The youth program at Hillcrest is highly active. We have numerous ways for the kids to have fun, fellowship, and grow in Christ. We offer monthly devotionals, summer camps, retreats, the Lads to Leaders and Leaderettes program, as well as many service, and fun filled activities. Our goal is to create an environment where kids can blossom into leaders in the church, and realize the love of Christ within it as well.
Each Sunday morning and Wednesday night teens enjoy of time of Bible Study and mutual encouragement. On Wednesday food is provided before class.
Pettijohn Springs is a year-round camp located in southern Oklahoma and is dedicated to strengthening relationships and spiritual growth through retreats, special meetings, family reunions and nine summer camp sessions.
This 135 acre facility offers a swimming pool, baseball field, covered outdoor basketball court, volleyball court, soccer field, playground, five acre lake, campfire areas, some hiking trails, two pavilions, a dining hall/kitchen, a chapel with seating for 300, a nurses station and more than a dozen cabins that can accommodate up to 260 campers.
Visit Pettijohn Spring's website for more information.
Every week during the Summer teens get together on Tuesday from 10am-12pm to hang out together and enjoy good wholesome fun.
The annual Lads to Leaders convention provides an opportunity for teens to grow in church leadership skills such as preaching, public Bible reading, song composition and more. It also provides healthy competition in the form of Bible Bow to help kids better learn God's word.
Visit the Lads to Leaders website for more information.
During the Christmas season, church members donate money for teens to buy Christmas presents for underpriveleged children in the Gainesville community. All gifts are brand new and are delivered through the Boys and Girls club.
During the Christmas season, the teens have a competetive canned food drive. All the items colleceted are donate to Visto to help feed those in need during the Christmas season.