Sometimes it takes a party to reach out to our neighbors.

Middle + High School Students 

We believe in discipleship that is developed to last far beyond graduation. The ministry has a system developed that cultivates students who reach out to their neighbors and connect them with Jesus. We use inspiring worship environments, strategic relationships in small groups, transformational retreat opportunities and consistent places to serve. Through their middle school years we seek to affirm their identity in Christ through ownership over their own faith and to value a faith community. During their high school years we hope to mobilize their potential to keep pursuing authentic faith and to discover their personal mission.

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An environment designed to be a contextualized worship service for 6th-12th graders where they connect with each other, connect with God and our leaders. This environment is designed to help students get connected and plugged into our long-term discipleship process.

Student Ministries

  • 930 Breakfast Club Sunday Mornings | 9:30-10:30A

    Breakfast Club is a time where middle school and high school Students come together to not only eat but also be led through an in-depth time of discussion about the Bible and its relevance in their lives. The class is held in Room 304. The class begins with an adult teacher who introduces the topic and then provides discussion topics led by a high school student leader at each breakfast table.

  • 608 Sunday Evenings | 5:00-7:30P

    608 is our worship service for middle and high School students! The doors will open at 5:00pm for a snack supper and hangout time. Worship kicks off right at 6:08! There will be crazy games, videos, awesome worship and Biblical messages. After the message time, middle school students will breakout into their D-Groups and high school students will remain for an extended worship time.

Small Groups

Discipleship Groups | 6-8th Graders

6th-8th grade students separated by gender and grade. Designed to give the student a foundational understanding of what a small group is. They exist to affirm the spiritual decisions of the student and create strategic relationships that invite community within the group.

Life Groups | 9-12th Graders

9th-12th grade students separated by gender and other categories like grade level and life interests. It is Student Ministry’s goal to use Life Groups as a method of mobilizing young adults into an authentic faith and in discovering their personal mission.


An environment for 7th grade students and their parents that results in the students taking ownership and responsibility for their faith journey.

Student Events

For Parents

Students need two important nouns so they can anchor their lives to something solid. They need a person and they need a place (Joiner, 2014). Small groups are our way of providing a consistent gathering of a few for the purpose of growing in their relationship with God and each other. Our small group leaders are the ones who choose to invest in a few to encourage authentic faith. We shape student’s faith by connecting them to an adult who will be present in their life. Early on, we realized that the true span of care for 1 adult is 5 students and this made the need for small groups and dedicated small group leaders even more important. Small group leaders are the key to our process of long-term discipleship.

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There are some great ways to keep up with what is happening in Student Ministry. Follow us on Facebook at PTCUMC Student Ministry and Twitter PTCUMC Youth. Stay connected with updates sent to your phone—Parents text “608parents” to 86677; Students text “608” to 86677. Make sure we have your email for reminders & info on special events.

We think there is something holy about sharing a meal together-Jesus set this example by frequently eating with sinners and even in his last moments were spent around the table with his disciples. Therefore, we are offering Snack Supper at 5:30pm right before 608 each Sunday. This gives students a chance to share food and time together before we worship. To keep things simple everything on the menu will cost a dollar.

We love this question! If you are interested in volunteering with our Student Ministry, please contact Heather Allen or Miles Barnes and we will be excited to pass along the information and setup a time to talk!

Confirmation is a study designed for students and their parents. Confirmation is a rite of the church, symbolizing your child’s personal decision to become a follower of Jesus by intent. As a confirmed follower of Jesus, she/he assumes personal responsibility for her/his faith, which includes becoming a full member of the community of faith. The class begins in January and ends in May each year. There is also a parent class taught by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Steve Dodson.

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