We have a thriving kids and youth ministry centered around fellowship, worship, and service. Join any of the regularly scheduled events we have going on and participate with us in creative, impactful ways that engage your faith with others.

Kids Church

Ages 3 & Up (during school year)
Every Sunday during the 10:00 am service, St. Pete & East Bay
Children ages 3 through 5th grade are invited to join us weekly for a special time of worship, fun, and learning about Jesus tailored just for their wiggly bodies! Our dedicated team of leaders usher the group out just before the sermon every week at both our St. Pete and East Bay campuses for a high-energy, age-appropriate lessons, crafts, games, and worship selected just for them. After the service, families can come pick up their child in the specified classrooms. For more information on Kids Church and to get involved, visit the registration table at either campus to learn more.

Vacation Bible School

Ages 3 & Up (summer)
Be a part of something incredible! Every summer, Our Savior throws a huge VBS with tons of kids, games, crafts, worship, and more. Our VBS has been featured district-wide for our unique week of fun! Children ages 3 (potty-trained) up through 5th grade are welcome to participate in this free program. We start with a casual nightly dinner at 5:00 pm, with VBS running from 6:00—8:00 pm each evening.
We’re calling all middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults to volunteer for this year’s VBS. Be a role model for our kids as you lead them. Whether you like to teach, lead songs, make crafts, or help behind the scenes, we have a spot for you!

High School LifeGroup 

Grades 9-12 (year-round)
1st & 3rd Sundays, 12–1:30 pm, Tyrone Blvd Starbucks
Twice a month, our high school youth meet at the Tyrone Blvd. Starbucks for Bible study from 12:00–-2:00 pm. We discuss real-world issues and wrestle with seeing God’s faithfulness work in the midst of brokenness. Our high school youth believe in not only gathering together but also being sent into the community to spread the profound message of the Cross. These youth lead service projects, plan social outings, and organize family life events for our church body. We welcome all 9th through 12th graders to join us in our faith journey together!

Middle School Nights

Grades 6-8 (during school year)
1st & 3rd Fridays, 7–9:00 pm, St. Pete campus
Junior high is full of challenges, but we offer our students a fun, creative environment to authentically encounter a Gospel-centered community at these regular youth nights. We value our students understanding their value and identity in Christ, while seeking to grow in their knowledge and affection for Jesus. Students in 6th grade through 8th grade are invited to join us on the first and third Friday of every month at our St. Pete campus, from 7:00—9:00 pm, for our middle school youth nights.

SparkPlugs

Grades 4-5 (during school year)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 3:15–4:30 pm, St. Pete campus
We believe in equipping leaders at the elementary level, and we’re intentional about developing children with strong, Christ-like character. SparkPlugs is our 4th and 5th grade ministry that inspires young leaders through team-building fun, adult guidance, and spiritual development. SparkPlugs meet during the school year, from3:15–4:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at our St. Pete campus. Be encouraged to join us at our next gathering!

Confirmation

Grades 7-8 (October – May)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 6–8:00 pm, St. Pete campus
Our confirmation program seeks to engage our youth in active Christian living and to lead our young people to commit to the study of Godʼs Word, regular worship, active prayer, selfless service, and Christian fellowship—for life. Our confirmation program has a rich tradition, and is built on a standard of excellence in curriculum and teaching to craft a foundation of faith for your child, while accommodating the busy lives of our families. Our program runs during the school year, with classes held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00—8:00 pm at Our Savior St. Pete. These meetings are cover in-depth teaching of the Ten Commandments, Confession, the Lordʼs Prayer, the Apostleʼs Creed, Baptism, Communion, spiritual gifts, service, who we are as a church, and other important topics.

Service Events

Our youth served nearly 3,000 hours in the community last year alone! We love Tampa Bay, and make every effort to engage with the great community around us to share our faith and bless others. Join us for new and meaningful service events every month, including partnerships with Ronald McDonald House, Sabal Palms pediatric nursing facility, the Brain Tumor Alliance, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and other creative groups. Whether you love making meals for our local fire fighters or working with small children, we have a place for you to do something special!

Youth Trips 

Every summer, our youth embark on trips to serve and fellowship together in different places. We’ve gone on mission trips to St. Louis, New Orleans, and every three years, we excitedly participate in the National Youth Gatherings. We’re already looking forward to the NYG in Minneapolis in 2019!

Social Events

We enjoy lots of off-campus events in our community during the school year, including Winterjam, Night of Joy, Rock the Universe, district retreats, and more. Whether you enjoy rock concerts, rock climbing, or theme parks, our youth regularly enjoy many different fun events around our beautiful city!

For more information, please contact Cassie (cassie.moore@oursaviorfl.org) or Graham (graham.barber@oursaviorfl.org)

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