Serve our Church Family

As part of the Cherrydale family, teens connect and serve with others in our church community and in the DC Metro area. Below, we list some of the many local service and ministry training opportunities that are available to teens. We also encourage teens to participate in global missions opportunities.

Youth Ministry Leadership

Youth Group

Adults serve as leaders of the Youth Group’s breakout groups, but they’re helped by teens who are willing to step up and take on a peer leadership role. From learning to lead group discussion times to helping coordinate group breakout nights and service projects, teens are a vital part of the youth group leadership. To learn more about Youth Group teen leadership, talk to your breakout group leader.

Mission Trip Leadership

Each year, the youth ministry goes on a missions trip. We look for the oldest or most experienced students on that trip to serve in a more advanced capacity. Learn about an upcoming missions trip and ask Pastor Greg O’Dell about available leadership responsibilities.

Children’s Ministry

Nursery and Sunday Class Assistants

Our policy is that teens need to attend both hours to serve on Sunday. Parents should determine if their teen is ready to serve. If so, please ensure that each Sunday, your teen is spiritually “poured into” one hour if they’ll be “pouring out” by serving during the other hour. We also encourage parents to serve with their teens! To learn more, email our Children’s Ministry Director, Kelli Dudley. Include your name, phone number, and your age.

Sunday Hospitality

Greeters and ushers

There are many other ways teens can help serve at Cherrydale. Greeters help welcome people into our church family on Sunday mornings by being a friendly face. Ushers help invite people into worship by being a welcoming presence at the entrance to the worship center and helping people find seats on Sundays. Learn more and get contact information here.


Have a musical ability and a heart for worship? There are many opportunities for teens to help lead worship not just on Sunday mornings but throughout the week in various ministries at Cherrydale. Learn more and get contact info here.

Serve the DC Metro Community

Service Events

Cherrydale’s youth ministry organizes community service events for November and April. You can access links for more details on our Youth Events page or talk to any Youth Ministry leader for details.

Arlington Bridge Builders

Our youth ministry partners with Arlington Bridge Builders, a network of area churches, Christian organizations, and individuals who share the Gospel, make disciples, and meet practical needs.