Every action we take is aimed toward bringing others closer to Jesus Christ. The Methodist Temple Youth Program offers many outlets for youth to plug in to Jesus and the community as well as to make new friends.
Both Sr. High and Middle School meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. year-round in the Teen Center (lower level). These classes are meant to give middle school and high school students the opportunity to study books of the Bible in a deeper, more meaningful way.
Youth Refuge takes place every Sunday evening in the Teen Center. Middle School meets from 5:30-7:15 p.m. High School meets 6:45-8:30 p.m. Invite a Friend Here
Guy's Night takes place on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for eighth grade through twelfth grade. Parents must provide rides for the students who cannot drive. Guy's Night exists to provide a safe place for young men to witness the ways in which God-Loving men live their lives. This evening teaches scripture pertaining to real-life issues in such a way that non-church-going students can understand the lesson. A meal is provided, and following the lesson, guys are invited to stay and play basketball. This diverse group of young men is the perfect place to develop a deeper relationship with God and with others. Guy's Night is intended to break down the preconceived notions of traditional "church" without neglecting the gospel. Ultimately, we want our students to come into a closer relationship with Christ.
Every summer both Middle School and Senior High groups have the opportunity to go on a mission trip in the local area, and every few years, we attend a long-distance trip whether in the United States or overseas. Our teams have been to Ft. Wayne IN, Cincinnati OH, St. Louis MO, Newburgh IN. Our next overseas trip will be to Guatemala to serve with Mission Guatemala. We work hard to raise funds throughout the year in an effort to cover the majority of the expense for these missions.
Youth Group Schedule
September 10: Mess Fest at Newburgh UMC
September 23: RiverCity Faith Fest
September 29- October 1: High School Winter Retreat at Temple Hills
October 29: Fall Party Hosted at Chris and Kayla McWilliam's House
November 3-5: Middle School Winter Retreat at Temple Hills
Methodist Temple will be offering higher education scholarships for the 2017-18 school year.
You can find the applications here.
For more info on the youth ministry at our church, contact Sean Welcher, Director of Youth Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org.