Student Ministry

Student Ministry

Taking your faith in Christ to the next level.

When it comes down to it, student ministry is about ownership – it’s about taking that next step in one’s faith journey. As the primary faith influence, parents play a vital role in this process. Our job is to come alongside parents and partner with them in impacting a student’s life. We provide environments where students encounter Christ holistically in order to respond more clearly to His leading.

While our programs play an integral part, relationships are what matter most. Authentic faith occurs when every teenager has a place to belong and people who believe in what Christ can do in them. Hence, leading small becomes the foundation for leading big for the kingdom of God.

Student Ministry Leaders

Moose Mosteller,

Tiffany Peters,
Assistant Director

This Week

MidWeek is each Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 PM for all students in 6th-12th grade. Join us for dinner, games, small groups, and worship. Meet in the Youth Suite (F329).

RENEW is each Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 AM in the Youth Suite (F329). Join us for donuts and discipleship!

Youth Christmas Party for all 6th-12th graders from 3:00-5:00 PM at Higher Ground. The theme this year is “Christmas Movies!” See full details about dressing up and sock gift exchange below.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 11: Youth Christmas Party from 3-5 PM at Higher Ground. The theme this year is “Christmas Movies!” We have prizes for best dressed as a Christmas Movie character. We will have cookies, hot cocoa, games, more games, a couple more games, prizes, and a gift exchange. Each student will be asked to bring a fun pair of socks (something you would love to get as a gift) wrapped up as your gift for the gift exchange.

Sunday, December 18: Live Nativity is from 5-7 PM in the front parking lot of McEachern UMC. Please join us for this special event. Youth are playing roles in the nativity and if your student would like to participate, please contact Stacie Barrow.

Friday, December 23: Campfire Christmas at 6:30 PM at the fire pit outside of Higher Ground. This is a family oriented Christmas Eve-Eve service for the whole family. Join us for marshmallows and experience the Christmas story in a new way.

2023 Events

Saturday-Monday, January 14-16, 2023: High School Rest & Vision Retreat is open to all 9th-12th grade students. This retreat is with the North Georgia UMC Conference at Camp Sumatanga in Gallant, AL. The theme for this retreat is Rest and Vision and will be held over the MLK Jr Holiday weekend. Cost of the retreat is $130. Register for this retreat here: Deadline to sign-up is January 2, 2023.

June 11-16: High School Mission Trip to Nashville, TN. We are partnering with YouthWorks to reach out to those in need in Nashville. We will sleep in a local church and go out each day to serve in the local communities doing work projects and service projects. This trip is open to all 9th-12th grade students (based on current school year 2022-2023). Cost of the trip is $425. Register for this mission trip here: Deadline to sign-up is March 3, 2023.

June 21-25: Middle School Mission Trip with River of Life (Dallas, Ga). We will be working alongside local churches to reach out to those in need. We will have daily service projects and work projects throughout our local community. Dallas First UMC is hosting this event. The cost of this trip is $150. Register for this mission trip here: Deadline to sign-up is March 3, 2023.

July 7-10: High School and Middle School Beach Camp to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat (right outside Panama City Beach, FL). This camp is open to all 2022-2023 current school year 6th-12th grade students. This is a collaboration effort with the North Georgia Conference. Cost of this camp is $325. Register for camp here: Deadline to sign-up is February 5, 2023. We will open late registration after Feb 5 with a $50 increase in price if spots are still available.

20222-2023 Student Ministry Calendar

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Student Ministry Core Values


We provide life changing experiences that develop and strengthen relationships with Jesus Christ. 

Romans 12:2


We provide a culture that nurtures students to be Christ-like in their caring for others.

Ephesians 4:32


We provide an open and safe environment for all students that is inviting and hospitable.

Hebrews 13:2

Biblically Based

We provide relevant teaching grounded in the Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:16