Welcome to Oneighty!

Junior High School Ministries

We're glad you found us! We are a group of over 150 students in grades 6, 7, and 8, from more than 13 different schools (including homeschools).

Our goal is to bring glory and honor to our Lord and King:
  • through solid teaching and instruction from the Bible

  • by providing opportunities that challenge students to grow in their faith, and to serve and love others

  • through fellowship, learning, and having fun together

We meet together for:
  • Oneighty Sunday School - on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

  • Oneighty Discipleship Groups - on Wednesday nights throughout the school year, normally at 7 p.m. in the Chapel

  • Oneighty Events - we do many fun, relationship-building activities throughout the year

Please look through our web pages for information about where and when we meet, resources for parents, photos from past events, how to get involved, and more! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Student Ministries at 925-627-4403 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5

Large Group

Wednesday, April 25 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Cost: $7

There will be food, fun, and fellowship at our large group. A pizza dinner is scheduled to kick things off. After dinner, we'll have some fun and then have a time of corporate worship before learning from God's Word. Discipleship Groups will meet for a short time after the teaching. Click on the blue button to register.

Register Here!

J2J Bible Reading Plan

January - June 2018

The needs of our students are constantly being evaluated and as a church we think about how we can best help to equip them for long, fruitful Christian lives. Sammy Barton has put together a Bible reading plan that goes from John to Jude from January to June. He'd like to meet with students at the start of each new major section in order to give background from each book, talk about structure, and themes and give some basic principles for how to read that section of Scripture. Meetings will be on Wednesday nights before DGs and dinner will be provided on non-Large Group nights.

Click here for the Bible Reading Plan.

Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, May 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Register Here!

8th Grade Camping

June 1-2 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. | Cost: $15

It's that bittersweet time again... we're saying goodbye to our graduating eighth grade class. After three years of fun, fellowship, and learning, they will definitely be missed. To celebrate our time together, we're planning one last get together (just for them) at Borges Ranch.

This event is for eighth-grade students only (please do not invite friends who don't normally participate in Oneighty).


We're headed to Hannah Grove/ Bob Pond Activity Area at Borges Ranch. The address is: 1035 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek, 94598. Follow the signs for Borges Ranch.


Parents are responsible for dropping off their students Friday, June 1, at 4:00 p.m. and picking them up on Saturday, June 2, by 9:30 a.m.


As this is an overnight camping trip, we have guidelines about the sleeping arrangements. There will be an all boys side and an all girls side. Tents will be set up in the appropriate locations. Leaders will make sure that boys and girls are kept separate in the sleeping arrangements. Gates to enter the park close at sunset.


This event will be chaperoned by DG Leaders and Sammy Barton. There will always be adult supervision.




Dinner and a snack will be served on Friday night and a hearty breakfast will be served Saturday morning.

Packing List

Please make sure your name is on whatever you bring.

Click here to view the packing list.


Please be sure to read through all the above information before registering your student. Registration will close on Thursday, May 31, at 10 p.m.


Register Here!

Summer Events

June 13 - August 15 | Times and Places Vary 

Join Oneighty for our summer adventures! You can choose to register for one event or you can add several events at one time! 


Wednesday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: Summer Kick-off Pool Party (bring swimsuit and towel)
Where: Darryll & Lauri Whaley's home
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: Old Testament History
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Monday, June 25, 7:30-9 p.m.
What: All Campus Game Series: Warball
Where: NorthCreek Church
Cost: Free

Wednesday, June 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: Mosaic Law
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Monday, July 9, 7:30-9 p.m.
What: All Campus Game Series: Capture the Flag
Where: NorthCreek Church
Cost: Free

Wednesday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: Old Testament Poetry
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, July 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: Old Testament Prophecy
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Monday, July 23, 7:30-9 p.m.
What: All Campus Game Series: Sardines
Where: NorthCreek Church
Cost: Free

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: Gospels
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, August 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
What: How To Study the Bible: New Testament Letters
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: $5 for dinner

Wednesday, August 15, 8-10 p.m.
What: Goodbye Summer Movie Night
Where: Sammy's House
Cost: Free

Forms Needed

Annual Permission Form via Google Doc
Swimsuit Guidelines


Registration for each event closes three days prior to the scheduled event.
All permission slips are also due no later than three days prior to the scheduled event.
If online registration is closed and you still would like your child to attend a Monday or Wednesday summer event, you may call the Student Ministries Office, only if you have already submitted your child's APF. 925-210-9036 x 403.


No refunds will be given once registration has closed, unless there is a medical emergency.
Register Here!


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Sammy Barton
Junior High Director
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Sammy has been attending NorthCreek Church since he was a toddler, and eventually met the Lord as a freshman in high school. After high school, Sammy served as a DG Leader in ONEIGHTY and eventually took the position of Assistant Director in the summer of 2013. He is passionate about helping students to understand, love, and be compelled by the truth of the Gospel. He became the director of junior high ministries as of September, 2015.. Sammy and his wife, Kori, were married in February 2014.


rod mccleary

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Student Ministries Elder

Rod McCleary has been an active member of NorthCreek and served on the elder board for many years. His primary area of oversight is student ministries where he has worked with the high school group for over 30 years. When not working with students, he enjoys hiking in the mountains and water sports.

September-May | Wednesday Nights

Discipleship Groups meet on Wednesday nights at the church from 7:00-8:30 p.m. These groups are divided by grade and gender and typically contain 8-15 students led by 2-3 volunteer adult staff. The groups follow a three-year curriculum focused on systematically teaching key doctrines through the study of particular Bible passages.


Discipleship usually happens in the context of relationship. Our hope is that students, parents and leaders will develop fruitful and lasting relationships that will facilitate the effective ministry of God’s Word. The best way for these kind of relationships to develop is for students to be consistently involved in the life of their group. For this reason, we encourage students and families to see DGs a priority and an investment.


Each grade has a different curriculum track with a specifically designed theme and focus. Each school year session has 22 lessons. Lessons tend to build on previous lessons.

6th grade groups examine the nature of Scripture and the existence and attributes of God through studies entitled “Treasuring God’s Word” & “Knowing the God Who Is.” This curriculum is from the “So What?” series, which focuses on the importance of reading, studying, and applying God’s Word in context. 

7th grade groups will finish studying the attributes of God and begin studying salvation through examining the book of Romans.

8th grade groups study what it’s like to be members of the body of Christ and brothers and sisters in Christ, the purpose of the church, our relationship with nonbelievers, and evangelism through a study entitled, “Christ in Us.”  

Student Registration | $8

Registration is now open for DG's. To register, click on the button at the right.Student Registration


Leader Registration

If you're a leader for 2017-18, click on the button at the right to register now.Register as a DG Leader

Be a Chaperone Driver!

Various opportunities throughout the year | Events can't happen without YOU!

Want to help us make off-campus events possible? Then consider being a Chaperone Driver for one or more events. Our Chaperone Drivers serve as chaperones during events, so if you drive students, we ask that you stay and hang out with them as well.

If you can be a Chaperone Driver at least once, please:
  1. Submit a Motor Vehicle Release Form to the Student Ministries Office. This form is required every year for all volunteer drivers at NorthCreek Church.

  2. Fill out a Volunteer Driver Qualification Form. Once you know which event you'd like to drive for, please fill out your portion of this form, then bring it with you when you check in for that event. Or, just fill one out at the event check-in on the day of.

  3. Let us know you can help out. Just indicate that you can drive for an event on your student's online registration form. Or, if you are not registering a student, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know you can help.

  4. If you've volunteered, please assume you are driving unless you hear otherwise from us. Generally, a confirmation email with driving details will go out the day before an event (or earlier).


Event Photos

Click on the links below to view photos for each event:

ReFlect Retreat

March 24-27, 2015

Click here (post-camp video)

March 28-30, 2014

Click here (post-camp video)

Winter Escape

February 1-3, 2013

Click here (Lee's photos)

Click here (Shane's photos)

Click here (YouTube Video)


November 9, 2012

Click here


What Parents Should Know About OneEighty (180)

Is your son or daughter in (or soon entering) junior high school? Here's what you should know about Junior High Ministries at NorthCreek Church!

What is 180?

180 is NorthCreek Church's ministry to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their parents. We are not here to replace the role of the parent (the primary discipler of your student), but our desire is to partner with you in an effort to train, teach, and equip students in the Word of God with the purpose of encouraging a deep and sincere love for Christ.


What can we as parents expect from 180?

Here's what you can expect from us:

Sound, biblical teaching in our Discipleship Group program, as well as at our many yearly events that involve teaching from God's Word.

Opportunities for students to grow in their faith with other believers, both peers and adults.

A staff that cares about your students and desires that they know our Lord in a saving way.

Good communication that fosters a team spirit with parents. We send out a weekly email to keep in touch with you about upcoming events, deadlines, and other helpful info.


Are there any forms I should fill out?

Yes. Here are the important forms:

Annual Permission Form
The best way for us to know that your student is in junior high is through the APF. This form is required in order for your student to be driven in a vehicle by anyone other than you, their parent. It also provides our staff with necessary medical info. in the event of an emergency.

Plan to fill a new one out in May of each year, and drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the 2015-2016 Annual Permission Form now!


Motor Vehicle Release Form
This form is required for all of our Volunteer Drivers only once. It would be impossible for us to support our off-campus events without volunteers to drive, so please consider serving Ignite in this way!

You may drop it off at the Student Ministries Office, our Chapel drop box, or mail it in.

Click here to download the Motor Vehicle Release Form now!


How can I get involved?

There are several ways that YOU, the parent, can get involved with this ministry to your student:

Become a Volunteer Driver!
Drivers are needed to transport students to all our off-campus events. We can't support off-campus events without our drivers. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Become a Discipleship Group Leader!
Each year, we have around 40 DG co-leaders walking our students through the Bible. It would be impossible to teach all of our students without dedicated leaders like you. Click on the tab above titled "Serve" to learn more.

Help us chaperone, set up, and clean up!
There are various events each year that require help to pull off. We will let you know about these needs via our weekly email and our event web pages.




Recommended Reading for Parents

Let's face it, good parenting is not an easy task and we can use all the help we can get. In addition to God's Word (which is by far the best manual on parenting!), here is a list of other books that help unpack and focus our attention on the biblical truths necessary for raising a child in the ways of our Lord. For your convenience, all of these books should be available for purchase in our NorthCreek Church Bookstore.

Gospel-Powered Parenting
By William P. Farley (ISBN 978-1-59638-135-3)

Crazy Busy
By Kevin DeYoung (ISBN 978-1433533389)