GET INVOLVED…..Our Unleashed Youth Ministry serves those in Middle School & High School and offers opportunities for our students to model Jesus in their acceptance, forgiveness, & service. The students in this group desire to be together in an atmosphere of fun & fellowship where God’s unconditional love is evident.
The Mission statement for our Unleashed ministry is to be a group of young people who are inspiring each other, regardless of age, to always be on their guard, to stand firmly in faith, to be men and women of courage and strength, and to do everything in love.
Unleashed Sundays and Weekly Bible study
The Genesis Youth meet together on Sunday evenings during the school year at 5:00 pm for Unleashed. We begin with a snack dinner together in God’s Light Cafe. Each week we address different topics and/or have unique events.
In addition to Sunday evenings, our students break into grade level groups at 10:10 am each Sunday morning for Bible study. During the spring semester we also offer a Confirmation class for those students in grades 8 and above who want to learn more about what it means to be a Methodist and are preparing to make a commitment to follow Christ.
We also offer other opportunities through out the year for study, missions and fellowship!
Student Retreats and Trips
Every year we schedule a High school retreat weekend, a Middle school overnight retreat and a trip to Pilgrimage (see below).
These are great opportunities to learn more about each other, have fun and develop our relationship with Jesus!
Each fall the youth group attends Pilgrimage which is a weekend event hosted by the North Carolina Conference.-
Watch the NCC Pilgrimage Website for information on when and how you can apply to participate in the house band and other opportunities to share during the weekend.
Registration for the trip begins in September!
Students Serving in Missions
Unleashed students have the opportunity to participate in mission in a variety of ways. Each month, at least one Sunday night is devoted to some mission – the USO, Feed the Pack, and Rise Against Hunger are some of the ones we have participated in. Students are encouraged to help with our church wide missions. Students age 16 and up may participate in the monthly Down East trip that helps with Habitat for Humanity homes on the third Saturday of every month. We also spend a week at camp in the summer providing mission support to a local agency in the area we are visiting. On Wednesdays during the school year, we have a group of students who tutor children in English and math at Kingswood Elementary school.
Genesis UMC has a Safe Sanctuaries policy in place to ensure the safety, protection and spiritual growth of all of our children & students as well as the adult volunteers who work with them.
How do I stay informed?
For details on our events, make sure you are receiving our weekly e-mails. If you would like to be added to our weekly email list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also if you are on facebook, ask to join the Genesis Unleashed facebook page to stay informed on activities. We also have an Instagram @GUMC Unleashed.
Do I need to fill anything out for my student to participate?
We update our forms each school year. Click on the link to access our yearly form: Unleashed Medical and Participation form
Want more information?
For more information about our Youth Ministry, you can contact our Director of Youth Ministries by clicking the button below:Contact Michele Hundley
12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. (ESV)