family meal” to give students the opportunity to actually stop and enjoy a good meal around a table with their friends. We provide the main course, students are in charge of desserts!
Power Lunch, Fridays during RFHS lunch period @ The Orchard
RFHS students are invited to join us every Friday during the school year for a delicious free meal, and shared discussion around faith and the tough issues they have to face on a daily basis. We hope and pray that students will “taste and see that the Lord is good!” Power lunch is hosted at The Orchard in partnership with Youth For Christ.