Our ministry exists to reach the youth of our church and community. The ministry is to help youth share in the fellowship of God’s family, grow in their faith, and praise God with their lives.
In everything we do, our youth ministry values Christ-centeredness, love, sacrificial service, hospitality, joy and thanksgiving, safety, and Christ-like leadership. We embody these values in all of our events in hopes that our example will instill those same values in our students.
Sign up for the Gathering
The Gathering is an annual state-wide youth event hosted by the Mississippi United Methodist Conference at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS. Youth from around the state gather together for one weekend of worship, prayer, music, and fun. This year the gathering is February 24th-26th. The cost per student is $65, due by February 15th.You can find a parent permission form by clicking here. Students are also asked to fill out a covenant (behavior agreement) which can be found here. Money can be given either to Cody or left in the church office.
Our Calendar & Events
C.R.E.W. on Wednesday
Our youth meet every Wednesday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Bryan Youth Center for C.R.E.W. (Christians Ready Equipped & Willing). This month our theme is "Made in His Image: Male and Female". This is a three part lesson series. In week one guys and girls will split up. Guys will learn about biblical manhood from youth director Cody Westcott while the girls dive into biblical womanhood with Pastor Darian Duckworth. In week two girls and guys will swap, so that girls are learning about manhood from Cody while the guys learn about womanhood from Pastor Darian. In the final week of this series we'll come together to talk about how male and female cooperate and live together through friendship, romance, marriage, and more. We share a meal together each week after the lesson. Take a look at our calendar above for more details on where we're eating!
Soul Care Sundays
We meet Sundays from 5:30pm-7:30pm in Bryan Youth Center for Soul Care Sunday. Our goal for these meetings is to show students how to live with God in a practical way. We have Wesleyan small groups every other Sunday led by church members and college students from MSU’s Wesley Foundation. Students learn to reflect on their faith and walk with God in these groups with their peers. Other Soul Care Sundays may be a worship circle (where we explore uncommon ways of worship such as painting, poetry, song, etc.), service work, or other special events.
Youth Sunday School
Our Sunday school class meets Sundays at 10:00am prior to our church service. Members of our church teach the class in Bryan Youth Center. We aim to help our students understand scripture and faith.
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