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 5:30 - 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). 

Sunday Evening Dates

  • November 20 - Normal schedule
  • November 27 - No Youth Group due to Thanksgiving
  • December 4 - Normal schedule
  • December 11 - Normal schedule
  • December 18 - Youth Christmas Party (see below for more info.)
  • December 25 - No Youth Group due to Christmas
  • January 1 - No Youth Group due to New Year's

Upcoming Events

Christmas Party - December 18

Join us for our annual Youth Christmas Party! We will have some fun things going … prizes, games, and we'll end with a message. AND there will, of course, be food. This is a great times to invite your friends to join in the fun.  

New Year's Eve-Eve Lock-In

We will begin ringing in the New Year (a bit early) at our New Year's Eve-Eve Lock-In. Join us from 11:30 pm on Friday, December 30 through 6:30 am on Saturday, December 31. You are welcome to invite friends to this event as well! If any parents are interested in helping out with the lock-in, please let me know ( )!

Worship Arts

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

  • Gravity - A student-led praise band for those who enjoy sharing their musical gifts to lead worship. NOTE: Gravity is currently off for the summer, but we will start back again in the fall. During the school year, we typically practice right after youth group on Sundays from 7- 8 pm. If interested in joining, please email Kelly Waugh at  . 
  • Christmas Cantata (singing and instrumentalists)
  • Instrumentalists (solos and combos)
  • Praise Teams in contemporary worship (singing and instrumentalists)


Faith Community’s Confirmation program is a way for students in 8th grade or above to learn more about their faith and the Methodist church, as well as the world around them and how to cope. Classes run from September 18 – March from 4-5 pm each Sunday in the Youth Room. On a Saturday evening in early March, 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. Questions? Contact Jeff Ackenback at  

To register your student for Confirmation, please visit our online sign-up form.

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 


NOTE: Elevate is currently on hold. We'll see you in the Fall!