Youth

HOPE Youth

The mission of HOPE Youth is to help students grow in a relationship with Jesus. We desire to see students encouraged, convicted, and challenged in their walk with the Lord, all while growing in a community of Christ-followers. We do this through teaching from God’s Word, worship, and small group time with other students and leaders.

Every Wednesday evening we gather together with our junior and senior high students to worship the Lord.  Our junior highs (grades 6-8) meet from 6:30-8:30pm while our senior high students (grades 9-12) meet from 7:30-9:30pm.  During this time students have a main worship session that includes singing and teaching from God’s word. Afterwards, students go to their small groups which are grade and gender specific and lead by one of our Youth Leaders who are with them, Lord willing, for the entire year.  This time is meant for students to take what was learned in the teaching and apply it to their lives as well as an opportunity for accountability and connection.  After small group students have the chance to hangout in our lobby while playing games and spending time with friends until pickup at 9:45pm.

A great way to stay up to date is through social media. You can find us on Instagram and Facebook. On this page you will find links to new music, our Start 180+ Bible reading plan, and other resources. You can also sign up to receive our weekly newsletter by filling out the form on this page.

If you have any questions or would like your student connected with a small group, please reach out to us at Youth@HopeOakville.ca.

Upcoming Events

Sr High Spring Reteat

Senior High students are invited to join us for our Senior High Spring retreat. This retreat is for Grades 9-12 and we look forward to a time filled with worship, the Word, and time together with leaders and friends.

There will be no transportation provided for this retreat. Parents are responsible for both drop-off and pick-up of your student(s).

*PLEASE NOTE* Retreats are an intentional time of worship, teaching, and community for our small groups. We ask for students to be committed to the entire weekend, and ask you to make sure they do not request to come late or leave early. This is a distraction for everyone.

When - May 3-5, 2024

Where - We will spend the weekend at Circle Square Ranch in Brantford, 1645 Colborne St E, Brantford ON

Drop off - 7:00 PM Friday, May 3

Pick up - 1230-1 PM Sunday, May 5. Please be on time.

Cost - The retreat cost is $195 ($190 + FEE), this payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard (if you need another payment method, please contact the office and speak to one of the Youth Team members)

If you have any further questions please email Youth@HopeOakville.ca.

If your student's grade no longer has space available you can add them to the WAITLIST HERE.

Please note the following:

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY

You are eligible for a refund of the registration cost minus a $35 processing fee (per registration) if withdrawal from retreat/camp occurs before 14 calendar days from the scheduled start date of the retreat/camp. Any withdrawals after this date are not refundable or transferable for any reason (i.e illness, emergencies, change of plans).

JR High Day Camp

We are excited to once again host our Junior High Day Camp this July 8-12, 2024

Each day we meet together for worship, time in God's Word, and small group, followed by an afternoon filled with activities. Each day will be something different, including team building activities,  day trips to the Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park and Canada’s Wonderland plus we end the week with a BBQ and tournament day. Last year was a blast and we can not wait to see you all again this year!

See below for some quick camp details:

  • Junior High Day Camp will run July 8–12, 2024 
  • Camp is for students born in 2010-2012 (Current grade 6-8)
  • The cost of camp per child is $265
  • Lunch is not provided, except on Friday
  • Pizza dinner is served at Wonderland on Thursday before we leave from the park.
  • Camp drop-off is from 8:30–845AM and pickup is 4PM. Thursday pick up 9PM.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information, or email Youth@HopeOakville.ca.

If your student's grade no longer has space available you can add them to the WAITLIST HERE.

God Time Resources

This Bible reading plan is a basic overview of the Bible, broken into smaller chunks of verses for those new to Bible reading plans. Don’t be afraid to jump in, don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day, and just pick up where you left off. May God use His word in your life in awesome ways as He has in so many others by the Holy Spirit.

Praying Parents

Psalm 116 says “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.  Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.”  We are a church that believes in the power of prayer.  As a youth ministry we also believe that apart from the powerful moving of the Holy Spirit our efforts are in vain.  So we want to pray and we want to come alongside parents to pray for their children.  Each Wednesday that we have our regular Youth ministry we invite parents to come and pray while their children are at youth.  Our time of prayer is from 7:30-8:30pm but you are welcome to come later and stay later right up until our night ends at 9:45.  Each week there will be a prayer agenda for you to pray through that will include specific prayers for the large group teaching time, the small group time and for your children individually and specifically.  There will also be a section for specific prayer requests.  If you have any prayer requests you’d like us to be praying for as it relates to your children and family or if you have any questions regarding this ministry please email us at PrayingParents@HopeOakville.ca 

 

Please fill out this short form to let us know you want to pray with us.

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