The Youth Ministry exists to offer a safe space where youth (7th-12th graders) can learn, grow and wrestle/ask questions in their faith and discover the ways that God is at work in their lives. The Youth Ministry is a like-minded community of other young people who are living out their discipleship – this is a safe and welcoming space where everyone belongs and everyone matters.
Our Youth Ministry focuses on education and experiences that meet students where they are and helps them grow in their faith. They learn about Christian/United Methodist beliefs through discussion, study, art, creativity, games, etc., and experience “faith in action”, or mission/outreach opportunities that bring the tenets of our faith to life. All of this is crafted so that students have a space with faith-influence to process and discuss real-life topics, including racism, sexism and more.
7th-12th graders gather together for Sunday School from 9:30 – 10:50 am. During the Sunday school hour we focus on scripture, study, discussion, activities, fellowship and seeking to answer “how are we called as disciples?”.
Then we gather together from 12 – 3 pm for Youth Group and Variations choir combined programs. During this time we gather in small groups for fellowship, community time and seeking to answer “So what? How do we live out our faith and calling in the world?”
To learn more about youth programs, please contact Dorian Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-220-2727 ext. 222.
Confirmation is an eight-week program where 8th graders undertake in-depth study of faith history, Methodist traditions, and personal faith development. Confirmation is a time when learning, exploring and experiencing faith are culminated in a public commitment to follow Jesus and join the church, when they are confirmed in their faith.
The process of getting to the point of declaration is a series of gatherings and classes called “Confirmation”. Adolescence is a time of great growth and learning and in general; it is when youth start to develop their own faith independent from their parents. These weeks together will seek to strengthen and confirm the spiritual development that has already occurred through the church and in the work of their parents.
To learn more about Confirmation, please contact Dorian Albert email@example.com