Youth Ministry Survey

We’re asking all members to participate in an online survey about our youth ministry, which should take around 15 minutes. Please fill out this survey before October 29, 2017, although data received after that date will still be valuable to the process. Your input will help prepare Youth Ministry Institute Midwest (YMIM) conduct an on-site evaluation and strategic plan with Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries, and our youth ministry at St. Paul’s UMC. YMIM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local churches with youth ministry training, coaching, and consulting. YMIM partners with many UMC churches in our area and is led by Matt Vaughan, who has over 20 years of youth ministry experience. Thank you for participating!

Soulful Journeys

Middle and high school youth gather on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11am in the Student Center, on the lower level. Youth and adult leaders develop long-term relationships through conversation and engaging activities about life and faith. Topics focus on how faith can play a central role in a teenager’s life.

Youth Group

Sunday Afternoons Re-imagined

(Check church calendar as times and locations may vary)

All youth are invited to come to either (or both!) of two Sunday afternoon programs for grades 6-12.

  • Participate in active and engaging activities from 4:00-5:30
  • Explore the Bible and build relationships in small group Bible study from 6:00-7:30
  • Come early or stay after to enjoy snacks and fellowship with all youth in the Student Center from 5:30-6:00

Youth will have a blast while coming together in a faith community. Friends are always welcome! Contact Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries, for more information.


Our confirmation program is designed for Youth who are in grade 9 and above. It consists of 90-minute weekly sessions and runs from January through May. Our goal is to nurture confirmands as they grow closer in relationship to God and to each other as they explore more about their faith. Outside of the weekly sessions, confirmands visit other worship settings, participate in community service and meet monthly with a mentor. The confirmands write a Statement of Faith together and participate in a group confirmation ceremony during worship.

Upcoming Youth Activities

Fall Retreat

All Grades  •  November 17-19, 2017
Wilderness Retreat Center  •  $60
To register contact Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries

Our theme this year will be to make a commitment to recharge and learn to “Hold On” in times of stress, fear, or anger. God is with us.

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Find all the latest youth news on our Facebook group page.

Contact: Allison Marcus, Director of Student Ministries,