The General Conference of The United Methodist Church states that the primary task of youth ministry is to:
- Love youth where they are
- Encourage them in developing their relationship with God
- Provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth
- Challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities
Our programs are designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of our children and youth in grades 6 - 12.
Classes meet every Sunday 9 to 10 a.m. from September to May. The classes offer Christian formation opportunities under the direction of adult volunteer teachers. Registration is open all year and youth can join the classes at any time.
Students in the middle school class explore the Bible, Christian themes, and the intersection of faith and life through discussions, activities and resources from Youth Ministry Partners.
Students in the high school class also explore the Bible, Christian themes, and the intersection of faith and life. This class has also been known to make Play-Doh sculptures and to cover a wall in sticky notes.
All students in 9th grade (or above) are invited to participate in Trinity’s confirmation program. This one-year-long program prepares youth to confirm their baptism, to explore their identity within the community of faith, and to become official members of Trinity United Methodist Church. This program consists of special Sunday morning classes once a month during the church school hour. It also includes special sessions once a month after church.
The confirmation class will participate in an Urban Challenge event from Feb. 14 thru Feb. 16. They will be staying at Trinity and learning about the joys and challenges of living in Springfield.
Junior & Senior High Youth Fellowship
YF is open to all youth in grades 6 to 12. We welcome new members at any time.
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings from September through May, share a meal together, play games, and participate in a variety of projects, mission initiatives, and events.
You can find us in the kitchen/Asbury Hall between 5:30 and 6:45 (dinner) and in Asbury Hall or the Youth Room(s) between 6:45-8:00.
Youth Fellowship Calendar
Mardi Gras activities
Talent Night--come and particiapte or watch
Note: We’re using the word “talent” loosely. Whether your act is funny or serious, involves a lot of rehearsal or not, you are welcome to try out your performance skills in front of a supportive audience of youth.
Theme Night--St. Patrick's Day
No YF Dinner or Meeting
Trinity youth are active in choirs and missions in addition to Church School and Youth Fellowship. Here are some pictures of the Youth Bell Choir, the Chamberettes, and a Trinity youth with the quilt she made to donate to the Open Pantry Teen Parent Program.