Temple Refuge Youth Ministry


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.

Sunday School

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. This summer 2017, our curriculum focuses on the Book of Esther. 

Youth Refuge

Youth Refuge takes place every Sunday evening in the Teen Center. 

Middle School: 5:30-7:15 p.m.

High School: 6:45-8:30 p.m.

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Guy's Night

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. 

Mission Trips

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.

Happening This July 2017

 From Epworth for high schoolers to Indicoso for middle school to our very own Camp Odyssey at Temple Hills, July is camp month! Please keep our youth and leaders in your prayers as they experience transformative weeks of adventure and spiritual growth. 

High School Camp 
Sunday, July 2 through Friday, July 7
(depart at 8am from Methodist Temple, return 5:00 p.m. to Methodist Temple)

Middle School Camp
Sunday, July 9 - Friday, July 14
(depart at  from Methodist Temple at  1:00 p.m., return at  to Methodist Temple)

Camp Odyssey (middle and high school)
Sunday, July 23 - Friday, July 28
(Drop off at Temple Hills at 2:00 p.m., pick up at Temple Hills at 3:30 p.m.)

Fall Youth Kick Off

August means back to school and back to regular Youth Refuge on Sunday nights. Join us for a special Youth Refuge Kick Off on Sunday, August 20th. 

Incoming sixth graders through outgoing seniors are invited!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an adult youth volunteer, please contact Sean Welcher at swelcher@methodisttemple.church

Youth Group Schedule 

July 2-7
High School Camp 

July 9 - 14
Middle School Camp

July 23-28
Camp Odyssey (for Middle and High School)

August 20
Youth Refuge Kick Off 

August 27
Youth Refuge 
Middle School 5:30-7:15 p.m.
High School 7:15-8:30 p.m.


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, swelcher@methodisttemple.church.


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