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). 

Back-to-School Bash

On Sunday, August 20, at 5:00 pm, youth group will be extended into our annual Back to School Bash! Join us for games, prizes, food, as well as a brief message. It's a great time to bring visitors or to make a comeback and get going for the school year. There is no cost. Feel free to bring a friend to join the fun!


Confirmation will begin Sunday, September 10 with an informational meeting and dinner for parents and students from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Community Room. Confirmation classes will then run from September 17 – February 2024 in the Youth Room from 3:30-5:00 pm.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

To register your student for Confirmation, please visit our 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