Students

 

Students

Every student will have a chance to ask the big questions about God, life, and how to live in a complex world.  Students are youth grades 6-12. 

Our youth group for grades 6-12 is about helping connect youth to each other, their community and learn about this radical guy we know as Jesus.  We meet most weeks on Sunday from 6-7:15pm at Shiloh UMC.
 
Pastor Tyler will be taking some of the initial leadership, and our ultimate hope is that our youth take the lead in creating their experience together.  Each night we gather we will pray, have fun, seek ways to share love in our community through service, provides space to ask tough questions, and provide our youth with a positive experience of Christian Community. 
 
The month of December we will wrap up our youth requested study on the book of Revelation and begin studying science and religion side by side.  There are many questions about how the things our youth learn in school line up with faith, and we are going to spend the next few months working on this concept. 

 

December 3(6-7:15) – Learning and Games – We will have some devotions, learning and then a night of group games at the church.

 

December 10(3:15-6:00) – Blessing Billings – We will be partnering with EUMC and FUMC to bring a blessing to the homeless in downtown Billings, alongside some other non-profits.  The youth will help serve food, communion, and offer resources to those on the streets.  If you as a parent would like to join us for this event, you are welcome.  We will leave from the church at 3:15 and head downtown. 

 

December 17(5-7:30) – Christmas party thanking the King family for their service to youth group.  More details will be coming on this event. 

 

December 24(9:45am-11:30am) – Youth are invited to come support the Children’s pageant by being mentors to our littles as they re-enact the story of Jesus’ birth.  Show up ready to hang out and have some fun.

 
 
 
 
 
Through Shiloh UMC’s Youth Group, we hope to help raise our youth to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. Our youth group encourages spiritual and emotional growth through a variety of Bible lessons, discussions, music, art, drama, and recreation. We also realize the importance of supporting parents. Parents are the most important role model in the guidance and development of our youth.
 
We hope to nurture a positive parent/child relationship based on Christian principles. Therefore, our parents are invited to participate in all areas of our Children’s and Youth ministries. Of course, the children’s safety is always our first priority and we are a Safe Sanctuaries* congregation.
 
We believe that we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus; to love our world recklessly in all that we do. We believe in each other, and through our fellowship, we desire to grow closer to our Creator. We are a loving and inclusive community of faith. We are learning to live our lives as a reflection of Jesus and God’s grace.
 
Youth Group is open for anyone in sixth through twelfth grade and you are always welcome to bring a friend (or more!) to join in while we learn, serve, and have fun.
 

Safe Sanctuaries

 We implement safe sanctuaries as more than guidelines, policies and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth and the adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression of a congregation in making a congregation a safe place where children and youth may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. As a part of Shiloh UMC’s Safe Sanctuaries practices, all adults that work with our children and youth are required to undergo background screenings.