These events will happen every Sunday and Wednesday unless stated on the calendar. Therefore, you will not see them listed weekly. This is to reduce the amount of information you see on the calendar. They
Morning Mountain (Sunday 10am)
Why Morning Mountain? In Matthew 5-7 Jesus climbs a mountain to get away from the crowd and to teach his disciples. It’s in these moments, when we set apart time to seek God, that we hear more clearly and cling more aggressively to God’s Word. May we do this at every Morning Mountain.
At 10 am on Sunday Mornings, all students 6-12th grade are invited to meet in the gym for a deep dive into scripture. Why did God call the broken and imperfect to be God’s representatives?! This is where we learn the stories and strengthen our relationship with Christ.
Rooted (Small Groups)
In the Student Ministry, we call our Small Groups “Rooted” because it is our goal as we grow into strong believers, to have deep roots in the teachings of God through scripture.
“Rooted” is for Middle and High School students seeking to deepen their faith and make lifelong bonds with peers.
High School meets from 6-8 pm on Wednesday nights at the Ooltewah UMC Gym.
Middle School meets from 6-8 pm on Sunday nights at the Ooltewah UMC Gym.
We always meet on these days unless listed differently on our calendar above. If you would like to know more, please email the Director. These Small Groups are the best places for God to become tangible in our lives.
We value the differences in us all. We want to meet all physical, emotional, and spiritual needs every time your child comes to church. Let’s work together to develop an individualized plan to help meet the needs of your family. Please click here to set up a meeting.
Event Scholarships Available
This ministry would not run without the help of volunteers. Be a part of the growth in the Student’s Lives in this Community.
Ooltewah's Student Ministry
6th - 12th Grade
OSM seeks to:
Students establish a foundation for an ongoing relationship with Christ
A safe environment for all students, volunteers and staff
Each student and their unique personalities
Christ centered relationships between student and trusted adults
Equipping those serving in the student ministry
Families participating and serving to reach more families for Christ
Support and resources for families to grow closer to each other and God
Opportunities to serve in diverse worship settings, missions, and the larger community
Curriculum that builds over time from birth to graduation to help students grow spiritually and mentally
Methodist milestones of faith
Keeping everyone safe is important to us at OUMC. All volunteers and staff fill out an application, undergo a background check, and complete yearly Safe Gatherings training. You are welcome to view our safety policy HERE.
If you would like to serve in the student ministry fill out an application HERE and Branden Jones will be in contact with you.
Other Forms and Resources Regarding Safety: