Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Auburn UMC’s Youth Ministry exists to lift up Jesus. It is our mission to build a Christ-centered community that makes and equips disciples to impact their world. We offer a wide variety of activities including worship, biblical teaching, small groups, mission projects, and annual retreats.

Our Core Values | Colossians 3:1-3

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”

Auburn UMC Youth welcomes all students in rising grades 7-12. Everyone is always invited, regardless of where they worship on Sundays, and encouraged to bring a friend! The Youth Center is located in the Epworth Building at 137 South Gay Street in downtown Auburn.

Winter Retreat 2024

We can't wait for you to join us February 2-4, 2024
at Camp Grace in Roberta, Georgia!

Click below for more information about WR24:

Happening Now in Youth Ministry


Sunday Mornings: Youth Sunday School

Sunday School meets at 9:45 am. Join us in the Youth Room (C179) at 9:15 for snacks and hanging out, then a Bible lesson.


Sunday Evenings: The Bridge

Sundays, 5-7pm: The Bridge! Small groups at The Bridge offer ongoing opportunities for Bible study, connection and discipleship. Join us 5-7pm for a snack supper, a short message, small group discussions, plus a lot of fun and fellowship! Supper cost is $5.

We look forward to welcoming new and returning students to small groups, regardless of where they worship on Sunday mornings. Everyone is always welcome!

Let us know you’re coming to small groups by signing up HERE!

Tuesday Mornings: Bible Study

Tuesday Morning Studies meets on Tuesdays at 7am. We’ll provide a pancake breakfast and then have Bible Study at 7:15. Drop off your student at the Youth Center and we’ll drive ESS and AJHS students to school after the study. AHS and non-ACS students will drive themselves or catch a ride to school with another student.


Wednesdays: Midweek

Join us for Midweek in the youth center every Wednesday between 4-8pm for hanging out, supper, worship, and an activity. We’ll open the Youth Center at 4pm and have supper at 5:30pm. Students are welcome to have dinner with us at 5:30pm for $5. Younger students who would like to go downtown to eat dinner/buy food should be dropped off downtown before walking to the church for Midweek.


Volunteer Opportunity: Snack Squad

Sign up to help serve meals on Wednesday evenings HERE!

Sign up to help serve meals on Sunday evenings HERE!


Upcoming Special Events

  • Junior High Girls (grades 7-9), we’re having a Christmas Party on December 4, 6-8pm. More information + RSVP HERE.
  • Senior High Students (grades 10-12), Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens, Tuesday, December 5. We will leave the church at 4:30pm by church buses and drive straight to Callaway Gardens and stop for dinner on the way back. Cost for Fantasy in Lights is $20/person for a ticket. You’ll also need to have money if you want to get dinner. We’ll be back at the church around 8:30pm. We have already purchased the first round of tickets for this event, but please contact Jackson if you still want to go!
  • Junior High Guys (grades 7-9), come play Mini Golf at Tiger Town Sports on Saturday, December 9, 3-5pm. We’ll meet at the church and ride church buses to Tiger Town Sports. Bring $15 for mini gold, we will provide pizza. RSVP HERE.
  • Christmas Dinner for Parents on Sunday, December 10. Students (and Julie Echols) will prepare a meal for youth parents! After dinner on December 10, we will have a brief Summer 2024 Missions Information Meeting to share about plans for M25, Sweat Week, and an exciting new missions opportunity!

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events

Winter Retreat
Friday-Sunday, February 2-4, 2024

M25 Mission Trip to Atlanta
Sunday-Friday, June 2-7, 2024

Sweat Week 
Sunday-Friday, July 14-19, 2024

Youth Ministry Team

Lindsey Middleton

Interim Director of Youth Ministry

Jackson Smith

Youth Ministry Assistant

Jill Perry

Assistant to Youth & College Ministries

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