Stanardsville United Methodist Church
Monday, July 16, 2018

Teen Explosion Ministry - Grades 6 through 12




Youth Connect  (Sunday School)  Youth meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Room for Bible study and discussion, and just hanging with some friends.  Bible study helps youth to remain rooted and grow in their faith understanding.


Youth Group  A time for friends to gather, share in a devotion, food and fun, serve others with mission projects, and grow in their relationship with each other and with Jesus Christ.  Gatherings are held the 2nd and 4th Sunday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m.


Youth Leadership  Youth are invited and encouraged throughout the year to participate in the life of the church by serving on committees, leading worship, helping to teach classes, leading groups for younger children, and serving in various mission projects


TAT  (Tweens & Teens)  An after-school gathering for middle school students that provides a safe and structured time to gather, play games, enjoy cooking, and grow in relationships with each other and adult mentors.  Space is limited to 15 students.


To lead the youth of SUMC as they connect and grow in their faith as followers of Jesus Christ, so that they may become His disciples.

Life Verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29: 11
Spiritual formation + Personal Connection w/ Christ = Discipleship
1.     Worship – How do we give God thanks and praise for what He has done? Providing an engaging environment where youth actively participate in the service as they give God thanks and praise for all He is and all He has done.
2.     Study – How do we come to know who God is and how He wants us to live? Being intentional in how youth learn who God is and how His story relates to their everyday lives.
3.     Service - How and why do we serve God in our world? – support and empower youth as they learn to serve others and be the hands and feet of Christ in our world.
4.     Fellowship – How do we act in our communities (school, church, friends) to please God? - Gathering as friends and neighbors to build relationships in Christian love
5.     Outreach – How do we share God’s dream and tell others about God? connect with others in our community to share the hope of Jesus Christ.