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Connecting young people and their adult leaders to God, the church, and the world
Young People’s Ministries was created to connect young people and those in ministries with young people to each other, to the church, and to God. We are part of Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church.
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"Leaders lead people. Visions lead leaders. As we were taught the importance of having specific visions for our own contexts as church leaders, we are reminded of what our contexts need, be it as students or young professionals."

Young people have a way of seeing endless possibilities and needs in their communities. Funds like these have global impacts in health, spiritual formation, and outreach.

Grants for Ministries With Young People

We pro­vide fund­ing for min­istries with young peo­ple through the Grants for Min­istries with Young Peo­ple for cre­ative, inno­v­a­tive approach­es to min­istries for, with, and by young peo­ple. The pur­pose of these grants is to fund dynam­ic, cre­ative min­istries with young people.
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Today’s disciples need to find those who are vulnerable, voiceless, poor, and despised and immerse themselves in service. – Everyday Disciples

Camp Highroad

Camp High­road is a year round retreat facil­i­ty offer­ing lodges, cab­ins and camp­ing sites to many church­es, Girls and Boys scouts and schools. In the sum­mer we run our own sum­mer camp and also offer…
  • Food Provided
  • All Ages / Intergenerational
  • Middleburg, Virginia
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Resources for Responding to COVID-19 Outbreak


Why Socially Distanced Small Groups Don't Work (and How to Fix It)

Your small groups might not work in a social­ly dis­tanced set­ting, and they will def­i­nite­ly be affect­ed. All of that is because of a new word I am going to add to your vocab­u­lary: Prox­emics. Prox­emics is an area of com­mu­ni­ca­tion study that looks at the rela­tion­ship between dis­tance and…

Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries and Online Youth Ministry

Your com­mu­ni­ty has gone into a full shel­ter-in-place sea­son and you have shift­ed your min­istry online. You have been doing a hero­ic job of learn­ing that Zoom exist­ed, using it for the first time, learn­ing that zoom bomb­ing was a thing and tight­en­ing up those same zoom meet­ings. All of…


13 Questions to Consider before Restarting Youth Ministry Post-Quarantine

I bet no youth work­er includ­ed PPE in their 2020 bud­get, but it might be part of the require­ment as you move for­ward. There are plen­ty of views about when and how to open up our states, cities, and yes, even our church­es. Regard­less of when it hap­pens, there will…