Holy Relationships

Helping youth develop Christ-Centered Relationships

St Paul Youth Ministry is designed to meet the fellowship and spiritual needs of youth in grades 6th –12th, through worship, study, missions and recreation. Our goal is to help young people take ownership of their faith and grow in the Family of God. Our Youth Group is more than just a ministry of the church, rather they are vital members of our Church Family, without whom we would be incomplete in our mission and service to God.


Upcoming Youth Events

 Read our latest Newsletter to stay informed on upcoming events!

 6/14/21 Edition: https://mailchi.mp/2559d0186634/spyg-parent-newsletter-614

 6/7/21 Edition: https://mailchi.mp/83499c34defc/spyg-parent-newsletter-67


 Youth Programming


Our Sunday school programming is called Kickstart, and it meets every Sunday AM from 9:30 to 10:20 in the Youth Lounge. This program is guided by Bible-based curriculum, where we study different parts of the Bible through games, videos, discussion, and more!

Our current series is called “Proverbs: Rules for Wise Living”, and we’re looking at different verses from the book of Proverbs to discuss what they teach us about making good choices and being wiser individuals. Come join us Sunday mornings to study the Word!


Youth Fellowship

SPYG at the Movies!

For Youth Fellowship this spring, we’ll be setting up a homemade movie theater and watching clips from a famous movie. Each week we’ll watch about 20 min of the movie, and then use that clip to launch our discussion time, where we’ll talk about what this clip teaches us about God, relationships, ourselves, and more!

Just like our last series, Fireside Chats, this series is perfect for a season of social distancing and mask wearing. We’ll still play games together at the start of Fellowship, some of which will be outside because of the warming weather, but when we come inside for the movie and discussion, we will continue to enforce COVID-safe policies this spring.

I hope your students will join us this Spring for Youth Fellowship, Sunday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 PM!


Midweek Meetups

The return of the school year means the return of Midweek Meetups! These gatherings are a time for us to enjoy each other’s company (usually over a meal or snack) and talk about our weeks, the highs and the lows.

Become a subscriber to the youth weekly newsletter by emailing youth@stpaul-lakeland.org to stay up to date on when and where the upcoming Meetups will occur!

If your student needs a ride to or from these events, let me know and we can figure something out! I don’t want transportation to keep anyone from participating.


Extra Events

As of now, the main event to keep on your mind is our mission trip to Mountain TOP on July 18-24. Register your youth today!

Keep reading the newsletter to stay informed on additional youth activities.


Metro & Conference Youth Involvement

We connect with other Youth Groups from the United Methodist Memphis Conference and from our Metro District throughout the year. By attending retreats and gathering designed to help our young people recognize that they are part of a larger body of believer both within the United Methodist Church and with the Beloved Community of Believers around the world. 


We connect with the Memphis Conference Youth through attending the

Fall Conference Spiritual Retreat at Lakeshore UMA and participating in other local events.


To download Youth Forms and other Links please click

Youth Forms and Links