ODY Ministries exists to reach young people, to connect them with other Christians, to help them grow in their faith, to challenge them to discover their ministry, and to honor God with their life. Our youth serve the Lord through a variety of ministries including: the bus ministry, music ministry, outreach, and high school Bible studies!
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversion, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
I Timothy 4:12
Pastor Jeremy and Mrs. Kim DeSpain have been locally trained at Open Door. As young people, both of them accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior through the ministry of ODBC, and met while serving the Lord faithfully in the youth ministry. They have a deep desire to impact the lives of teenagers through God’s Word, and to draw the hearts of young people to their parents.
Open Door Youth is also sustained by many parents and knowledgeable adults who have a passion for our younger generation. We are very thankful and appreciate their hard work and service to the Lord.
Contact: Pastor Jeremy DeSpain | 425.743.4922 Ext. 15 | firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH:
Sunday Teen Bible Classes
Every Sunday morning our young people meet with dedicated youth workers to glean practical application from the Scriptures to help them through their teenage years. They learn through topical and expository teaching of the Bible. The Junior High and Senior High classes are separated to encourage proper development and spiritual maturity. Classes meet at 10am in the Educational Building.
Thursday Night Teens
We assemble every Thursday evening for “Thursday Night Teens” at 7pm. This is a worship service specifically designed for teenagers. Our youth enjoy an exciting and interactive atmosphere that includes sound Bible preaching. We have an array of fellowships and outreach events that provide additional ways for our young people to grow relationally, as well as spiritually. Contact us for any additional questions.
Once a month we schedule a Saturday to engage in soul-winning! Whether it’s signing kids up for the Bus Ministry, blitzing the area with the gospel, or following up with visitors, we encourage our young people to get involved.
This monthly fellowship is hosted by a family in our local church. It is aimed at uniting our youth ministry in friendship and spiritual renewal. We enjoy snacking, singing praises, sharing testimonies and praying together.
OUR ACTIVITIES & EVENTS:
We strive to provide an exciting atmosphere for our young people to grow in the grace and knowledge of God’s Word. Here are just a few of the many life changing events that our teens experience throughout the year at Open Door.
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* Golden State Baptist Youth Conference: June 20th – 23rd
This is a great opportunity to see Golden State Baptist College in action! Located in northern California, this conference is full of powerful preaching, spiritual songs and great activities for young people. Many young people surrender their life to the Lord during this great spiritual revival. This will be our first year attending this much anticipated meeting!
* Camp Northwest: August 15th – 20th
We are looking forward to another year of summer camp in Mossyrock, WA at Mayfield Youth Camp. “Rescue 911” is the theme for this year’s camp, with Evangelist Dave Kistler. Don’t miss out on the great preaching, hilarious skits, 300ft waterslide, paintball, and much more! Cost: $185
* Northwest Youth Conference: November 10th – 12th
This has been a long-time favorite event for our teens. Each year has an influential theme to encourage our young people. The preaching of God’s Word is always paramount throughout the conference. There are also many activities and fun games for everyone to get connected.