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 (August - May)

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


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 August – May.

Devotions and Donuts | 9am – 10am

Who: Middle & High School
Where: Room E-112

7am – 7:45am

Who: Middle School Students
Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff

7am – 7:45am

Who: 11th – 12th Grade
Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff

7am – 7:45am

Who: 9th-10th Grade
Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff

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
  • Vacation Bible School – Summer
  • Senior Class Guatemala Mission Trip – Summer 2024

Release Forms

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

Student Retreats

Retreats offer students an opportunity for students to grow deeper in faith and community. During the 2023-2024 school year, the following retreats are planned:

More Information Coming Soon

Want More Info on Advent Student Ministry?

To learn more, contact the Student Ministry department.


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.

For more information, please contact the church office.

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 Kyle Brazell for more information!

Safe Sanctuary

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


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.