Student Ministries

Our Student Ministries is a place where students in grades 7-12 can come to learn about the Christian faith, develop and strengthen that faith, learn how to become loving, learning, and active followers of Jesus, hang out, and have fun. We (Pastor Paul & the Student Ministry Leadership Team) strive to provide a solid Biblical foundation upon which our students can grow into devoted men and women of God.

 
Calling all 7-12th graders to join the fun!
 
Trampolines, air dodgeball, foam pits, basketball slam and more. . .
 
Saturday, February 15th
Depart DUMC @12:45pm
Return to DUMC @4pm
 

High School Winter Retreat

Deadline to sign up – February 16th

 
 

Register for Mission Trip 2020 by February 9!

 
 

Overview

We have an exciting and growing student ministry program with many arms that contain something for everyone. Our goal in everything we do – be it our Sunday morning worship service (Fusion), our Sunday evening youth group gathering (Elevation), our summer mission trips, our fall and winter retreats, our Confirmation program, and the other things in which we participate throughout the year – is to lead our students, and anyone who walks through our doors into a deeper relationship with Jesus.

 

Leadership/Contact

 
Paul Georgulis,
Pastor of Student Ministries
215-348-5224
 
 

Fusion

Youth Worship Service

Fusion meets on Sundays, 9:45 am in the Worship & Youth Center and is for all students in
grades 7-12. 
 
Fusion is our Sunday morning student ministries worship service. We begin with a time of fellowship where students can connect with one another over a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. After this, we go into a time of student-led worship followed by a challenging message from Pastor Paul or Pastor Anthony.
 
Come see what a live, student-led worship band, free coffee and donuts, and lively discussion can do to help you get out of bed on Sunday mornings.
 

Fusion Worship Team

Fusion Worship is our student worship ministry. Many of our students are involved, but we are always looking for more to lead worship during Fusion. If you would like to be a part of this exciting worship ministry, please contact Pastor Paul.
 

Elevation

Youth Group

Elevation meets on Sundays from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Worship & Youth Center and is for all students in grades 7-12.

Elevation is our weekly youth group gathering. On any given Sunday, we meet to hear what God has to say to us, wrestle through issues of life and faith, play games, hang out, eat food, watch our always hilarious Stupid Video of the Week, and build friendships with peers and our amazing adult leadership team.

Retreats

Each year, our students go on multiple retreats, two of which are winter retreats. Our middle school students have their winter retreat at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA. Our high school students have their winter retreat at Lake Champion in Glen Spey, NY. This year, we are considering adding a retreat for our Confirmation students.
 

Mission Trips

Our students go on a mission trip each summer. The purpose of these trips is to share God’s love through our words and actions and to make a difference in peoples’ lives. On these trips, our students have the opportunity to work at a variety of service sites, some of which are: visiting nursing homes, working in soup kitchens and clothing ministries, running sports camps, doing yard work and landscaping for senior citizens, painting fences, building walls, roofing, building sheds, building staircases, building wheelchair ramps, etc. The summer mission trip is for students who will be entering 7th grade after the trip is completed (i.e., the trip takes place in the summer between their 6th and 7th grade years) all the way through to those who will be going into their first year of college after the trip is completed (i.e., they may go on the trip the summer after they have graduated from High School).

If you have never before been on a mission trip, you are missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. You will walk away from it changed and ready to make a difference in your own community.

Consider making a difference in peoples’ lives and join us on our 2020 mission trip to Philadelphia, PA on June 28-July 3.

CLICK FOR MISSION TRIP 2020 INFO

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is a weekly class for teenagers who are interested in exploring their faith, preparing themselves to make a profession of faith, and learning more about being an active member of the church. Confirmation students will attend classes from late January to early May.
 

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved with our student ministries, or if you have any questions pertaining to any of our programming, feel free to email or call Pastor Paul with your questions, or to set up an in-person meeting.
 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for adult volunteers to help out with our student ministries.
Some specific roles we need throughout the year are as follows:
Elevation leader
Elevation helper
Small group leader
Retreat leader/chaperone
Mission trip leader/chaperone

Drivers for various events (e.g., Road Rally, trampoline park trip, retreats, mission trip)

 
If you would like to be involved in some aspect, or if you have any questions pertaining to any of the above-mentioned positions, feel free to contact Pastor Paul.
 

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