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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

Do you know of a special young person or program? Tell us about him or her by sending us an e-mail.


Thierry Muhindo, 17, a former street child, grooms a customer in Goma, Congo. Muhindo was taught to style hair by the Kivu Youth Peace Club. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Former street children in Congo find hope at peace club

United Methodist young people launched Kivu Youth Peace Club to help youth learn a trade and, more importantly, that others care. Read More

Skate Church at First United Methodist Tulsa draws teens for weekly Bible study and recreation.

Skate Church Welcomes Teens

An historic church found new energy when it added skate ramps and invited skateboarders to meet there. Now Bible study is mixed with kick flips and ollies. View

Members of the Heimermann Children's Choir perform at Pennington United Methodist Church.

How Choir Music Shapes Faith

Young people are finding their voices and their role as worship leaders through singing in the choir. View

Youth Share Thanksgiving Meals

"I was taught at this church that everybody is family." Young people prepare turkey dinners with a side of caring for elderly neighbors. View

Pacific Islanders in DC for a leadership conference sing on Sunday morning at Foundry United Methodist Church.

Pacific Islanders Spread Love Through Music

United Methodist young people with roots in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji came together for a unique worship experience in D.C. View