youth ministry

Several youth piled onto an inner tube sledding down a snowy hill.

I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young will see visions. Your elders will dream dreams. - Acts 2:17

Teenagers are the keepers of the holy fire. Their youthful quest for passion and things worth dying for is a prophetic message to the church: be alive! At Christ UMC, we see the youth as the now. We are creating a youth ministry where teenagers grow in faith, Christ’s love and community.

What We Do:

  • Youth Group  On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month we will gather after the 10:30 service and enjoy lunch together. The  2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays, we'll meet at 5pm. Specific events and locations will be on the calendar (link below). 
  • Annual Events Winter Retreat, Summer Camp, and Mission Trips - this year's highlight trip to Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Try New Things! - Please email with ideas you have about what you think would be cool (and could maybe help plan or host!).

Upcoming Youth Ministry Events


  • September 24 | 5pm to 6:30 - Stump the Pastor - Dinner will be provided! Including gluten free!
    Come ask Pastor Paul the life question, bible question or pop culture question of your choice! We'll also play some games like "The Happy Salmon".
  • October 7 | 9am to 12:30pm - Community Service at Tigard Grange Community Food Pantry
  • October 8 | 11:30am to 1pm - Potluck and Speaker - Includes a Family Potluck! Last name of A to M bring a side dish, N to Z bring a dessert! For most parents, it can be overwhelming to lead your child on their journey in faith. It's hard to juggle all that is required of us nowadays. We want to help. Janee who has been a Family Ministry director for 17 years at a Lutheran church and grew up within UMC is coming in to talk with us about this journey we take as parents/leaders. Click here to add your questions to make sure we cover them. 
    During this time, we'll be exploring what that means and have time to answer any questions you may have. Follow this link to send any questions you want to be sure are covered.
  • October 8 | 1:30pm to 5:30pm - Live Action Clue
  • October 13 | 11:30am to 1pm - After Church Lunch Café - We'll enjoy lunch together, have some discussion and play a new game!
  • October 22 | 5pm to 6:30pm - Confirmation Informational Meeting We'll provide snacks. Come learn about Confirmation and what goes into it. Mentors are invited to attend. We'll do some get-acquainted activities so we can all get to know each other better before starting this journey together.
  • October 29 | 3:30pm to 5pm - Halloween Party - Join us for a fun afternoon. We’ll have Trunk or Treating, Pumpkin Carving, Food, Face Painting and more. All are welcome - costumes are encouraged!

Helpful Forms:

  • Medical Authorization Form- All youth need to have a medical authorization form on file before their parents can leave them at youth events. Paper copies are available, as is the electronic form here.
  • Sign Up to Serve within Children or Youth Ministries- It takes all of us to integrate youth into church life, showing them the diversity, generosity, and joy of the church community. Click here for the easy sign up. Email if you have any questions!
  • Background Check- We run a background check on everyone who serves in our children and youth ministries.  If you would like to serve, here is the form (which must be turned in to the church office or into the youth mailbox in the cabinet by the church's front doors).  If you would be willing to donate $10 to help offset the costs we would much appreciate it.