The Grove Middle School Student Ministry



Connect with other middle school students while having lots of fun! Meet at church for these events. Friends are always welcome!


Thursday, July 6 | 3:30-11:00pm | $40 | Meet at The Grove | Register & pay by June 18

Oasis ValleyfairEnjoy a summer day at Valleyfair as we spend time spinning, splashing, screaming and making memories together! Bring extra money for concessions. Cost includes: bus, unlimited rides, water park and Oasis leaders accompanying students in small groups at all times. Friends are always welcome!

Make A Difference Days

These days are service learning opportunities for all middle school students to discover God’s heart for serving people through Bible study and real life experience. These days allow students to share hope with those in need throughout our community, while learning to see the world from the window of God’s perspective. When this happens, life change is inevitable! Meet at church for a devotional before going to serve. We will end our time debriefing at a restaurant.

Because space is limited, each student may register for no more than two Make a Difference Days and one sports camp, with the exception of Rock The Church worship team which has no limit. Once a Make a Difference Day is full you may register on the waitlist and will be contacted if space becomes available for your student.

Tuesday, June 27 | 1:00-7:30pm | $15 | 12 Kids Max | Register & pay by June 18

This opportunity is a two-part service learning experience. We begin the day serving the evening meal to the residents of Sharing & Caring Hands, then after cleanup, we will walk next door to play games and do crafts with children at Mary's Place. Eat before you come, wear closed toed shoes and long shorts or capris. You will be given your own Oasis t-shirt when you arrive to wear and keep (unless you already have one, then please come wearing it). Debriefing time & kid's meal at Bakers Square are also included along with transportation & supervision.

Wednesday, July 12 | 1:30-6:00pm | $15 | 12 Kids Max | Register & pay by June 18

Wednesday, July 26 | 1:30-6:00pm | $15 | 12 Kids Max | Register & pay by June 18

This service learning opportunity is an outreach ministry in Dayton, MN. Students will be with the children, playing soccer, basketball, baseball and group games along with craft projects, bubbles, jump rope, balloon animals and face painting. Wear running shoes, long shorts or capris. You will be given your own Oasis t-shirt when you arrive to wear and keep (unless you already have one then please come wearing it). Debriefing time and kid’s meal at Dairy Queen included along with transportation and supervision.

Monday-Thursday, July 17-20 | 9:30am-12:00pm | Free | No Limit | Room 113C
Sunday, July 16 | 9:00-10:45am |Mandatory practice in Room 113C | Register by June 18

This is the neighborhood outreach that our church puts on every summer for all the children and their friends who live nearby. The middle school has been given the privilege of sharing the hope of Christ through leading the daily worship times. This summer’s Rock the Church presents Gadgets & Gizmos. The children’s imaginations will be captured through an exciting array of teaching, worship and activities as they discover how they are made by God, for a relationship with Jesus, and made to love others. Worship team practice is required on Sunday, July 16 from 9:00-10:45am.

Other opportunities to make a difference in the life of a child during this week include: teaching team, small group leader, craft and game assistant leaders. If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Kristy Kratky or Meaghan Berry.

Bunker Beach Water Park

Thursday, August 17 | 3:00-8:00pm | $15 | Register & pay by August 15

Come catch the waves with us at Minnesota’s only wave pool! Swim, splash and body surf ocean style waves, as well as, sliding down the two towering water slides! Bring your own towel and money for concessions. Cost includes: transportation, admission, unlimited water slide rides and supervision. Friends always welcome!

Theater Crash Course

Monday-Thursday, August 7-10 | 1:00-3:00pm | Free, but bring a healthy snack to share 
Performance | Thursday, August 10 | 4:00pm | The Grove Church | Register by August 1

Theater Crash Course is a free opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to develop creativity by writing and performing their very own shows! Students will also learn what happens behind the scenes of a 

theatrical production and acquire valuable performance skills. Friends and families are invited to enjoy the performance on Thursday at 4:00pm. Mathilda Elrod, a theater major at North Hennepin
Community College, and Darwin Graser will be leading and teaching this fun and bonding class.

8th Grade “Mission Possible” Leadership Training Adventure

Sunday, August 27 | 12:00-7:00pm | $40 | The Grove Church | Register & pay by August 15

CIA (Christians-In-Action) is the name of the Oasis Student Servant Leadership team. This year it is open to any incoming 8th grade students that want to serve God, make a difference in the lives of others, and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus. This “Mission Possible” training day is all about team building, leadership equipping and deepening unity. Students will learn a lot about God’s Word, assess their God-given “Spark” and revisit their spiritual gifts. This training will prepare them for ministry this coming school year and for growing spiritually by getting involved in gender specific discipleship groups called “GUTS.” Wear casual clothes and tennis shoes. Cost includes both lunch, dinner, escape house adventure and training supplies.

Note: If you are currently on the CIA or would like to be, but cannot make this training day, please contact Toni Sather for make-up instructions and application.


For more information, please contact Toni Sather |