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

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, January 12
  • Sunday, January 19
  • Sunday, January 26

Special Events

"Stop Teen Suicide" Workshop

Sunday, March 8
Suicide is the second leading cause of death in ages 12-24, and for every completed suicide, there are 100-200 attempts.

To help identify and prevent suicide in teens, we are hosting a FREE "Stop Teen Suicide" workshop on Sunday evening, March 8 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. Registration and casual dinner will be provided from 5:00 - 5:30 pm and the presentation will be from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The event is being sponsored by the Genesis Group from area Methodist churches.

For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.


Confirmation classes will run from August 18 - February 16. We will have our annual Confirmation Dinner on Saturday, February 22 where the students will share their personal statements of faith. The following morning (Feb. 23) will be Confirmation Sunday.  For those who aren’t familiar with this opportunity, Confirmation is a way for students in 9th grade or above to learn more about their faith and the Methodist church.  Class will begin 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.

Questions? Contact Jeff at To sign up, please complete the online Confirmation Sign Up Form.


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  .