Our desire is to come alongside the family to help in the spiritual formation and discipleship of our youth in order that they may truly magnify Christ. We want to train them up to become leaders within the church community and in their own circles.


Meet Josh! — Youth Ministry Assistant

Josh has been serving VBCC Youth since 2017. He is a student at Regent University studying Mathematics and Biblical Studies. His passion is to study, teach, and preach God's Word to the hearts of believers and non-believers, to change lives in service to God. His hobbies include reading, video games, and board games for geeks.



Weekly Activities


Wednesday Nights // 6:30PM — 8:30 PM

During the school year we meet in the gym for dinner, a short lesson from Scripture, small groups, and games. During the summer we will have pool parties on Wednesday nights instead of meeting at VBCC.

Sunday Mornings // 9:00AM — 10:15AM

Join us upstairs in the Youth Lounge as we enjoy light breakfast refreshments, fellowship time, and a lesson from God's Word.


Youth Events


October 2019


October 11th, 6:30PM — October 12th, 9:30AM

Get excited to kick off the summer with a lock-in at VBCC! All youth 6th-12th grade are invited. We are headed to Pinboy's at the Beach (bowling), then we will return to VBCC for more fun and games with pick-up being the following morning.

$20 per student.

Please contact Josh Smith or Courtney Schrand with any questions.


October 12th // 7:00PM // Norview Baptist Church
Empowering Youth 2 Serve (EY2S), the ministry with whom the youth partner in Norfolk, is having a worship night. Those interested in helping lead should contact Sam Doster (sam@ey2s.org) and attend a practice session on October 10th at 5:30PM.

October 19th
Our youth have signed-up to partner with Union Mission by serving dinner. Those in attendance must be at least 12 years old. Our team's size is limited, as overcrowding the space detracts from the ministry. Youth and their families are invited to attend, but please contact Josh Smith or Courtney Schrand to sign-up.

October 27th // 6:30PM // The Porch at VBCC
Youth and families are encouraged to pray and worship together with the congregation.

November 2019


November 15—17
Our high school students are invited to embark on a weekend retreat to Camp Piankatank. Further details and a sign-up form for this trip will be forthcoming.

November 27th
No Youth Group due to Thanksgiving Holiday.

December 2019

December 1st
No Youth Group due to Family Service.
There will be no youth group on this Sunday, as families will worship together in the services. While this morning will not be one of our official Youth Sundays, youth will be encouraged and invited to participate in multiple components of the service.

Spring & Summer 2020

April 3—5
This retreat for our middle schoolers is an annual favorite. Your students will join us for a weekend of fun activities, worship, and teaching. More information to come!

July 12—18, 2020
Save the date now for our 2020 summer mission trip to Norfolk! Details on further missions opportunities this summer for our older students will be available as they become clear.


Youth Missions


At VBCC, we desire to always be moving Up, In, and Out: UP toward God in worship and love for him, IN toward each other as we deepen our bonds as a community, and OUT toward the world as we bring the good news of the gospel to others.  This three-dimensional movement is only made possible through the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.  Through discipleship, teaching God‘s word, and local as well as global missions, we desire to develop students with a “sticky faith“ that continues beyond high school into the rest of their lives.

In Mark 16:15 Jesus says, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” We are committed to developing young people who love Jesus and have a heart for the lost in our own neighborhoods, schools, and places of work, as well as around the globe.


Are you interested in leading our middle and
high school students in some capacity? Apply now.

If you would like to join, volunteer, or have questions, contact Josh Smith.