What we do

Tomato Wars

Cross Train­ing mem­bers have many oppor­tu­ni­ties to get involved. Whether it is through a weekly meet­ing, a ser­vice activ­ity, or through a one-on-one dis­ci­ple­ship time, your teen is able to jump right into the mid­dle of Cross Train­ing and get involved. We have specif­i­cally designed activ­i­ties to plug your teenager into the Word of God, and sat­u­rate them with solid Bib­li­cal teaching.


WHEN: Every Sun­day Morn­ing 10:00am – 10:45am

WHERE: Cross Train­ing Room

BRING: Bible and Pen

Apart from their per­sonal pur­suit of God through Bible study, your teenager will not have a more impor­tant 45 min­utes in their week than the Fresh Start Cross Train­ing meet­ing. Grades 7–12 meet together in the room for fel­low­ship and enrich­ment around the Bible. In the Fresh Start meet­ing, teens are given chal­lenged and taught how they ought to be liv­ing their lives.
The major­ity of this time is spent look­ing into a pas­sage of scrip­ture and apply­ing it to life. The ser­mons are preached with dis­cus­sion oppor­tu­ni­ties and rel­e­vance to teen’s daily lives in mind. The cur­ricu­lum is planned in a 6-year block so that your teen gets a well-rounded ground­ing in the Bible. A fun wel­come, open­ing announce­ment or skit starts off the morn­ing, fol­lowed by prayer time; then we jump right into the preach­ing time. Pas­tor Jon is nor­mally the speaker, but oth­ers are invited as sit­u­a­tions arise. Cross Train­ing meets every Sun­day morn­ing from 10:00am-10:45am.


WHEN: Every Wednes­day Night 7:00pm – 8:30pm (September-May)

WHERE: Cross Train­ing Room

BRING: Bible

Cross Train­ing Recharge is a break in the mid­dle of the week for Oak Ridge Bap­tist Church teens. We enti­tled our Wednes­day night meet­ings Recharge, because we want to get stu­dents focused back onto their pur­poses for the week. Recharge is dif­fer­ent than any­thing we do with the teenagers. We have seg­ments of time set aside for a com­pe­ti­tion, singing and praise to the Lord, and a chal­lenge or work­shop on spe­cific top­ics of the Chris­t­ian life. Dur­ing the singing and praise time, we focus on teen’s response to wor­ship, the Bible and the char­ac­ter of God. We see Recharge as a way to intro­duce new vis­i­tors into Cross Train­ing, and to rekin­dle thoughts of God in the life of our mem­bers. Teens that par­tic­i­pate in Cross Train­ing often men­tion that the reg­u­lar Recharge meet­ings are their favorite time. Top­ics that will be cov­ered in Recharge meet­ings are: Purity, Evan­ge­lism, Atti­tudes, Pri­or­i­ties, Bib­li­cal Problem-solving, Love, Friends, Giv­ing, Serv­ing, Dis­ci­ple­ship, and more.
Through­out the year var­i­ous activ­i­ties may hap­pen at Recharge meet­ings. You could see the group head­ing out to visit some home­bound mem­bers of the church, going door-to-door can­vass­ing, or head­ing out on a quick field trip.


WHEN:Var­i­ous times through­out the Month (nor­mally 1–2 per month)

WHERE: Usu­ally meet at the church.

Yuck night!What kind of a teen group would we be with­out our activ­i­ties? We place high value in the times of fel­low­ship and fun that can be had in an atmos­phere that will allow teens to have a clean con­science before God.
Because of the empha­sis on the Bible, all of our activ­i­ties are con­sid­ered out­reach oppor­tu­ni­ties. This means your teens should always feel wel­come to bring their friends, saved or unsaved. Activ­i­ties are not only a great way for our teens to enjoy fel­low­ship with other teens in our group, they are also great way of break­ing new teens in to the min­istry of the gospel through see­ing other teens who love and serve God and by hear­ing God’s Word preached.
Events are sched­uled into the yearly cal­en­dar that is pub­lished in Jan­u­ary of every year. We do our best to stick to these, but church cal­en­dar changes, emer­gen­cies, weather, etc. have change our sched­ule in the past.
TubingWe will pub­lish fly­ers for activ­i­ties two weeks in advance with all vital infor­ma­tion per­tain­ing to the event. These are avail­able on the tables in the lobby. Announce­ments will be made in Cross Train­ing meet­ings and in the ser­vices. Updates for waver­ing activites will be posted on the Church infor­ma­tion line (865.482.4481 x33)
Var­i­ous activ­i­ties include: man­hunt, fallFEST, video scav­enger hunts, hayrides, hik­ing, sports Sat­ur­days, down­hill ski­ing, paint­ball, Farm Fest, white­wa­ter raft­ing, guys expe­di­tions, cav­ing, Har­vest Rally, girl’s night out, game nights, clue hunts, pic­nics, after­noon trips, cap­ture the flag, xbox tour­na­ments, hill­billy putt-putt, car­ol­ing, Y-12 Secu­rity Train­ing, under­ground church, tub­ing, sea­sonal activities…and more.


WHEN: Sun­day nights after the ser­vice (1 per month)

WHERE: Teen or Youth Staff Home

BRING: $$ or Food items - — Girls nor­mally bring a dessert; Guys bring a 2-liter.

At some time dur­ing the month after the evening ser­vice, teens go by the church van to a local home for food, sign­ing and tes­ti­monies. If you are inter­ested in host­ing a singspi­ra­tion in your home, please con­tact Pas­tor Jon or Beth.


Cola WarsWHEN: Fri­day night of Evan­ge­lis­tic Services(1 per year)

WHERE: Oak Ridge Bap­tist Church

BRING: Vis­i­tors

Dur­ing our evan­ge­lis­tic meet­ings, we des­ig­nate a spe­cific evening as youth night. This is a spe­cial empha­sis for our teens to attend, but also for them to bring vis­i­tors. Activ­i­ties may accom­pany the ser­vice before­hand or through­out the week, so watch for infor­ma­tion. Please strive to include your teen in as much of the can­vass­ing, pray­ing, and par­tic­i­pat­ing as is fea­si­ble for your fam­ily to han­dle. It will be an event to remem­ber.
At Cola Wars 2005, we had over 100 teenagers attend for our Youth Empha­sis night. Some have stayed with us ever since.


WHEN: Sum­mer or Spring

WHERE: Dif­fer­ent every year. We have been to New York and Canada.

The Cross Train­ing Mis­sion Trips are the high­light of the year. It is on the mis­sion trips where teens get to apply the work­ings of the spir­i­tual truths they have been learn­ing all year long. The mis­sion trip thrusts teens into an envi­ron­ment out­side their com­fort zones where they are pushed to serve, depend upon God, and share the gospel. Dif­fer­ent from our sum­mer camp trip where we seek to cul­ti­vate the heart of our teens, the mis­sion trip takes that a step fur­ther to tak­ing that heart and putting it into action. The mis­sion trip is a water­mark of the teen’s Cross Train­ing career, and every avenue should be taken to see that your teen comes with us. They will learn min­istry skills, find greater bur­den for mis­sions, see a need for the gospel out­side their world, and grow in their walk with the Lord.


WHEN: Sum­mer (usu­ally August)

WHERE: The Wilds Chris­t­ian Camp, N.C., Camp CoBeAc, North­land Camp

The WildsThere is no more impor­tant event in your teen’s life than a week of sum­mer camp. While at camp your teen is removed from the dis­trac­tions of home, and con­fronted and sat­u­rated with God’s Word. At camp they are taken out of their com­fort­able every­day envi­ron­ment, and placed into a ster­ile envi­ron­ment where they are bet­ter in tune to what the Spirit of God has for their lives. Please make every effort to send your teen to camp with us, they will ben­e­fit greatly from the one-on-one coun­sel­ing times and love the camp­ing atmos­phere.
Because of the pop­u­lar­ity of camp, we reg­is­ter for camp the begin­ning of Novem­ber. A reg­is­tra­tion form and $25 deposit are required to reg­is­ter for camp. Camp fills up fast, so we have to reg­is­ter early. Check the bul­letin and teen cal­en­dar for infor­ma­tion about when to sign up.


vbsWHEN: Late July

WHERE: Church

WHO: Teens inter­ested in serv­ing children.

Cross Train­ing teens are encour­aged heav­ily to par­tic­i­pate in our VBS pro­gram for ele­men­tary age chil­dren. They will ben­e­fit greatly from serv­ing, and VBS is a great time to learn the skills of min­istry develop a heart for souls, and have fun doing it. There are many oppor­tu­ni­ties for teens to get involved in VBS. From work days, to can­vass­ing and lead­ing a group, teens can jump in and have a blast dur­ing our yearly VBS outreach.


WHEN: Sun­days, 9:30am-9:45am & 4:30pm-5:40pm

WHERE: Front of the Auditorium

WHO: Any­one 15 years old and above.

If your teen has a love for God’s music, than church choir would love to have them. Audi­tions are required to join, and every Sun­day there is an oppor­tu­nity to use their tal­ents for the Lord. If a teen joins the choir (as with any min­istry at ORBC) they should ful­fill their duties with faith­ful­ness by being on time to rehearsals, work­ing hard, and being responsible.


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2 Responses to “What we do”

  1. Jonathan R says:


  2. Rae D. says:

    I love this Site its so infor­ma­tive. Thanks Pas­tor Jon

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