Jesus Christ invites all to “come and see” who He is and what He is about. Village middle school ministry is a place for students grades 6-8 to come and see. A place we gather to encounter, learn about and worship a truly remarkable God.

John 1:45-46 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip.
Activities and Events

Registering for Events

Something New! All of our Student Ministries event registrations are now done through your myvbconline.org portal. If you have not yet created your personal account, you can begin by going to myvbconline.org and clicking on the “Register” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Enter your name and email address and create a password.
  • You will receive an email  – Click activation link in the email and complete additional profile fields.
  • Click Save and create an account.
After this is done, whenever you register for an event with Student Ministries (and some other ministries at Village), the registration link will take you to myvbconline.org and once you login, you will be able to register for the event. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Erickson.
Note: myvbconline.org is also a great way to access the church directory, do your giving online, and update your personal information.

Middle School Gathering

Saturday 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

North Village


MS Gathering is cancelled June 16/17 due to a combined Family Service in the Sanctuary – Remember & Celebrate

MS Gathering will be cancelled June 23/24 due to Theophilus: The Weekend.

Tuesday Basketball
Village Gym

June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 31, August 7, 21

Guys & Girls Night Out
Friday, June 29, 5-8pm

Every summer we have a Guys & Girls Night out at the end of the school year to welcome incoming 6th graders and say “so long” to our graduating 8th graders.

Guys meet in the gym at Village for food, basketball, and games! Girls meet at Foothills Park for a potluck and games.

Click here to RSVP and contact Beth if you have any questions.

Click here for the potluck sign-up (girls only).

Conferences & Camps


Date: June 22-25, 2018

Location: Multnomah University

Cost:  $199 (must register by June 3)

This year at Theophilus, we will center ourselves on the theme of justice as we:

  • prayerfully shed light on the tensions and fractures of our culture
  • look towards the Gospel for an active, prophetic way of peace


We believe it is in and through the life of Jesus that we engage the areas of race, gender, and class. We are called to make known the liberating Good News for all people, in all places, at all times. God’s heart for justice is revealed from the first pages of Scripture to the last, as He relentlessly presses towards the redemption of the marginalized and the suffering. As we choose the way of Jesus, let us live boldly into the beloved community, where the image of God is recognized in each human being from every nation, tribe, people, and language. (Revelations 7:9).


Date: July 8-14, 2018

Location: Black Lake Bible Camp

Cost: Early Bird price: $370 by April 30 / Regular Price  $420 (May 1-June 17)

A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your spot.

Black Lake Bible Camp forms to complete:

Health Form (online)

Health Form (PDF) NOTE: if you choose this option, please turn in a paper copy to the office by June 17.

Medication Form (PDF) NOTE: this form is required for any camper bringing any medication (prescription, or over the counter, including vitamins).

Activity Opt Out Form (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Son or Beth Erickson.


Student Ministries offers a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. These are opportunities for students to earn money to help cover the cost of camps, conferences, and mission trips. Check back in the Fall for our next Fundraiser.

Did you participate in fundraising for Student Ministries?

If so, you may have earned money that can be used towards your registration for Theophilus or MS Summer Camp.

How do I know how much money I have to use?

Contact Leslie Erickson at the church office (503-643-6511 or [email protected]).

How do I register and use fundraising money?

Contact Leslie Erickson at the church office (503-643-6511 or [email protected]) and you will receive a coupon code to use on your online registration form.

Can my fundraising money be used next year?

Students can roll over their fundraising dollars to the next school year. If they are not used by the time the student graduates, they will be put in a general student ministries camp fund.


For Students

MS Weekend Services:

  • Saturday Night @ 5:30pm in North Village
  • Sunday morning @ 11:00am in North Village

MS Life Groups: Life Groups meet on Wednesday evenings, September through May, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Willamette Rooms, downstairs in the Worship Center. All are welcome.


Youth Workers

Interested in volunteering with the middle school ministry? We have many needs for volunteers through out middle school ministry. Please contact Dan Son, Director of Students and Their Families.

Youth Worker Application

Questions about Middle School Ministries?

Dan Son, Director of Students and Their Families

Email Dan

Beth Erickson, Student Ministry Assistant

Email Beth

Leslie Erickson

Ministry Support

Email Leslie