Youth & Young Adults

We believe in creating a safe, welcoming environment where young people can grow in their faith, create lasting relationships, and discover ways they can transform the world.
 

MINISTRIES & RESOURCES

Click the images below to learn more about various areas of ministry with youth and young adults:

 Get plugged in with the Youth Ministry Network! We meet monthly on Zoom to share ideas and have an annual retreat in the fall to share ideas and resources while taking some time for spiritual renewal and soul care. We are hoping to create quarterly regional gatherings - message Shannon if you'd be interested in hosting a gathering at your church. Click here to find out how to get plugged in to the Youth Ministry Network! 


EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Youth 2023 is a quadrennial youth event for United Methodist youth all over the country. 
Check out more info here.

IGNITEUS

IgniteUS is a middle school retreat for youth grades 6 through 8, planned and hosted by CCYM.

Go to wnccumc.org/igniteus to learn more.

Questions? Email youthministry@wnccumc.org

ADVENTURES IN MINISTRY (AIM)

AIM is a school year long process of discernment for young people who are exploring God's calling on their lives.

Go to adventuresinministry.org to learn more.

Questions? Email Rev. Annallee Allen, Associate Director of Ministerial Services, at aallen@wnccumc.org.

 EXPLORE 

The Explore Summer Internship exists to help young adults (18-25 years old) discern their call to vocational ministry by providing an environment for exploring their gifts and giving the intern opportunities to explore particular aspects of ministry and/or program development in a safe and encouraging environment.

Click here to learn more.

Questions? Email Rev. Annallee Allen, Associate Director of Ministerial Services, at aallen@wnccumc.org.

STAFF CONTACTS:

Rev. Shannon LeMaster-Smith, Youth Ministry Strategist

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