CORE Student Ministries Events & Registrations

A Place for the Next Generation

CORE is a place for high school and middle school students to connect with one another, with older mentors, and with Jesus. Our desire is to help students become disciple-makers and to walk alongside both them and their parents in their faith journeys.

We meet on Sundays at 10:30 AM, with high school students in the Core Cafe and middle school in the auditorium. On Wednesdays during the school year, we meet at 6:45 PM. Both Sunday and Wednesday meeting times have a blend of games, community, small and large group teaching, and discipleship. 

Our special needs ministry is designed to support families and make sure you can come to church and worship together. Our CORE Ministry (6th to 12th grade) has a specially designed sensory room. Our goal is to come alongside your family and be a support to you. CORE meets at 10:30 AM only. Currently the CORE special needs ministry is full.


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CORE Christmas Party | Wednesday, December 18 | 6 to 8:45 PM

High School: Ugly Sweater Party

Get ready to experience Christmas cheer by wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater. We can’t wait to see your Christmas fashion in full display. Also bring a wrapped white elephant gift ($5 or less). 

Middle School: Christmas Movie Party

Who is your favorite Christmas character? Elf or Rudolph or maybe Cindy Lou Who? Dress up as your favorite Christmas movie character and bring a wrapped white elephant gift ($1 or less).  

There will be no Sunday CORE on December 22 or December 29.

There will be no Wednesday CORE on December 25.


High School Winter Retreat | Friday, January 17 (drop-off at 4 PM) - Sunday, January 19 (pick-up at 3 PM)

Our goal at Camp Orchard Hill's Winterblast 2020 is to remind students that Scripture is more than just ancient text…it’s GOD’S STORY; a beautiful, unified, unfolding truth, all pointing to the final resolution: Jesus Christ. And it’s OUR STORY too. We are beloved children of the King who has gone to incredible lengths to pursue us and bring us back into relationship with Him. We have the privilege of knowing the hero of the story and He gives us a role to play in His kingdom. Registration is now closed.

There will be no Wednesday CORE on January 1.

There will be no Sunday HS CORE on January 19.


UNITE Young Men's Conference | Saturday, March 14 | 9 AM - 3 PM | Auditorium

Courage is the theme of this year's conference. Courage to live as a man of God! We are hoping to have 200 boys from the community working together to participate in this wonderful event. Our goal is that the young men would see themselves as disciples of Jesus who are uniquely created to be men. We'll be spending a lot of time living with Jesus and our steps of obedience afterwards will be our expression of our love for Jesus. The speaker for this event is Chad Williams, former U.S. Navy Seal and author.

This conference is for boys in grades 6 through 12 and costs $35, which includes a T-shirt and lunch. Register for the event here.

Confidence Conference | Saturday March 21 | 8 AM - 6 PM

This conference is jam-packed with worship, teaching, and breakout sessions for girls to realize their value in Christ and how to live with passion for Him! We pray that each girl is brought to the conference intentionally by God and that they all learn lifelong, valuable lessons from the gospel about God's amazing plan for their beautiful lives! Register here for the conference.


Camp Orchard Hill

Camp Orchard Hill 2020 | Sunday, July 5 (10:15 AM drop-off) to Saturday, July 11 (2 PM pick-up)

It has been proven that when kids get involved in serving, it becomes a significant part of their discipleship journey. This year at Camp Orchard Hill Missions Week we will get to experience the best of both worlds. The serving side of missions and the fun side of camp. When students think back on their youth group years we want them to remember God working through them in missions experiences like these. If we would ever beg for a student to be involved in something, this week would be it! Join us for the Best Week Ever on mission with Camp Orchard Hill!

There will be a general information meeting on Sunday, February 23 from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM in the Core Cafe.

A Brunch Fundraising Event will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 7 AM to 1 PM. In preparation for the fundraiser, there will be required training and preparation on Wednesday, March 25 from 6:45 - 8:45 PM and Saturday, March 28 from 8 AM to noon.

The following dates are Mandatory Meetings in the Core Cafe (lunch will not be provided): Sunday, April 26 from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM; Sunday, June 7 from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM; and Wednesday, June 24 from 7 - 8:30 PM.

Camp Orchard Hill is for Middle School students in grades 6 - 8. Click here to register. The early-bird deadline is Sunday, February 23.

Early-bird: $495 deadline February 23

Regular: $520 deadline April 5

Last Chance: $545 deadline May 3

There are payment plan options available if needed.


Challenge 2020 | July 12 - 18 | Kansas, MO

Challenge is a national gathering of high school students. It has proven to be a catalytic environment challenging students to live on mission with Jesus every day, everywhere, and with everyone!

High school students (grades 9 - 12) are invited to join CORE for this awesome conference from July 12 to 18 in Kansas City, MO. Join us for a week of learning together, serving together, and exploring Kansas City together. Visit the Challenge website for more information about the conference. 

Registration is open! Click here to register. The early-bird deadline is Sunday, December 29.

Early-bird: $885 deadline December 29

Regular: $905 deadline February 16

Last Chance: $955 deadline March 22

Final Chance: $1000 deadline May 3

There are payment plan options available.