Our Mission:

Ignite Active Christian Faith in the lives of young people in our community. 

Every Week:

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We offer two great Sunday School classes for youth. Grades 7th – 9th meet in Room M9. Grades 9th – 12th meet in the Youth Room. Exciting curriculum has been specially planned and prepared for this year!


youth-group-web-square-1Weekly Youth Group

Sunday Nights 5:30-7:30 – (Prayer Starts at 7:00 in the Chapel) – Includes a light supper, games, and wrapped up with a prayer service led by the youth and Pastor Forrest


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The 4 things we guarantee when you participate in Youth Ministry events and service opportunities:

  1. Food: We eat together every Sunday morning (doughnuts and brownies), Thursday afternoon (froyo and coffee), and Sunday night (a tasty snack supper at Youth Group).

  2. Fun: We do stuff that matters but it always seems to include a game or something that makes you think, or laugh, or sweat, or go “WOAH!”

  3. Friendship: So much of spiritual growth or exploring religion is just about making friends that you can be yourself with. We try to make that a part of everything we do.

  4. Faith: Every time we get together we pray, but unlike most Youth opportunities, we even have a 30 minute youth-led prayer service as the end of our Sunday Nights together. It’s meditative, lovely, interesting, and also usually funny.

 Testimonials:

 “I do youth ministry at St. Stephen’s because I have good friends here that help me in my walk with Christ. I love being with them; and I love being in the band. It really helps me express my love for music. Finally, I come for the people, kids and adults, because they always make me feel comfortable with expressing my opinion and feelings.” 
 -Grace, 11th grade

Summer Mission Trips

Our Summer Mission Trips are a must-experience kind of thing. Middle Schoolers go to the Jeremiah Project and High School students go to ASP. Our teams had a great summer, but check with the office about getting on the 2018 Summer Mission Trip list.

Youth Forms

The Youth Ministry participation form is linked below as a PDF file.

Student Registration Card
Parent Card


Connect with Youth Ministry Online

facebook Connect with the Youth on Facebook: SSUMC Youth Facebook Group

twitter Connect with the Youth on Twitter: @ssumc_youth

Connect with the Youth on Instagram: @saintstephensyouth