Youth Ministry

Be a Part of Something More! One10 Youth is More…



Here at Mandarin, we want you to feel part of our family. Warm, inviting, and united, we strive to treat each other as Christ. We hope you will dive headfirst into our activities and find out why we are close–because we value each other and spend time together!

On Sunday nights at 5:30 PM, we meet on the first floor of the Kasey Mogle building for our unified large group weekly meeting. We eat together as a family, play games, rock out to worship music, and hear a lesson from one of our youth members.


Here at Mandarin, we want you to grow in your likeness of Christ. We offer classes and other opportunities to develop your relationship with Christ. We are all striving to become more like Christ every day.

We have small groups on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM that meet in the Youth area, located upstairs in the Kasey Mogle (Building B). Groups are organized by topic so you can choose what to learn from our adult and student teachers!


Here at Mandarin, we know how to have a good time! Whether we are hosting one of our big events, going on one of our epic trips, or just having some downtime, we have a ton of fun learning more about God and one another.

Please visit our Facebook page for more information about all the great stuff we have going on!




Meet our Youth Director


Our One10Youth Director is Paula Coker-Jones. Paula has a passion for connecting young people to Christ and developing them as Christian leaders.  She comes to us with a wealth of experience in children and youth ministry, having served twenty years in ministry, fifteen at South Roanoke UMC where she developed a large ministry to children and youth. 

A native of Bradenton, Florida, Paula studied Psychology and Child Development as an undergraduate and earned a Certification in Ministry of Youth and Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an avid college football fan and supporter of Florida State University.

Noted for her boundless energy and great organizational skills, Paula loves people.  Her friendliness and winning personality encourages everyone she encounters.



Upcoming Events


Youth Mission Trip
We are in the beginning stages of our planning for summer missions. We are determining the best schedule based on safety procedures and guidelines from the Conference. With that said, we will have a youth mission week this summer. Mark your calendar for July 18-23rd. Please watch your weekly emails for additional information.




Youth at HOme
We are excited to share that the Gilberts and Sorensons will host our monthly Youth at Homes events this summer. Youth at Homes will be on June 27th,  July 11th, and August 1st. We will assign small groups to each location and look forward to this being a great summer event.



Join us as One 10 Youth takes on Universal, August 4th.




Messy Game Night
Join us as we kick off the school year with Messy Game Night, August 15th.



Pumpkin Patch Meeting
Join us for our first pumpkin patch planning meeting, August 23rd.




Pumpkin Patch Youth/Parent Meeting
Join us for the youth/parent informational meeting as we begin planning for the pumpkin patch. The meeting will be August 29th.


“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)”