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
 
Open Court Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30pm
 
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
 

Strike & Spare Hangout

  • September 25th from 12-4pm
  • Student Cost is $5 – Adult Leader cost is Free
  • You can sign up using the attached form or at the link: here

Fall Retreat Sign Up 

  • November 12 -14 at Beersheba Springs
  • Student Cost is $100 – Adult Leader cost is Free
  • Sign up deadline is Sunday, October 24th
  • Student cost is discounted to $50 for early signup until next Sun, Aug 15th
  • Student cost is discounted to $75 for early signup until Sun, Sep. 26th
  • Students will be asked to leave electronics at home for this event
  • You can sign up using the attached form or at the link: here

Resurrection Sign Up 

  • January 21-23 in Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Student Cost is $100 – Adult Leader cost is Free
  • Sign up deadline is Sunday, January 2nd
  • Student cost is discounted to $75 for early signup until Sun, Oct 31st!
  • You can sign up using the attached form or at the link: here

Small Groups Sign Up 

  • Small groups will be our core discipleship program in the Fall
  • These groups will be grade and gender specific
  • They will be led by two trained adult leaders
  • Small groups will meet once a week for one hour
  • You can sign up your student for small groups using the attached form or the link: here

Confirmation Sign Up 

  • Confirmation classes begin Sunday, August 22nd
  • Confirmation class will be led by Keri Revett and Tiffany Striepling
  • This class will meet weekly on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:30am
  • This class will run through the school year until Easter of 2022
  • You can sign up using the attached form or a the link: here

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!!