The power of Jesus Christ is transformational,
and this is what the Student Ministry of First UMC calls teenagers to experience and explore. Students in grades 6-12 are invited to join in the pursuit of a lifestyle wholly committed to God as we encounter what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sunday Morning Gathering
Sundays @ 10am
Junior High & Senior High students (6th-12th grades) meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for a Bible study focused on the life and direct ministry of Jesus Christ. We dig into the historical context, read the Scriptures, enter into relevant discussions, and pray together.
Emerge: High School
Sundays @ 5-7pm
We share a meal, join in student-led worship, and explore thematic messages that are relevant to the topics and issues that students face today. Following devotions and prayer, we hang out and play games. Join us on Sunday nights as we seek to connect with God and with each other. 9th-12th Grades. We are currently studying “The Way” by Adam Hamilton.
Emerge: Junior High
Wednesdays @ 5:30-7:30pm
We start with dinner and then dig into the Bible, exploring God’s Word and seeking to understand how it applies to our lives today and what it means to follow Jesus Christ. After the devotion and prayer, we hang out and play games. 6th-8th Grades. We are currently studying “The Way” by Adam Hamilton.
Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a unique journey into the history and context of the Bible, the origin of the church, and stories of faith. This class is offered to 6th grade students and to any older students who would like to join in for an in-depth Bible study. This class is based on the Credo curriculum and walks through the biblical narrative of creation to Christianity, digs into what the United Methodist Church is all about, and equips students to take their faith to a deeper level and embark on the next leg of their journey as disciples of Christ.
We get serious, but we also know how to have fun! Students use this time to ask the questions burning on their hearts and engage in activities and games that support the Bible lesson and create connection to God, His Word, and to one another.
Refreshments are provided.
Where do we meet?
All Student Ministry activities take place in the The Emerge Student Lounge (unless otherwise stated), which can be accessed through the 3rd street entrance. For more information, contact the church at 417.532.7153.
Mission Trip: Summer 2013
Current 6th-12th grade students will be traveling to Mobile, AL from June 16th-June 23rd. In Mobile, we will serve the local community by leading a children’s day camp, hosting a community block party, and serving those in poverty through both inner-city and rural missions.
- INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Sunday, April 21st, 5-7pm.
- REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 1st
If you have a student who would like to participate, please contact email@example.com for more information!