Grace Youth Ministry (G.Y.M)
God-Centered, Youth Oriented, Mission-Focused
Our weekly schedule:
Sunday Mornings 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Junior High & Senior High Faith Formation
Sunday Evenings 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Confirmation (7th and 8th grade)
Wednesday Evenings 7 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. G.Y.M. (Bible Study/Youth Fellowship)
At Grace UMC, we don't just consider our youth a part of the church of the future, we believe they are the church NOW. All youth, grades 6th-12th are welcome at G.Y.M. (Grace Youth Ministry) to explore what it means to be a follower of Christ. Through study, mission opportunities, serving opportunities, and fellowship gatherings, youth are introduced to a deeper meaning of a Christ-centered life and how a life of faith brings the promise of hope, help, and unconditional love for a life-time.
"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12 NIV
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Grace UMC is excited to offer our full Confirmation Program for this upcoming year. All 7th and 8th grade youth are invited and encouraged to consider traveling the journey of Confirmation on Sunday evenings, beginning January 15. Questions may be directed to Pastor Eric at email@example.com and Gaye Lynn Loufek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Confirmation? Confirmation is our response to baptism. In baptism, we recognize and celebrate God’s gifts of grace, forgiveness, and love as we are welcomed into Christ’s universal Church. During Confirmation we respond to God’s gifts, learning more about God, Jesus, the Spirit, the Bible, and the Church but also exploring how to follow Jesus and how to actually be the church as God intends.
The Confirmation Program at Grace UMC provides our youth with an opportunity to build new relationships within the church, engage in mission opportunities, study the scriptures, and explore their beliefs and doubts. Confirmation is not the end of our faith journey but just the beginning; confirmands will be introduced to resources within the church and beyond that will assist them in the lifelong journey of discipleship.