There are some startling statistics out there dealing with youth and spirituality. Here’s one of many: Did you know that only 1 in 4 youth who are active in a youth ministry while they are in high school will remain committed to their Christian faith after graduation?
However, there are some hopeful statistics out there, too. A recent study found that youth whose parents are actively involved in their spiritual formation are almost 300% more likely to remain committed to their faith after graduating from high school.
Success is seeing volunteers loving students and finding great satisfaction in it." - spoken by a wise youth pastor
We understand that parenting teenagers is not an easy task. More than anything else, we want to be a resource for you as you seek to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of your child’s teenage years. Our ministry seeks to equip you to talk about matters of faith at home, to connect you with a network of parents with whom you can share the joys and struggles of parenting, and to make a true difference in the life of your middle or high school student.
If you love God and would like to serve by spending time with young people or by doing behind the scenes work, we have many opportunities for you. Youth workers are people devoted to disciplining young people in their walks with Christ and those who seek to empower others to do so.
All of our volunteers working with young people need to complete an online background check with BUMC (the link is provided below) as well as go through our Safe Sanctuary Training. To find out if we have record of either of these items for you or for the next training date, please contact Rosanne Schenck at or 615.324.7251.