Our Youth Ministry is dedicated to three simple things: Meaningful relational investment in the lives of students and parents, honest and authentic Bible teaching, and missional service of our local, national, and international neighbors.

Our passion is deeper than youth ministry...it’s family ministry. We offer countless opportunities for our students - from retreats, service projects, and Bible studies to fellowship, mission trips, and The Refuge.  In all that we do, we provide students and their families with a friendly, honest, and loving church environment.

Our aim is to help students continually cultivate a desire to discover and develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. We value our standing in the community and our role in the lives of students and do not take our responsibility lightly. Our staff is committed to helping families experience the transformational love of God through prayer, relationships, and action.

Upcoming Youth Events

For questions on 7.8 events please email Lynell. For questions on High School or College events please email Carrie.

August 19 - Promotion Sunday-Sunday School | All Students | 9:30-10:30 AM 
August 19 - Slip 'n Slide Kickball | 7th and 8th Graders | 6-7:30 PM | $3 | Soccer Field
August 19 - MYF | High School | 6:30-8 PM | Youth Lounge
August 21 - First Fat Tuesday | All Students | 5:30-7 PM | $5 | The Refuge
September 22-23 - 7.8 Spiritual Life Retreat | 7th and 8th Graders | $115 | REGISTER HERE
September 29 - PUMPKINS Arrive | All Students | 10 AM | Pumpkin Patch
October 27-28 - High School Spiritual Life Retreat | High School | $95 | REGISTER HERE

Permission Slips and Online Registrations

7.8 Spiritual Life Retreat - September 22-23

REGISTER ONLINE
Download and print form here

Spiritual Life Retreat - October 27-28

REGISTER HERE

Youth Newsletters

Click the links below to sign up for our different newsletters:

7.8 News
High School News

Steve Speaks - a weekly devotional sent out by Steve Cragg


Meet Our Staff

Mark Bogart
Director of Youth Ministries
MarkBogart@mdumc.org

Steve Cragg
Director of The Refuge
SteveCragg@mdumc.org

Karen Crawford
Office Manager
KarenCrawford@mdumc.org

Kim Kennedy
Director of Sports and Recreation
KimKennedy@mdumc.org

Lynell Kennedy
7.8 Ministry Coordinator
LynellKennedy@mdumc.org

Carrie Neal
High School Ministry Coordinator
CarrieNeal@mdumc.org

Olivia Palacio
7.8 Ministries Assistant 
OliviaPalacio@mdumc.org

Wes Settegast
High School Ministry Assistant
WesSettegast@mdumc.org

Kory Snyder
Youth Ministries Assistant 
KorySnyder@mdumc.org