Student Ministries
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Best Week of the Summer: Outreach Week to the Boys Home

All Galilee students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us on our outreach week June 27th-July 2nd to the Boys Home of Virginia. This is not your typical outreach week that involves work and painting. Our goal is to put on the best week of the summer for the students at the Boys Home. We play one sport in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one fun evening activity. Every day we will meet in the chapel for a time of worship and teaching. Some of the activities we do are giant earth ball volleyball, massive dodge ball game, manhunt across the entire Boys Home campus, a huge 100’ slip-n-slide down a hill, and finally we go to the water park at Ace Adventure Resort to play on their big inflatables. The whole week is an absolute blast. What does this have to do with ministry? The Boys Home takes in guys who are at risk. Sometimes it is from failed adoptions, a dangerous home life, or they are starting to make some poor decision. The Boys Home is voluntary and so students can leave if they want. The summer is the hardest time for the students because they get bored and homesick. However, when our group has come in the past, the students had an absolute blast hanging out with our students. This helps keep morale high at the Boys Home and helps to give students a reason to stay. Last time we went when we said our goodbyes, there were tears shed from both our students and the Boys Home students because of the strong connection between them. Serving others using our gifts, talents, and abilities is a powerful way to experience God. There is such a deep joy that comes with doing what Jesus exemplified for us of loving and serving others. For many students this has been a foundational moment in their faith. It also looks great on college applications.

Where we will stay

The Boys Home is located in Covington, Virginia. It has a large campus that is located away from the town. It is a beautiful and safe campus with cottages that will be available for us to stay in. We have separate cottages for boys and girls. They have a cafeteria where we will eat almost all of our meals.

How much it will cost

The trip is $550, however money is never a reason a student doesn’t come on a trip with Galilee. We will have fundraisers and scholarships available. Most of the money goes to purchasing supplies to put on the camp and purchasing tickets to the water park for the Boys Home students. The Boys Home doesn’t charge us anything for staying there or eating their food, but we like to make a substantial donation to cover their costs.


We will meet Monday, June 27th at 10:00am at Galilee and return early in the afternoon on Saturday July 2nd.


We will have our older high school students each take ownership of one of the activities and delegate work to our younger students. It is great learning experience for all of our students. I need parents who are willing to be leaders on this trip. They will help the high school students keep things organized, build relationships with the students, and set the tone and example for connecting with the students of the Boys Home. It is an amazing experience for parents! Please think and pray about joining this trip. They do have Wi-Fi if you need to work while on the trip.

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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.

Small Groups

Galilee students meet weekly in small groups. Small groups are a great way for students to grow in community with one another and in their relationship with God. If you have more questions, please reach out to Marty.
Small Group Times
6th-7th Grade-Sunday 4:30-5:30pm in the Cove at Galilee

8th Grade-Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm in the Cove at Galilee

9th-11th Grade-Sunday 5:45-6:45pm in the Cove at Galilee

12th Grade-Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm at different students homes.

We have opportunities for you to serve in the following areas:

  • Small Groups: Leaders and assistants for small groups (training will be provided)
  • Hospitality: Kitchen team member. Duties include assisting in cooking, set up, and cleaning
  • Greeters: For Sunday Services

For further details, please contact:

Ruth Tanner Wilkins
Director of Adult Programs