Activate Youth

Youth Pastors Josh & Rhonda Powell

What is Activate

Activate is the vision and design for the Student Ministry at Crosby Church. Our purpose is to help students and their families connect to their creator God, to Activate His Holy Spirit in their lives through Jesus, and to Activate His love towards others. We are not the ‘youth group’ you’re used to. WE ARE A YOUTH FAMILY. Connected. Focused. United.

Our Mission

Activate is a ministry dedicated to engaging students into a deep connection with the family of Christ through relevant, fun, creative methods to open their eyes and hearts to God’s love. Equipping students to know God’s Word, teaching ways to turn God up in their lives through worship, prayer, and HIS Word. Empowering students to take ownership of their generation and sending them out into the world to turn God up in people’s lives. Sharing the gospel throughout the world and leading the way to the future by the example of Christ.

Activate Youth Camp


Our youth camp holds a special place in so many of our hearts.  We travel to Dale, Indiana every year to a camp our church co-owns with several other churches in the Midwest.  God has been transforming and changing lives at this camp for over 65 years.  Our own senor pastor, children's pastor and youth pastors have all been called into ministry at this very camp.  We have seen countless lives changed by the power and the presence of Jesus through the years and thousands would tell you that Bethel Youth Conference Center is one of their favorite places on earth.  We take charter buses up there and back and the teens are always safe and have a blast.  All camp workers have background checks.  You can register here online and the cost is $350.  If you have any concerns or questions about camp email Rhonda Powell at  

Camp Packing List

We are leaving for youth camp, Sunday July 11th, at 7 am at Crosby campus be there before.  Things to bring:
-Sleeping bag or twin sheets and blanket
-Towels for a week
-Soap or body wash
-Swim trunks
-One piece bathing suit
-Athletic shorts
-Some like to wear dresses and nicer clothes for service
-Bug spray
-Medications you take (must be turned into nurse upon arrival)
-Extra spending money for meals up there and back ($20 needs to be paid before we leave)
-Concession $ if you want snacks and sodas during the day
-Jeans and a hoodie (It does get cool some evenings)
-Shorts (must meet school code which is finger tip length. Will be asked to change if it isn’t.)
-T-shirts, (tank tops are allowed if they are the width of three fingers and bra strap doesn’t show)
-No yoga pants or leggings unless shirt covers the bottom
-No electronics; cell phones and other electronics brought on the trip will be collected when camp begins and the campers will have designated time in the afternoon to call home. This is to ensure a week of being able to focus on God and building relationships with each other.
-Flashlight suggested

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