---Welcome To The Gathering!


We believe that every teen is unique and we enjoy helping each one find God’s purpose for their life.

The Gathering is the name of our student ministry here at Oakwood. We exist to help every student in our community take their next step with Jesus.
Everyone is at different places with how they feel about religion, faith, and Jesus, and we simply try to create a fun and safe environment for students to gather together in a Christ-centered community. We get together on Wednesday nights for worship, teaching, and Life Groups. Life Groups are broken up by gender and grade and are facilitated by leaders who volunteer their time.  They invest in the students to help provide wisdom as they navigate through these formative years.
Midweek services meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Lincoln Community United Methodist Church (9074 Whitaker Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197). For more information, please contact The Gathering at (youth@oakwoodchurch.org).
Youth ministry really exists to REACH non-believing students, to CONNECT them with a caring adult, to help them GROW in their faith, to challenge them to SERVE in a place that fits their shape and to HONOR God with their lives.

 Find Your S.H.A.P.E.


Everyone is unique! God has shaped you in a very specific way to serve. To help figure out where you can best serve, we use SHAPE as a guideline. You have Spiritual gifts, a Heart, Abilities, a Personality, and Experiences that have shaped you for ministry. Where are you shaped to serve?

If We are here to help you! You have the most important job that no pastor, mentor, or friend could ever replace in your child’s life! The teenage years are crazy hard and we want you to know that we have your back! Here are our some resources and helpful links to use as we come alongside and help you point your student towards Jesus..





“Our heart is to connect teens with caring adults to help them take their next steps in their faith.”