Grades 7-12


Sunday at 6:00 - 8:00pm


Oakwood Community Church

  • Ben Elliott

    youth pastor


    Ben joined the Oakwood team in March of 2019 as Youth Pastor. His passion is to make disciples of the next generation and see the lives of students transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. Ben earned a B.S. in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Ministry from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has devoted the last five years to learning and developing the skills necessary to minister to students and families in a variety of contexts. He enjoys video production, going to the gym, and watching a good movie. 

    Ben is excited to be marrying his high school sweetheart, Kyleigh, in June of 2019!

upcoming soulfire events

  • T.R.A.S.H. Nights

    6:00 -8:30 PM

    T.R.A.S.H. Nights are designed to be a relational experience for students and their families. We meet through the summer at host homes and play games, eat good food, and begin to build the relationships that will propel us into the next school year!

    Saturday, June 22 - Taylor Family

    Sunday, July 7 - Movie Night (@OCC)

    Sunday, July 14 - Bonfire (@OCC)

    Sunday, July 21 - Ben & Kyleigh Reception (@OCC)

    Sunday, July 28 - Jackson Family

    Saturday, August 3 - Penzien Family

    Saturday, August 10 - DeMasellis Family

    Sunday, August 18 - Przeslawski Family

  • Sunday, July 14 - Bonfire (6-8:30 PM)

    @ Oakwood Community Church

    Smores / Drinks

    Games & Hang Out

  • Sunday, July 21 - Ben & Kyleigh Reception / Instalation (6-8 PM)

    @ Oakwood Community Church

    Celebrate Ben & Kyleigh as a church family!

  • SUnday, July 28 - Jackson Family

    Details to Come!

  • Saturday, August 3 - Penzien Family

    Details to Come!

  • Saturday, August 10 - DeMasellis Family

    (6-8:30 PM)

    3596 Hunt Rd - Lapeer

    Bonfire & Games

    Hot Dog Bar / Crazy Toppings

    (Please Bring one Crazy topping to share)

  • Sunday, August 18 - Przeslawski Family

    (6- 8:30 PM)

    74 Powell Street - Oxford, Michigan 48371

    Pizza , Chips, & Drinks

    Yard Games & More!

SoulFire STUDENT Ministry

SoulFire Student Ministry is for all students from 7th to 12th grade and meets at Oakwood on Sundays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (calendar below for specific dates). Our goal is to offer a place for students to come together and learn that they are not alone and that there is a God who not only loves them but will always be there for them. We teach Biblical messages on topics that are relevant to the students' lives. Our team of adult volunteers love students, listen to them and enjoy spending time with them. We want to encourage students to pursue a stronger relationship with God, and learn to follow His plan for their lives.

Throughout the year we host a number of events and take students on retreats. We also work with the students to serve our community through service projects and also participate in mission trips. 

Check back here often for the latest news on upcoming events or service opportunities!

soulfire Calendar