Our Youth Mission Statement
The Elkhorn Hills Youth Ministry exists to EXPOSE teenagers to God’s love while preparing them to SHARE God’s word, and EXALT in the Lord, all while OFFERING their services to the Lord and CONNECTING with others.
The Youth Ministry is for 6th – 12th grade youth. Jenny Meyer, Youth Ministries Coordinator leads these programs along with the help of many volunteers.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!! Do you love having fun and laughing? Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others, especially young people and helping them grow in their faith? Then, YOU are the person for this leadership opportunity! We are seeking 1-2 adults for Wednesday night youth group (6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday). If you are interested or want to learn more, please contact Jenny Meyer.
Middle & Sr. High Sunday School meet on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come join our amazing group of teachers and youth who want to share their faith with you!
Middle High Sunday School (6th-8th Grade) – Led by Randy Bruner and Gretchen Robinson (on a rotating basis). Meets in the Mid-High Youth Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Senior High Sunday School (9th-12th Grade) – Led by Randy Bruner and Greg Roberg (on a rotating basis). Meets in the Sr. High Youth Room from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Triple G Youth Group
Triple G Youth Group (GOD, GAMES & GOODIES) is open to 6th-12th graders. This group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Senior High youth room in the Family Life Center. Parents, sign up to help volunteer on a rotating basis. Games, learning more about God, friendship and fellowship, food, laughter . . . what’s not to love? Come join us and bring your friends!
All of the youth meet together at 6:30 p.m. to begin their evening, then they break into Middle & Sr. High small groups to dig deeper into the evening’s lesson. Youth Group uses video devotions and Bible studies which help the youth grow in their faith while relating real life challenges to the Bible. Bring a friend and come see what it’s all about!
Contact Jenny Meyer for more information.
This group of very talented youth is led by Brett Heckens. The Youth Praise Team is open to any youth in 6th-12th Grades. If you are interested in joining this talented group, please contact Brett Heckens for practice times.
Our confirmation program is led by Pastor Rebecca Hjelle and is geared for 7th and 8th grade youth. Confirmation uses lessons based on the questions: What does it mean to be a Christian? What does it mean to be United Methodist? What does it mean to be a member of Elkhorn Hills UMC? Each confirmand will be assigned to a small group of their peers as well as an older youth to walk with them through this part of their faith journey. The year will also include opportunities to lead worship, write a personal faith story, and serve in the community. Classes will begin in the Fall of 2018 and students will be confirmed in the Spring of 2019.
Each year our youth have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip. There are separate mission trips for Middle High and Senior High youth. There are various fundraising opportunities throughout the year for students to earn money for the trips. On these trips, the youth worship together and share in devotion time as a group each evening. The groups build bonds with one another and grow in their faith together. They serve members of various communities by being the hands and feet of God.