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!


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


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: All Middle School Students

Where: Chick-fil-A on Woodruff Road

WEDNESDAYS 7am – 7:47am

Who: 11th – 12th 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 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 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!

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.


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.


We’re Saving a Seat for You this Christmas!

December 23rd
Advent Scuffletown Christmas Under the Stars
6:00 pm – Rudolph Gordon School Football Field
Please bring your own blankets/chairs.

December 24th
1:00 pm – Advent Kids Christmas: Birthday Party for Jesus
Christian Life Center
3:00 pm – Traditional Candlelight Communion
5:00 pm – Contemporary Candlelight Communion
9:00 pm – Traditional Candlelight Communion
*The 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 9:00 pm services will be livestreamed on our website.

To learn more about our Christmas Worship Services, please use the link below!

Learn More about Christmas at Advent