Refuge Student Ministry

Refuge Student Ministry is a youth group for students in middle and high school, 6th-12th grade. Our mission is to share the love of Christ with students and equip them to spread that same love with others. 

Weekly Happenings


Refuge Worship Sunday 5:30-7:15 pm

This is our large group meeting that is intended to have a friendly, fun, and exciting atmosphere. Supper is provided each Sunday by volunteers. Typically the night will feature worship through music, an interactive game or activity, and a 10-15 minute devotion. 


Sunday School Sunday 10:00-10:45 am

Students divide into middle school and high school discussion groups to dive deep into Bible study. 


Small Groups Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm

Small groups is a time to develop in discipleship by discovering God through scripture and Bible study and discovering how we fit in to God's plan. Sixth grade students will be in Confirmation class. Middle school (7-8) and high school (9-12) will have guys and girls group. 


Prayer Breakfast Friday 7:00-7:30 am

Friday mornings during high school football season, Lester Memorial hosts a prayer breakfast for ALL students. Everyone is encouraged to come share a great meal and fellowship with other students. 

Annual Big Events


Camp Lee- February

A weekend retreat in Anniston, AL for middle and high school students. Students will have the opportunity to ride a zip line, play games, make s'mores, and deepen their relationship with God. It is also a great time for students to invite friends to join them! 

Cost: $75


ASP- June

ASP is the annual summer mission trip in which the youth travel to the Appalachia region to serve with the mission of making homes warmer, safer, and drier. Students must be 14-years-old or completed eighth grade to participate. Cost: $75


Discovery- July

Discovery is a fun and Spirit-filled weekend retreat held onsite at Lester Memorial. Middle schoolers stay overnight at the church while the days are filled with incredible worship, inspiring talks given by high schoolers, and meaningful discipleship in small groups; not to mention the games, food, snacks, and party. 

Cost: $50

Where We Are

The REFUGE is located upstairs in the annex building directly across from the Oneonta Fire Department. We hope to see you there!