Youth Ministry

Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.”
1 Timothy 4:12

Last updated: May 17, 2021

The youth of our community are very important to Blackman United Methodist Church. We have a full time youth minister and an amazing group of volunteers that lead our youth group.  Our goal is to partner with parents in walking alongside your student as they become a disciple of Jesus and a disciple maker for the kingdom.  We are committed to offering safe environments for your students to connect in Christian community and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.   Our current student opportunities are:

Sunday Mornings in person:   9:45-10:30am

Sunday Night Youth in person:    5:00-7pm
 
Tuesday Summer Hangouts:  6-8pm (Starting Tuesday, June 1st – see calendar below for full summer schedule)
 
Subscribe to our weekly student newsletter HERE
 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our youth minister, James Richards at youth@blackmanumc.com
 

For High School Mission: This summer, our high school students will be partnering with Lakewood United Methodist Church of Houston on a mission trip to DeRidder, Louisiana from June 20-27.   We will be serving at UM ARMY to repair homes for those in need and staying at DeRidder FUMC.  
Students must have just completed 9th-12th grade to be eligible for this trip.  The cost for the trip is $199.  Scholarships are available so money is never a reason not to go!  Students must have a completed parent consent form on file to attend this trip. Please contact James Richards for information on scholarships and family discounts available.

Link to register for HS Mission: https://www.umarmy.net/Registration/Indv/3754/

For middle school mission: Middle School Mission (SIGN UP HERE) will be partnering with local organizations and ministries here in Middle Tennessee from July 12-15.  This will not be an overnight mission, students will meet at the church each morning and return home each evening.  On July 15th we will conclude our middle school mission with a day at Nashville Shores Waterpark!  Students who just completed 6th-8th grade are eligible as attendees and students who just completed 9th-12th grade are invited to serve as leaders.  The student cost (6th-12th grade) is $60 and adult leaders can join us for free!  Scholarships are available so money is never a reason not to go!  Please contact James Richards for information on scholarships and family discounts available.

Link to make online payment for summer missions: https://www.eservicepayments.com/cgi-bin/Vanco_ver3.vps?appver3=Fi1giPL8kwX_Oe1AO50jRjRh6Oqw8MvMqHOZMdAvDqVUURu6t8jlt9eqL6q2Eewtk0PpduXvnt8gXUeZjQYbnyeyx1eTaaA-4S__HREK3WU=

Parent Consent Form
For all of our youth events, we do require for students to have an updated parent consent form on file. This includes our media release, permission, medical release and communications. Click HERE to print out our parent consent form that will be used through October 2021.

For all offsite events we also ask that you please provide a copy of insurance for your child in case of emergencies. A photo or scanned copy can be sent to youth@blackmanumc.com. Thanks!!