Youth Ministry

Our Youth Ministry hopes to develop disciples of Christ so we want our 7th – 12th-grade students to love and follow Jesus in amazing, contagious, and adventurous ways. Read below for our gathering times, upcoming dates and how to get involved.


Weekly Schedule

Sunday

  • 8 – 9:30 am: Youth Praise Practice
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am: Youth Sunday School
  • 7th Grade Confirmation
  • 8th Grades – 12th Grades
  • 3 – 4 pm: Liturgical Dance
  • 4 pm: Youth Handbells
  • 5 – 5:45 pm: Snack Supper, 7th – 12th Grade
  • 5: 45 – 7 pm: UMYF
  • 4th Sunday of the Month, Youth Worship

Tuesday

  • 7 – 8:30 pm: A TasTe Of GraCe  – All Youth in grades 9 – 12 are invited to meet at the Holcombes’ house. A Taste of Grace is a great group to jump into if you are looking for good food, great community, devotions, and a lot of Grace. Come join us.

Wednesday

  • 3 – 5:45 pm: After School YC. Hang out, do homework, fellowship with other youth.
  • 5:45 pm Fellowship Dinner
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Girls Bible Study led by Pastor Pia Diggs.
  • 6:30 – 8 pm: Boys Group for rising 7th – 12th-grade boys. Led by Jeff Weston.

Small Groups

Messiah Youth have many different opportunities to come together in small groups where they can connect, make friends and explore their faith.

Just Us Girls

For grades 7th – 12. Girls explore and tackle tough questions about life through discussion, Bible study, fun, and fellowship. Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Youth Center.

Boy's Group

For grades 7th – 12th. Discussion, Bible study, and fellowship – just for guys! Explore and tackle questions of everyday life. Meets every Wednesday 6:30 – 8 pm at the church.

a taste of grace

For grades 9th – 12. Youth will cook together and learn together in this co-ed small group at the Holcombes’ home. Meets every Tuesday 7-8:30 pm.

Youth Group

For grades 7th – 12th. A place to reconnect and prepare for the week ahead. Youth spend an interactive and exciting evening with adult leaders. Hang time, music, games, mission and short discussions. Meet new friends and explore your faith and leadership. Meets Sundays 5 – 7 pm.

Mission Trips

Jeremiah Project

A one-week mission trip during the summer for middle school youth. Rising 7th-8th graders work on home repair projects, spiritual growth and have fun!

m in m (messiah in mission)

We gather to be in service through a variety of activities that assist our church, our local community, and the world. We meet monthly during the school year and weekly during the summer.

Group Work Camp

An intensive one-week summer mission trip of Christian service that offers both Middle and High School students an opportunity to perform all kinds of hands-on missions. Grow in Christian fellowship with one another as you serve others. Visit www.groupworkcamps.com for more information.

Spring Break Urban Plunge

Camp out in the Youth Center for a 4-day mission project in the DC metro area. Youth works a variety of outreach projects during the day and return to the Youth Center at night for programs, devotions, and fellowship.

Spring Break Mission Trip

A week-long mission trip in which high school youth travel to where we’re needed to exchange God’s love through activities, worship, and fellowship.