Galilee Student Ministries

Together, we learn to fully depend on God so that he

can equip, connect, and powerfully work through us.


WHO We are

Our mission statement sums it up; we truly believe that the BEST life is one most closely following God.  We desire to meet students where they are in order to shepherd them towards the source of all things good.  Connection through reading of his written word (The Bible), prayer, and fellowship.  We also try to have a lot of fun doing it. 

Check us out on Instagram @Galilee_Youth

  • weekly Programs

    Sunday Morning Cafe:  10:05 am

    During Sunday Morning Cafe, the students are invited to drink hot chocolate or tea, grab a bagel or a doughnut, and have a chance to discuss Christian foundations with their peers.  We have separate groups that meet for middle and high school.  


    Sunday Night Youth Group:

    Both middle and high school meet in "The Cove," which is located on the bottom floor in the north west corner of the building (below the gym). We start out with a fun game such as capture the flag, dodge-ball, sardines, or anything else we can think of that is fun. Most importantly, we get to build relationships with the students who come and teach/show them what an adventure it is to live your life as a follower of Christ.

    Middle School: 4:30-6:00 pm

    High School: 6:30-8:00 pm

  • High School Fall Retreat

    Join us September 20th-22nd as we go white water rafting on some of the best rapids on the east coast.  We will be staying in a beautiful lodge with a large fire pit.  We leave September 20th at 5:30pm.  We will be stopping by Norfolk Academy at 6:00pm to pick up students after practices.  We will arrive late Friday evening and head to bed to be rested up for our white water adventure.  Saturday we will be rafting the Lower Gauley.  It has a bunch of really fun class 3 and 4 rapids. We will stop for lunch halfway down the river.  Saturday evening we will have a bonfire around an awesome fire pit and talk about God's promises to us.  Sunday morning we will do a fun outing and head back to Virginia Beach. The cost is $225.  Spots are filling up quickly.  If money is a concern, please reach out to Marty.  Register here! 


  • July 13-27th our high school and college students will be returning to Uganda.  The trip to Uganda in 2018 was life changing for many of the students and leaders who came with us.  We will be going with Solar Light for Africa who Galilee has been a long time partner.  Solar Light has many connections in Uganda and offer an incredible and safe trip.  We will spend one week at an orphanage in northern Uganda installing solar panels, putting on a fun program for the orphans, and helping in the surrounding community.  Then we will head to a world class safari lodge situated right on the Nile river with wildlife all around to take a safari and get a day of rest in. The final week, we will install solar panels close to Kampala.  


    The cost of the trip is $3,000* per student.  Please click here for a financial breakdown of the payment plan and our fundraising plan.  Here is a link to the CDC page on Uganda with information about immunizations. Safety is our first priority and we would not be taking this trip if I believed it would be endangering our students health or safety.  Our guide, Charlene, ensures that we only travel to places that are completely safe.  Please contact Marty@galileechurch.net for more information. 


    Register here. We expect the trip to sell out quickly.  

  • PRay for our YOuth

    The power of prayer is one of the most incredible things to experience. 

    To witness a person's heart change dramatically, to watch a student overcome a battle, and to walk through life with our students in prayer is extraordinary.


    We'd like to invite you to pray for Galilee Youth, and Galilee Youth Ministries.

    Sign up HERE!

  • Confirmation 2020

    At the heart of Galilee’s youth ministry is a desire for all youth to trust in God’s call on their lives, enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ, and trust in the guidance of His Holy Spirit. For those teenagers who have formed this relationship and want to experience the sacrament of Confirmation, we offer a way to do so.  Father Andy has recently changed the confirmation process. Here is his letter describing why he changed the process and how to be confirmed.  If you would like to be confirmed or for your student to be confirmed in the future now is the time to sign up.

    Email Marty@Galileechurch.net for more information. 

  • MARTY O'ROURKE

    Director

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