Our hope for our 6th-12th grade students is that they grow where they are loved, live into who they were created to be, and love everyone always.

For more information or details about the Student Ministry at St. Mark’s, please contact
Stacy Roberts, Director of Student Ministries

UPCOMING EVENTS

See our Upcoming Events page for current information on all events!

YOUTH GROUP
Our youth group meets most Sundays throughout the school year from 2–3:30 pm in the Basement. We play games, talk about Jesus and how much we are loved. We use the Orange curriculum and like to walk alongside our students’ parents to help enrich the faith journeys of the young people in our church.

SMALL GROUPS
We have small groups for Middle & High School Girls (weekly), Middle School Guys (weekly) & High School Guys (monthly) led by committed volunteers.

Our girl’s small group (G.I.F.T.) meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm then has fun events twice a month throughout the summer. Contact Laura Godwin (lagodwin14@gmail.com) or Sandy Wingen (sandy.wingen1961@gmail.com) to get involved!

Our young men’s small group (R.O.O.T.S.) meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm. Contact Rick Wingen (rick.wingen1963@gmail.com) to get involved!

RETREATS
Each fall, we attend a retreat for middle & high school students at Watermarks Camp in Scottsville, VA. The cost is $140 per student. In February, middle & high school students go to Eagle Eyrie for the Richmond District retreat. The cost for the District retreat is $135. Each retreat features a dynamic speaker who specializes in student ministry, a worship band, small groups and relationship-building.

MISSION TRIPS
In the Summer, we attend a weeklong mission trip focusing on ministry with the homeless, light home repairs and cleaning. In the past, we have gone to Nashville, Washington D.C., Boston & Philadelphia. These trips range in cost from $250-$700. We work throughout the year to fundraise support to help alleviate the cost.
2020 Mission Trip Application

WORSHIP
Our student worship team leads the church in a song 4 times a year and also leads worship for youth group on most Sundays. We plan and lead the church in worship, scripture, and teaching every year on St. Mark’s Youth Sunday. Opportunities to greet, usher, read scripture, lead in worship, preach, sing, and play instruments are available for our students, as well.

HELP OUR STUDENTS!  You can link your Kroger Plus card to rebate 5% of all your purchases to help fund the Student Ministry. Click here for more information!

RESOURCES 
Download a copy of our Safe Sanctuary Policy & Volunteer Agreement.
Download a copy of our St. Marks UMC General Release for Media.