Youth@GUMC puts God first in all that they do and wants to help your youth place God first in all that they do. To help make this happen the mission of youth@GUMC is to help youth have a relationship with Jesus Christ and become more like Him. We are here to REACH students with the love of Jesus Christ, CONNECT them to the community of believers, EQUIP them to grow in their faith, ACT through service, and EXALT God with their lives.
Meet our Youth Director
I joined Garner UMC's leadership team in 2019 as the Director of Youth Ministry. Before serving at GUMC, I was the Youth Director at Zebulon UMC in Zebulon, NC, as well as 15 years as a law enforcement officer in NC. I love pizza ( pepperoni and mushroom if anyone wants to buy me one) and watching crazy YouTube videos as much as the next middle or high schooler does, but I love to help youth figure out who Jesus is more than anything else.
All during my life, I have had youth leaders, Sunday school teachers, pastors, and family help shape who I am as a Christian. I may be a transplant into a Methodist Church, but I recognize that God's grace is not just for a select group of people but for everyone who chooses to accept His free gift of unmerited love.
ASP 2023 Registration is open now!!!
Youth@GUMC is already gearing up to serve the area of the Central Appalachian Mountains. Last year's trip was amazing experience for youth and adults. This years trip will be July 23rd through July 29th. At this time we have space for 16 youth and 8 adults. It is youth@GUMC's goal is to take 4 work teams. Registration will be open from now until Dec 3rd for youth only and will be first come first serve. After Dec 3rd registration will be open to all others.
God's is already preparing the way for our youth to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ. Use the links below to get more info and register for this amazing week of service.
In the winter of 2023 youth@GUMC, will have a confirmation class for all students who haven't participated in this important part of their life. Confirmation class is an important step where a youth starts to take more responsibility in their journey to become a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ. To better help youth@GUMC with this important step please take the time to fill out this quick survey.
Operation Christmas Child Nov 20th
YOUTH@GUMC Serving Others Dec 4th
YOUTH@GUMC Mystery Christmas Dinner 2.0 Dec 11th 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
2022/23 Student/Parent Info Form
All youth participating in any activities must complete a student/parent info form before participating. A new form will have to be completed at the beginning of each youth ministry year.
Check out the YOUTH@GUMC YouTube Channel
Youth Worship Team
Right now youth@GUMC is looking for youth singers and other musicians. If you are interested in being a part of youth@GUMC Praise Band please let Rick know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out video clip from Confirm 21 Confirmation Retreat
To check out more of whats going on with the youth@GUMC use the link below.
Youth@GUMC calendar events.
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