Students

Welcome to Student Ministry at Advent UMC!





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

To learn more about student ministries and various ministry opportunities we offer, please check out the About Us section below. 

Fall Events and Student Ministry News

 
To register your student for the 2017-2018 Advent Student Ministry year, please click here.
To see more upcoming events, check out Student Ministry events on our Events Calendar.

Collision Retreat Registration Now Closed

Click on the Calendar above to view the 2017 Elevate Schedule!

Join Advent Student Ministry LifeGroups! Click on the image above to view our brochure and to learn more!


Advent United Methodist Church’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Student Ministry at Advent embraces this mission and believes that students are not only the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today. During this time, students are on a journey from childhood to young adulthood. Our desire at Advent is to be partners on the journey for 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.

CORE SCRIPTURE

“Do not conform any long to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is- his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

Our weekly gathering for students in 7th-12th grade is called elevate and meets Sunday nights from 5:45pm until 8:00pm. At elevate we hope to provide students a place to connect in community, engage in worship and have fun!

ELEVATE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • 5:45pm snack supper
  • 6:10pm elevate worship
  • 7:00pm elevate age-level breakout groups/community building
  • 7:40pm elevate prayer/benediction

LIFEGROUPS

LifeGroups, including - Sunday School, LifeGroup meetings throughout the week, and Elevate - provide students an opportunity to connect in smaller communities to dig deeper into God's word and grow both as an individual and as a community.

MUSIC MINISTRY - CRESCENDO

Crescendo Youth Choir is open to 6-12th graders and meets weekly following Elevate on Sundays at 7:45 pm in Room E119 of the Education Building.

Retreats offer students an opportunity to grow deeper in faith and community.

During the 2017-2018 school year the following retreats are planned:
  • Collision: October 27-29 For High School
  • Revolution UMC Youth Retreat: January 26-28 For Middle School
student-leadership

A vital part of growing faith is servanthood.

At Advent, it is our hope to provide students a variety of opportunities to "Transform the World." For the 2016-2017 school year these opportunities include:
  • College Care Packages
  • Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event- November
  • SantaHatchie – December
  • SOUPer Bowl Offering – February
  • March Mission Madness – March
  • Salkehatchie Summer Service – June & July
  • Helping Hands- Ongoing
  • Middle School Mission – Summer
  • Vacation Bible School - Summer
  • Class of 2018 Guatemala Mission Trip –Summer
Our Student Ministry staff is available to answer any questions you may have regarding Student Ministry at Advent UMC. Please feel free to send them an email by clicking on their name below or contact them at the church office at (864) 288-8217.

 Leigh Randall

Director of Student Ministries



Chad Turner

Director of Contemporary Worship