Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Auburn UMC Youth Ministry's mission is to build a Christ-centered community that makes disciples and equips students to grow in their relationships with Jesus as together we seek to make God's love visible in the world. We offer a variety of discipleship activities including worship, fellowship, small group bible study, mission projects, and annual retreats.

Our Core Values | Colossians 3:1-3

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”

This summer, Auburn UMC Youth welcomes all students in rising grade 7 - college freshmen. Everyone is always invited (regardless of whether/where they worship on Sundays) and encouraged to bring a friend! The Youth Center is located in the Epworth Building at 137 South Gay Street in downtown Auburn, Alabama.

Sweat Week 2024

Sweat Week 2024: July 14-19

Sweat Week is a local overnight mission camp that concludes with a night of fun & fellowship. The week begins on Sunday at 5pm and ends Friday at approximately 10am. It is open to students who will be in grades 7-12 in the fall of 2024. Recent high school graduates are invited to serve as leaders during Sweat Week. If you have a scheduling conflict with any portion of the week, please be in touch with Jackson before deciding not to attend. 

If you or your student would like more information about Sweat Week, please contact Jackson at jacksons@aumc.net.

To learn more about Youth Sweat Week 2024 and to register, please click HERE.

Parents and leaders, please complete the online Volunteer Form HERE and let us know how we can get you plugged in!

Happening Now in Youth Ministry

We will take a break to celebrate July 4, so there will be no Senior High Hangout or Midweek Summer Nights the week of Monday, July 1. We’ll see you back at Sunday School on July 7!

Sunday Mornings, Year-round: Youth Sunday School

Sunday School meets at 9:45 am. Join us in the Youth Room (C179) at 9:15 for snacks and hanging out, then a Bible lesson.

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Summer 2024 Weekly Activities 

Junior High Hangout and Bible Study (rising grades 7-9, starting June 9)Sundays, 6-7:30pm in the youth room at Auburn UMC; bring your own dinner, come hang out and study the Bible with us!

Senior High Hangout and Bible Study (rising grades 10 – college freshmen, starting June 11)Tuesdays, 6-8pm at Red Barn at Ag Heritage Park on campus (park on the Samford Avenue side); bring your own dinner, come hang out and study the Bible with us!

Midweek Summer Nights (starting June 12)Wednesdays, 4-8pm; check email and social media for each week’s location! 

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Summer 2024 Special Events

We will take a break to celebrate July 4, so there will be no weekly Youth activities (please see above) the week of Monday, July 1. We’ll see you back at Sunday School on July 7!

Beach Camp 2024, July 7-10 at the Hilton Sandestin: $350, offered by the Alabama West Florida Conference. Download your paper registration form HERE and contact Jackson with any questions!

Sweat Week 2024, July 14-19 is an in-town overnight missions camp that begins on Sunday at 5pm and ends Friday at approximately 10am. It is open to students who will be in grades 7-12 in the fall of 2024. During the day, students will go out in teams to work in our community. At night, students stay at the church where we have worship and a variety of fun activities. For more information about Sweat Week and to register online CLICK HERE.

 

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Weekly Events, returning this Fall

Sunday Evenings: The Bridge

Small groups at The Bridge offer ongoing opportunities for connection and discipleship. Join us 5-7pm for a snack supper followed by small group Bible study and recreation, plus a lot of fun and fellowship! Supper cost is $5.

We welcome new and returning students to The Bridge, regardless of where they worship on Sunday mornings. Everyone is always welcome!

Tuesday Morning Devo

Join us for Morning Studies at Chick-fil-A (326 W. Magnolia Ave.) at 7am on Tuesday mornings. Buy your breakfast, and then we’ll have a short devotion. After the devotion, we’ll drive students to ESS or AJHS. AHS and non-ACS students will drive themselves or catch a ride to school with another student. 

Wednesdays: Midweek

Join us for Midweek in the youth center every Wednesday between 4-8pm for hanging out, supper, worship, and an activity. We’ll open the Youth Center at 4pm and have supper at 5:30pm. Students are welcome to have dinner with us at 5:30pm for $5. Younger students who would like to go downtown to eat dinner/buy food should be dropped off downtown before walking to the church for Midweek.

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events

Volunteer for VBS
Monday-Thursday, June 10-13, 2024

Summer Slam!
Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 2024

Beach Camp
Sunday-Wednesday, July 7-10, 2024

Sweat Week 
Sunday-Friday, July 14-19, 2024

Fall Kickoff 
Sunday, August 11, 2024

Youth Ministry Team

Jackson Smith

Youth Ministry Coordinator

Lindsey Middleton

Director of Discipleship

Molly Baldwin

Data Administrator & Membership

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