We are committed to the spiritual development of all students and encourage youth to have a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Committed leaders, who love God, are part of our team to make sure that students feel loved and cared for. Being a parent can be lonely, exciting and scary. We want you to know that you are not alone. We would like to invite your youth (grades 7th-12th) to join us at any of our weekly or special events to be a part of what God is doing at Faith’s Youth Ministries. Questions? Contact our Director of Youth Ministries, Jeff Ackenback, at .

Student Ministry Form

Youth Group

We meet most Sunday evenings from 5:15 - 7:00 pm in our new Youth Room. Jeff will share his message at 5:30 pm and then during the second hour the students will take part in small groups and activities (games, etc). 

Confirmation Dinner & Sunday

Confirmation Dinner

Our confirmation class will celebrate with a dinner on Saturday evening, March 2 at 5:30 pm. The families will eat together and afterwards the students will share their own personal faith statements

Confirmation Sunday

Sunday, March 3 is Confirmation Sunday, when Faith Community will confirm our 2023-24 confirmation class during worship. Students will be confirmed either at the 9:30 am Contemporary Service or the 11:00 am Traditional Service.



Confirmation is a time for students to sincerely examine their faith, to learn what it means to be a member of the Church (both the Body of Christ and the United Methodist Church), and to confirm or reaffirm their baptism and faith publicly. The class is open to all 8th-12th grade students and will be led by Jeff Ackenback, and Sarah and Dan Messner. Questions? Please contact Sarah at

Confirmation classes typically runs from September - March where the students meet in the Youth Room from 3:30-5:00 pm. Check back in late summer, 2024 for an online sign-up form.

Worship Arts

Our Worship Arts Student Ministry programs encourage students to share their musical gifts at Faith Community. All students are welcome! Opportunities include:

  • Christmas Cantata (singing and instrumentalists)
  • Instrumentalists (solos and combos)
  • Praise Teams in contemporary worship (singing and instrumentalists)

Stay in Touch

If you'd like to sign up for emails or text messages from Jeff, please click the "Stay In Touch" link below. Thanks, and we are looking forward to seeing you in person soon! 

Ongoing Ways to Connect Virtually

  • Jeff posts his Sunday evening messages on the "All Things New" podcasts. You can listen to them on the Youth section of our app (or download the podcast directly to your phone).
  • Jeff is also doing "Stevie's Sidequests" bonus messages. These are also included in the "All Things New" podcasts.

Recent Messages from Jeff