Youth Ministry

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High School Youth at Six Flags Fright Fest

All 9th-12th grade youth are invited to join us for Fright Fest on October 1. We will carpool from church. Please sign up here and let us know if you need a ticket or if you have a season pass and/or parking permit.

 

Messiah Youth Ministry (MYM)

Our next MYM gatherings will be Sunday, October 9. We are attending an FC Dallas soccer game! Purchase tickets for $15 here and you will be seated in a section reserved for our group at the stadium! Plus, this FUNdraiser gives $5 per ticket back to Messiah Youth Ministry! Purchase your tickets by October 7, and invite your friends!

 

Middle School Recess Retreat

October 8, 2022. Cost is $50 per person. Sign up here by September 21 to attend.

 

For King and Country Concert

Sunday, November 27. We have a group of tickets for any youth and/or parents who wish to attend. Cost is $75 per ticket – sign up here

 

Babysitter Training

Held on Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 pm in the Small Conference Room. This training is required for anyone who wants to help with babysitting at Messiah! If you are at least 12 years old and have not yet been trained, please plan to attend. Those who RSVP here will have dinner provided. The training will take place during JAM, which will still be held for any students who are not attending training, including those who are not yet eligible.

 

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) is held on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm. 5th through 8th grade meets in the youth room for snacks, singing, and fellowship (fellowship time starts at 6:00 pm for anyone who arrives early). 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! 
  • MESH (Messiah Extreme Senior High) meets on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month, 5:30-7:30 pm. 9th through 12th grade meets in the youth room for fellowship, Bible study, games, music, and more. All high school students are encouraged to join us, and if you have homework, you are welcome to bring it to work on during MESH.

 

September Calendar Changes (high school)

Starting in September, MESH will no longer meet on Wednesday nights. Instead, high school youth will have gatherings on Sunday evenings. Dinner is on your own except where noted, but feel free to bring it with you. 

  • 1st Sunday of the month: MESH
  • 2nd Sunday: MYM with middle school (this is dinner plus a fun activity)
  • 3rd Sunday: MESH 
  • 4th Sunday: Peer Leadership training
  • 5th Sunday (when it occurs): Adult leader gathering

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

It’s been a whirlwind summer, and I love it! Please reach out with any questions you have about youth ministry at Messiah!

 

I am working on some volunteer job descriptions, which I will add as linked PDF’s below as I create them. Please let me know if you are interested in serving!

 

Middle School Sunday School Teacher

MYM Event Coordinator

Snacks and Supplies

Youth Room Décor

Fundraising Team

Service Project Team

Short term: Redesign Release form

Important Forms

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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

1st & 3rd Sunday Nights: 5:30 to 7:30 pm for grades 9-12

MESH is a Bible study for high school students.  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

This Wednesday night gathering is where middle school 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! Youth room is open starting at 6:00 pm for anyone who arrives early.

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.