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 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 .

Please note: Due to COVID-19, all live Youth programming is temporarily suspended.

All Things New

If you missed Jeff's message on Sunday night, or just want to listen again, please choose a sermon from the list below.

Youth Group on Sunday Nights

Students who are in grades 7–12 are invited to join us on Sunday evenings from 5 - 7 pm. There will be great food, music, hanging out with friends, and a message from God's word. Plus there are small groups with caring and qualified adult leaders where students can connect and grow deeper in their faith.

Upcoming 2020 dates:

  • Sunday, March 15 - "Self Image"
  • Sunday, March 22 - "Trauma"
  • Sunday, March 29 - "Depression"
  • Sunday, April 5 - "6th Grade Visit" evening

Special Events

6th Grade Visit Evenings

Sundays - April 6 and May 3
All 6th Graders and any friends they want to bring along are invited to join us for Youth Group to try it out! Come for dinner and 5:00 and then stay for games, message and small group time.

Scavenger Hunt

April - Date TBD
We are planning a fun scavenger hunt for a Saturday in April. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.


Faith’s Confirmation program is a way for students in 9th grade or above to learn more about their faith and the Methodist church. Classes run from August – February at 3:30 pm each Sunday, with dinner at 5:00 pm with our Youth Group. Students are encouraged to stay after dinner to enjoy Youth Group with everyone.

In February, we host our annual Confirmation Dinner where students share their personal statements of faith. The following morning is Confirmation Sunday where the students are confirmed during worship. 

Check back this summer for more information regarding dates for our 2020-21 Confirmation Class. Questions? Contact Jeff at  


Elevate is held every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 8:30 as part of our Stepping Forward program, and is open to grades 6th–12th.

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)
  • Gravity - A student-led praise band for those who enjoy sharing their musical gifts to lead worship. We practice right after youth group on Sundays from 7-8:30 pm. If interested in joining, please email Mary Shambow at  .