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 Ministry welcomes all students in grades 7-12. Students are always invited and encouraged to bring a friend! The Youth Center is located in the Epworth Building at 137 South Gay Street in downtown Auburn.

Happening Now in Youth Ministry

Winter Retreat 2023

Online registration for Winter Retreat is now open and will remain open until January 29.


Youth Sunday School

Sunday School meets in the Youth Room (C179) at 9:30am and 11am. Join us for a Bible lesson, snacks, and hanging out.


MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship

Sunday nights, from 5-7pm, we will have free supper and an activity for students either at the church or around town. Be sure to stay tuned to email updates and social media to find out what we will be doing each week.


Morning Studies

Bring your breakfast and join us on Tuesday mornings at 7am for Bible Study. Students can be dropped off at the Youth Center and we will drive ESS and AJHS students to school after the study. AHS and non-ACS students will drive themselves or catch a ride with another student.

There will be no Morning Studies on November 22. The final Morning Studies of the Fall Semester will be December 6.


Midweek & Dgroups

Online registration for Dgroups is OPEN and will remain open through the end of September! For more information about Dgroups and to register your student, please CLICK HERE.

On Wednesdays, the Youth Center opens at 4pm for students to hang out, study, charge a cell phone, etc. Students are welcome to have dinner with us at 5:30pm for $5 or walk downtown on their own. We will gather at 6:30pm in the Youth Center and breakout to Dgroups at 7pm.

There will be no Midweek or Dgroups on November 23. The final Midweek of the Fall Semester will be December 7.

2023 Youth Ministry Events

Winter Retreat
Friday-Sunday, February 3-5

Senior Sunday
Sunday, May 21

M25 Mission Trip
Sunday-Friday, June 18-23*

Sweat Week
Sunday-Friday, July 16-21

Fall Kickoff
Sunday, September 10

*M25 Mission Trip is for students in rising grades 8-12

Youth Parent Collective

Auburn UMC Youth Ministry’s Youth Parent Collective will be offered as an ongoing series of resources to help youth parents embrace the challenges and opportunities that come with parenting youth in today’s context and culture.

CLICK HERE for details on upcoming Youth Parent Collective events

Youth Ministry Team

Marc Baugh

Director of Youth Ministry

Lindsey Middleton

Associate Director of Youth Ministry

Jill Perry

Assistant to Youth & College Ministries

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