Our Youth Ministry goal is to share Christ with students and to help them grow as disciples in truth and love. We meet, hang out, learn, grow, and love Jesus. Our leaders are excited to invest in today's youth and often we see God do some amazing stuff. Come join us whether it is at our weekly youth group and small groups, Sunday School, various trips, and camps, or service projects and missions.


There is a place for everyone, and we always have a fun and memorable time!

Middle and high school students gather for an amazing weekend of worship, teaching, community, and EPIC free time.

The i Experience: the complete collection of Earth's greatest images, idols, and identities. 

“…And he asked them, ‘Whose image is this? And whose inscription?’  ‘Caesar’s,’ they replied. Then he said to them, ‘So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’"  - Matthew 22:20-21

Are you ready?

Thousand Pines Winter Camps treat your students to a high-energy weekend filled with fun games, challenging speakers, and a chance to reconnect with the Lord. We work closely with our guest speakers and worship leaders to provide a seamless flow from chapel times to small group devotions so your students receive the biggest impact.

Spots are limited, so register now!
$50 deposit due at sign-up

Youth Parent Meeting

Friday, October 6, at 7 PM in the Youth Building

Meet the new Interim Youth Director. Find out what we have planned for the youth this year
and resources to raise smart, resilient, faithful youth. 



Middle & High School Youth Group 

Connect with people, be known, and grow in faith.

Sundays from 4–6 PM



Roasts with Rich

Tuesdays 3 - 4:30 PM

Middle & High School Students hang out with the Youth Staff at

Starbucks in the Victoria Plaza by Buena & Balboa.

We play games and build community. 


I'm excited to work with your youth, helping them own their faith, live it out daily, and recognize their full potential. I am joining a Youth Leadership Team that has been in place for many years and is committed to remaining in place during this interim period. I expect to work with them to continue encouraging and building up our youth.


Before joining Session last January, I led the Global Missions Team and an effort to establish small groups at Orchard. I retired in 2020 from 40 years of teaching middle and high school science, most recently at Buena High School. 


Thank you,
Rich Smith

Rich Smith

Interim Youth Director
805-647-3757 ext 125


You are Not Alone

We recognize that this season presents certain difficulties, and we as Orchard Youth Leaders are committed to walking with students through these times. If you or your student is having difficulties and need someone to talk to, we are always here to talk, help process, and pray with you!


All children and youth need to register before participating in any groups or events. Thank youRegistration to participate

Click here to register your student to participate in the Orchard Youth events. These forms must be filled out prior to or at the first youth group or event your student attends.