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.

November 19 - Friendsgiving Dinner | 6-7:30 PM | 7th and 8th Grade
November 22 - College Chili Lunch | 11 AM-1 PM | College
December 3 - Hayride | 6-9 PM | All Youth
December 8-10 - Guys E-Rock Camping trip | 7th-12th Grade Guys 
December 10 - Westside Homeless Prevention Christmas Party | 3-5 PM | All Youth
December 19 - Live Nativity | 6, 6:30 and 7 PM | All Youth
December 17 - Christmas Brunch and Youth Worship | 9:30-10:30 AM | All Youth
December 17 - College Christmas Open House | 3-5 PM | College
January 3-6 - College Mission Trip (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

Permission Slips and Online Registrations

Guys E-Rock Camping Trip | December 8-10
You must fill out the permission slip and the health form

REGISTER ONLINE
Download and fill out Permission Slip
Health Form

Guys E-Rock Camping Trip | December 8-10
You must fill out the permission slip and the health form

REGISTER ONLINE
Download and fill out Permission Slip
Health Form

High School Church League Basketball

Get forms and more info here

College Mission Trip | January 3-6

REGISTER ONLINE

 


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

Kory Snyder
Youth Ministries Assistant 
KorySnyder@mdumc.org