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Topic: Young people in The United Methodist Church

Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Young adults gather at the University of Nevada Las Vegas sharing moments of faith sharing, worship, dance and communion.

 

Ministries with young people, a vital part of The United Methodist Church, are found in local congregations throughout the church. These articles highlight these important ministries.

"We aim to empower young people as world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ, to nurture their faith development, and to equip young leaders." - Young People's Ministries

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There are many ways to get closer to God at camp. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Church camp changed my life: United Methodists look back

As kids, the hikes, outdoor worship, and canoeing were fun but they were also deepening spiritual connections and changing lives, shaping leaders. Read More

Unaccompanied minor migrants enjoy United Methodist Camp Colby in California. They point out their hometowns  on a large wall map. Photo courtesy of California-Pacific Conference.

Camp offers migrant youth fun, friendship

United Methodists in California host a summer camp for unaccompanied migrants. Their goal is to ‘show them welcome and shine God’s love on them.’ Read More

Unity, history, and more can be brought to life in a day trip. Photo by Austin Bond, Belin Memorial United Methodist Church.

Ministry on wheels: United Methodist youth field trips

Because “long-term spiritual growth is often jump-started away from our church building,” leaders take students on short trips for new experiences. Read More

Mexican American students participate in the first-ever United Methodist Mexican American Civil Rights Tour in March, 2018. Video image  by Francisco Litardo, for United Methodist Communications.

Mexican-American Teens Take Civil Rights Tour

Visiting sites where social justice protests happened and hearing the stories of Chicano activists give teens a living history lesson. View

Chef Lucy Chelton demonstrates recipes with Girl Scout cookies. Chelton also cooks for her church in Lansdale, PA. Photo courtesy of Lucy Chelton.

Young Food Network Star Cooks for Church

Chef Lucy Chelton was a winner on “Chopped Junior” and gladly shares her gifts in the kitchen. “It makes me feel like I’m showing God’s love." View