The Oak is the Student Ministry at Shady Oaks Baptist, made up of students in 7th -12th grades, and is a great place to connect. We want to connect you into relationships with Jesus Christ, other students, and with opportunities to serve and grow in your relationship with God.
At The Oak we want to see students' lives be altered in a way that is only possible when a life collides with that of Jesus Christ! We strive to be a ministry that is focused on helping those in need, providing hope to the hopeless, and living life to the fullest with the new life that is provided in Christ.

LIFE Groups

The heart of The Oak is found in LIFE Groups. They are the best way to get plugged in. It is a small group setting for students  where in-depth discussions based on life and the lessons taught on Sundays and Wednesday happen. Each group meets according to their grade and are led by our LIFE Group Ministers. Through these LIFE Groups our students participate in several mission opportunities and fun events throughout the year unique to their group.

Mornings Sessions

Corporate Worship

We encourage whole families to worship together during our Sunday service at 9:30 AM. We desire to integrate children and students into the life of the church body where they can live out our mission with their parents and other adults. 
On Sunday mornings throughout the year our Student Ministry meets at 10:45 AM in the basement for breakfast, then a lesson.  We have a brief teaching time and then break out into LIFE groups to discuss what was taught and go over what is going on in the lives of the students.


Wednesdays at The Oak

This is a mid-week service for all our students on Wednesday nights during the school year at 6:30 PM in the basement for a time created just for them. This meeting has a higher energy compared to the Sunday mornings where we will play games, join in worship and the lessons are designed more toward application. After the lessons, there is a discussion time where the student breakout into their LIFE Groups to discuss how to best apply what was taught and pray for each other.



Throughout the year we will have events for the students, both student ministry wide and some that are unique to the individual LIFE Groups. Events are designed to provide the students with opportunities to get away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on fellowship, missions/outreach, and their relationship with God. It is also a wonderful time for the students to connect with their adult leaders and student peers.
*Please check out our current events here


Want to stay plugged in?
Text @sobcyouth to 81010


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Tyler Hickingbottom
Minister to Students