Youth (7th Grade through 12th Grade)
First Methodist Waco's Youth Ministry recognizes the importance of these pivotal years for our students. Middle school and high school years come with triumphs and challenges, and we want to be there for students and families at every turn. We pour Jesus into our students, provide a wholesome, safe environment, and provide strong, Christ-like mentors. Every staff and volunteer who works with you has been through our rigorous MinistrySafe process to safeguard your child's welfare. Don't try to parent a teenager alone. Youth belong here.
SNAP SHOT OF YOUTH WEEKLY SCHEDULE
INSIDE-OUT Sunday School Classes
Sundays: 9:30 & 10:50am
Saturdays: 6:30pm (Robinson Drive Campus)
All grades, 7-12, meet every Sunday morning / Saturday night for fellowship, games, bible lesson and small groups.
SUNDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY 6:30 - 8:00 PM
For 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring we will focus on one book of the Bible.
Spring Dates: Feb. 3 - May 5. Bible Study will not meet on March 13 due to Spring Break nor April 21 for Easter.
WEDNESDAYS: BRIDGE | JR. HIGH 5:30 PM | HIGH SCHOOL 6:30PM
Our Junior High (7th & 8th grade) and High School ministry (9th - 12th grade) meets every Wednesday for fun, worship, teaching, and small groups.
JR. HIGH SCHEDULE:
5:30 - Hangout Time - Youth Room
5:45 - Games / Announcements - Youth Room
6:00 - Worship / Teaching - Youth Room
6:40 - Small groups / snacks - FLC
8:00 - Pick up - FLC
HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE:
5:30 - Open Gym - FLC
6:30 - Snacks - FLC
6:45 - Games / Announcements - Youth Room
6:55 - Worship / Teaching - Youth Room
7:40 - Small Groups - Youth Room
8:00 - Pick up - FLC
8:15 - Optional "Linger Longer" for 11th & 12th grade - off site
"We talk about Jesus. We talk about our faith. We dive into the Word. We worship joyfully. We connect with other students and amazing leaders. We share our doubts and fears. We share our joys and praises. We serve in town and around the world. We have fun-lots of fun! Through loving God and loving others, together we share His joy and hope with everyone we know."
- Rev. Hayley House, lead youth pastor
GO SHINE (Mission Camp)
We find that serving others is an important part of letting our light SHINE. During the summer, we hit the road as a youth group to serve an area and town in need. During the day, we work, sweat, and share life with each other and those we are serving. During the evening, we have games and activities. To wrap up the day, we have worship and small groups. this summer, we will be traveling to Arkansas. the dates for the Mission Camp are June 2-7. Early bird price for the trip is $250.
SHINE (January In-House Youth Retreat)
Every January, we set aside a weekend for our in-house youth retreat. We have incredible bands, speakers, and leaders that pour into our students making for a memorable weekend. We can't do this weekend without the help of those who open their home to teenagers over the weekend. If you feel led to open your home, fill out this form! (link)