Advent Students Fall Events

Advent Students has some exciting events planned for the fall! Use the link to see a full list of events, learn more, and register!

ADVENT STUDENTS

Sharing The Journey

Advent United Methodist Church’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Advent Students embraces this mission and believes that students are not only the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today.

Advent offers students the chance to connect with each other and God through programs designed specifically for them — Sunday Night Student worship, worship music ministry, LifeGroups, missions, and retreats. Advent also offers Boy Scouts.

Advent Student Worship

Ministry for 6th-12th grade students

Sunday Nights from 5:45 - 7:45 pm in The Zone of the Education Building

During their youth, students are on a journey from childhood to young adulthood. Our desire at Advent is to be partners on the journey with students and their parents. We strive to create opportunities to allow students to know and claim:

  • I am created to pursue an authentic relationship with my creator.
  • I belong to Jesus Christ and define who I am by what he says.
  • I exist every day to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world.

Our Advent Student Worship on Sunday nights provides students a place to connect in community, engage in worship, grow in faith and have fun!

The Night Includes:

  • Group Dinner
  • Games
  • Worship through Music
  • Studying God’s Word
  • LifeGroup time

STUDENT LIFEGROUPS

LifeGroups provide students with an opportunity to develop deeper relationships, to dig into God’s word, and to grow as both individuals and as a community. Advent offers weekday Student LifeGroups from September – May.

TUESDAYS 7am – 7:47am

Who: 11th-12th grade boys

Where: Bojangles on Woodruff Road

TUESDAYS 7am – 7:47am

Who: 11th-12th grade girls

Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff Road

WEDNESDAYS 7am – 7:47am

Who: 7th-8th grade students

Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff Road

THURSDAYS 7am – 7:47am

Who: 9th-10th graders

Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff Road

Student Missions

A vital part of growing faith is servanthood. At Advent it is our hope to provide students a variety of local, regional and international opportunities to transform the world.

Mission Opportunities

  • March Mission Madness – March
  • Salkehatchie Summer Service – June & July
  • Middle School Mission – Summer
  • Vacation Bible School – Summer
  • Senior Class Guatemala Mission Trip – Summer

Release Forms

Every student is required to have an updated liability form for every school year and media release form.

Retreats

Retreats offer students an opportunity to grow deeper in faith and community. During the 2021-2022 school year, the following retreats are planned:

Class of 2022 Retreat

Who: Class of 2022
When: October 17-18th

High School Retreat

Who: 9th – 12th Grade Students
When: November 5-7th

Want More Info on Advent Student Ministry?

To learn more, contact the Student Ministry department.

Confirmation

Confirmation is a season of teaching and spiritual preparation for students who desire to take on the baptismal vows that parents or guardians made on their behalf at their baptism as a child or infant.  It is not a final destination, but more of a way station—a place where the students renew their commitment to the Christian journey they have been traveling under the care of others.

During the year, Confirmands will commit to the study and exploration of the foundational truths of Christianity, and in the process, gain insight into their own faith and claim it for themselves. It culminates in a worship service where they can choose to publicly declare their own intention to live out the vows of the baptismal covenant.

Confirmation at Advent is transitioning from 6th grade to 8th grade. Therefore, the next confirmation year will be the 2022/2023 school year. However, we will be offering shorter confirmation programs for all age groups periodically before the fall of 2022. For more information, please contact our Director of Student Ministry, Nick Fergerson, at [email protected]

Worship Ministry

Do you love music? Let us know! Our worship ministry consists of student-lead worship teams to empower students in music and leadership. Advent Student Worship Teams serve on Sunday nights during Student Worship, which is held from 5:45 – 7:45 pm in the Christian Life Center.

ALL students are welcome to serve, regardless of experience! Advent Student Worship Teams are always in need of:

  • Vocalists
  • Drummers
  • Guitarists
  • Keyboardists
  • Bassists
  • Tech Team members

If you have a passion for music and worship, please contact Brian Arant, Director of Contemporary Music Ministry, at [email protected] for more information!

Boy Scouts

BSA Troop 776 has been helping boys learn the tenets of leadership for thirty years. The Troop started out with only a handful of boys and has grown into one of the most recognized and distinguished Boy Scout Troops in the Blue Ridge Council.

The Troop is patrol-based and boy-led, with adult leaders facilitating the program and providing guidance and advice. Many boys in the Golden Strip area have benefited from the positive scouting experience gained in Troop 776 which strives to teach the principals of scouting with the key focus being on the Scout Oath and Law.

We are very proud of the fact that over 70 Scouts have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. We expect that in the next 30 years there will be at least that many more! These achievements are a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our scouts, parent volunteers, and adult leaders.

Troop 776 is a very active troop that meets year-around on Tuesday nights from 7:00 until 8:30 in the Christian Life Center of Advent United Methodist Church. The second Tuesday of each month is the Patrol Leader’s Council (scout leadership) and Troop Committee (parent-leader) meetings.

In addition to the regular Troop meetings, the Troop participates in many activities including merit badges, service projects, rank advancements, fundraising opportunities, and monthly outings which include, but are certainly not limited to camping, caving, white water rafting, canoeing, hiking, snow skiing, an annual trip to a BSA summer camp, and more.

We welcome anyone who is considering joining Scouts to come and visit. Webelos are welcome to visit as a Den or individually. You do not have to let us know you are coming, just show up. If you are a Webelos Den Leader and are bringing your entire den, please let the Scoutmaster know via email so we can be prepared for your Scouts.

The troop web page is at www.bsatroop776.com.  The Scoutmaster’s email is [email protected].

Safe Sanctuary

We provide Safe Sanctuary training and do background checks on all those who are in ministry with our children. Please contact Nick Fergerson, Director of Student Ministry, for further information.

GET CONNECTED

What does Advent have for you and your students?

Advent is an inclusive community that has something for everyone, including your middle and high school students. Stay informed and get connected.

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