Youth Ministry

Coming Soon

Confirmation

Confirmation camp dates, May 30-June 2, 2022!  Over the years, this has been one of the most memorable events for our youth. Note: the grade levels are those students are finishing in spring 2022. Please mark these dates in your calendars:

  • Junior Counselor Training – Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 pm
  • Camp – May 30 – June 2
  • Confirmation Day – June 5

Messiah Youth Ministry (MYM)

Our next gathering will be a Video Game Night on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 pm in the youth room. We will provide the screens and have some systems set up. Bring your favorite gaming system and E-rated games, or bring your favorite card or board games. We will have food and drinks and a great time of friendly competition and cooperation. MYM is for all youth, 5th through 12th grade. 

 

Monumental VBS is June 20-24, 2022

Registration for participants and volunteers is now open! All youth who plan to volunteer, there will be training for you on Sunday, May 22.

 

National Youth Gathering 

NYG is July 9 to 13, 2022. We have registered for our district event, along with 1,400 youth from all over Texas! This is an opportunity to have dinner and fun with our local Texas folks in the middle of the Gathering. Here are some dates to note as we get closer to this event: 

  • North Texas Pre-Gathering Meetup: June 18
  • Parent meeting: June 26
  • National Youth Gathering: July 9-13

Dining Out

Once a month we gather at a restaurant for a meal. These dining out events are pay your own way and are designed to build and strengthen relationships among the youth. Please click the date for each event to sign up – make sure to sign up early so we can make reservations!

  • June 25 at 3:30 PM – Father’s Day at Top Golf – Invite your dad to come!
  • More dining out opportunities will be coming soon. Let us know what you would like to do!

Bible Study Options 

  • Sunday School is 9:40-10:40. 5th -12th grade meets in the couch room for announcements then we separate by grade for class.  5th, 6th and 8th graders are taught by Mike Neumann and Johnathan Maldonado.  7th Grade is taught by Vicar Lee and Adrianne McGregor. High School is being taught by Barb Coen, Autumn Knoernschild, Gerald Luecke, Ginny Wilson, and Jodi Sorenson.
  • JAM (Junior high at Messiah) and MESH (Messiah Extreme Senior High) are held on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 pm. 5th through 12th grade meets in the youth room for snacks, singing, and fellowship before dividing between middle school and high school. JAM lasts until 7:30, while MESH extends until 8:00 pm. All students are encouraged to come for this time of worship, learning, and fellowship – and if you have homework, feel free to bring it along!

Social Media

We have closed Facebook group and Instagram page where we post lots of pictures and share information. Parents and youth can both join and follow!

News

DCE Stephanie Pittock

Please introduce yourself when you see me! I’m eager to get to know all of the community at Messiah, especially the students and parents who are part of youth ministry.

Important Forms

Click each button to download the form.
MYM Christmas in July

MYM

Messiah Youth Ministry

Every Second Sunday of the month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-12 in our couch room!

All of our students enjoy fellowship and learning God’s Word during MYM.  This year we will be having theme nights once a month and we have extended our time for MYM, which will be lots of fun for students! We will provide dinner, have fellowship from 5:30 to 6, and have a large group game followed by a devotion based on a movie clip led by Jodi Sorenson, Michael Neumann, or a youth PEER trained leader, from 6:30 to 7:30. 

MESH

Messiah Extreme Senior High

Wednesday Nights: 6:30 to 8 p.m. for grades 9-12

MESH is a Bible study led by Jodi Sorenson.  We spend the first half of our time together hanging out, catching up, eating snacks, and laughing really loudly.  The second half is spent studying a book of the Bible.  We meet in the comfiest room at Messiah – the couch room!

Group of church youth against white wall

JAM

Junior high At Messiah

Wednesday Nights, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for grades 5-8

Michael Neumann leads this Tuesday night gathering where Junior High students (5th through 8th graders) can enjoy fun, fellowship, and prayerful support apart from their busy school schedules. We pray, have a devotion, and play lots of fun games which provide students with a nice break in the middle of the week from school and extracurricular activities!

Confirmation Camp

Messiah approaches Confirmation in a unique way. First of all, we ask that our youth come to Bible Class on Sunday mornings for regular strengthening in the Word. Our fifth graders study the Old Testament, our sixth graders study the New Testament, and our seventh graders study Luther’s Small Catechism.  Rather than adding to that a weekly confirmation class, we’ve created a yearly camp experience. Every summer we gather our students who have just completed fifth, sixth, or seventh grade and we take them to Lake Lavon Camp & Conference Center, where we run a Confirmation Camp for four days. We also take along some of our fantastic senior high youth who volunteer to serve and  mentor our younger students, while helping in various ways throughout the camp. During this time, our students have devotions together, worship God, spend serious time with our pastors and DCE studying God’s Word and the Catechism, do service projects, swim, play games, eat surprisingly tasty camp food, laugh at everything, and grow together. We’ve found that this time is often one of the best relational and spiritual memories our youth carry with them.