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The Joelton Youth Ministry is for those in the 7-12th grades.

  • Our mission for the Joelton Youth Ministry (JYM) is: to make disciples who can make disciples.

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Upcoming Events:

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Regular Class/Event Times:

  • Sunday Morning class: 9-10am every week

  • Wednesday Night class: 7-8pm every week
  • Bordeaux: The 3rd Sunday morning of each month from 8:00-10:30am (a few of the teenagers will go to Bordeaux, while the rest of the teenagers go to class at 9:00)
  • Teen/Area-wide Devos: Typically the 3rd Sunday night of each month from 5:00-7:30pm (August-May)

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  • CYC:
    • For: Joelton Youth Ministry (7-12th graders + adult chaperones)
    • When: February 21-24th
    • Cost: $100 for teenagers // $30 for chaperones
  •  Details:
  •  What is CYC?
    • CYC stand for Challenge Youth Conference.
  • The majority of our group will travel to Pigeon Forge on Thursday, Feb. 21st. The rest of the group will travel on Friday afternoon. Everyone going to CYC must have their Release form and their Emergency Contact forms turned in before we leave. If you have filled out these forms sometime between August 2018 and today, then you are good to go.
  • THURSDAY GROUP: We will leave our church parking lot at 5:00pm on Thursday afternoon!
    • Please come to church between 4:30pm and 4:45pm, so we can be ready to leave the parking lot by 5:00pm!
    • Please eat before you come, because we will not stop for dinner until around 8:00pm (and food is not allowed on the church bus)!
  • Meals:
  • Parents, please send enough money with your child/ren to provide for 5 meals, as well as spending money for activities/shopping throughout the weekend (typically $50-80 per person).
  • Our chaperones will cook a meal for our whole group on Friday night and Saturday night. We will also provide a meal for breakfast Saturday morning and Sunday morning, but the other 5 meals we will eat out, so each teenager will need their own money for those 5 meals.
  •   Teens:
    • You may bring personal electronics with you for the ride to and from Pigeon Forge. Otherwise, video games will be off limits during the weekend, unless rain keeps us from being able to spend our free time outside. This is to encourage you to enjoy what Pigeon Forge has to offer, not to punish you. You can play video games any weekend at home, but we will only be together with this whole group this one time of the year, so let’s take advantage of that time with each other!
  • CYC Packing List:
    • Please pack light, because there is limited space for luggage on the bus and on the vehicles that we are driving! (preferably one duffle bag or 2 small bags per person please!)
    • Bible
    • A good attitude
    • Pen & Paper to take notes with (a journal would work well)
    • Rain clothes (rain jacket, shoes that can get wet, etc.)
    • Appropriate clothes for 4 days (for those leaving Thursday), 3 days for those leaving Friday. Please check the weather before packing!
      • Bathing suit (there is a pool at the condos that we may be able to use)
    • Important Reminder, to encourage modesty and purity:
      • Anyone attending a JYM event or trip where bathing suits are being worn must wear a non-see through shirt over their bathing suit top, and non-see through shorts over the bottom half of their bathing suit. (Guys, you do not have to wear shorts over your bathing suit shorts, as long as your bathing suit shorts are modest and an appropriate length, but you do need to wear a non-see through shirt). This reminder is for everyone (boys, girls, and chaperones too).
    • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, etc.)
      • The condo will provide bedding and towels!
    • One nicer outfit for Sunday morning (clothes you would normally wear to church)
    • Spending Money (for 5 meals, activities, shopping, etc.)
  • If you have any questions about CYC, please text/call me, and I will be happy to help in any way I can.

You may also want to ask Mrs. Rosa Davies or Mr. Russ Gentry about CYC, since they have both been several times.

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  • Spring Retreat:
    • For: Joelton Youth Ministry (7-12th graders + adult chaperones)
    • When: April 5-7th
    • Details:
      • The retreat will be at Valley View Camp in Greenbrier, TN.
      • We will join up with Main Street CoC and White House CoC’s youth groups.
      • More details about this retreat will be updated as it gets closer.

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  • TENTATIVE Summer Schedule: (dates & events may be subject to change!)
    • June:
      • 4th – Triple T
      • 6th – Servesday
      • 9th – Homecoming
      • 11th – Triple T
      • 13th – Servesday
      • 14–17th – Junior Impact
      • 16th – Bordeaux
      • June 17–22nd – Senior Impact
      • June 23–28th – Short Mountain Bible Camp
    •  July:
      • July 1–12th – Brazil Mission Trip (these dates are not final)**
      • 14–18th – Vacation Bible School (VBS)
      • 21st – Bordeaux
      • 23rd – Triple T
      • 25th – Servesday

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  • Brazil:
    • When: Summer of 2019 (July 1-12th possibly) (dates are not final yet)
    • For: Current 7-12th graders (+ adult chaperones)
    • Details:
  • As you have probably heard by now, we are going to take the teens on a mission trip to Brazil next summer (2019). The trip will likely cost between $2,000 and $2,500 per person, but I believe we can easily fundraise that money over the next 11 months. I believe we can raise a majority of the money by sending out letters to friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc.

Disclaimer: The main reason for taking this trip is to provide an opportunity for the teens to see the world from a different perspective, which will hopefully lead them to develop a passion for serving others.

  • For some of the teens, this may be their first time going outside of the USA, so this can be a very eye opening experience for them. I remember being in their shoes not too long ago, when I went on my first mission trip to Cozumel, Mexico in the 6th grade. It changed the way I saw the world, because it opened my eyes for the first time in my life to the way people lived outside of America. It was the first time I saw the challenges that people experience in other countries. Those eye-opening experiences eventually led to a passion developing in me to continue to go on mission trips, because I wanted to serve others and tell them about Jesus. My hope is that our teens will have a similar experience.

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  • Discipleship Material:
    • For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: From now on
    • Details:

On Sunday, January 14th we (the youth ministry) began going through a series of books that are designed specifically to help others become fully developed disciples.

These books are designed to create discussion about topics such as: small groups, faith, the church, the Bible, etc.

These books will help us go from knowing little or nothing about being a disciple to being a fully developed disciple, who can then go out and help make more disciples.

As you have probably heard me say by now or have read on this website, our mission for the Youth Ministry is to: Make disciples who can make disciples.

I believe these books will challenge and equip us to accomplish that mission.

Each teen will need to purchase their own book to write their answers in. ($3 per book).

Here’s why we want the teens to pay for their book:

By paying for their own book, they will be invested in this mission of becoming a fully developed disciple who can help make more disciples.

These books are a tangible way to help guide us to become fully devoted disciples of God.

We will spend several weeks going through each book. Once we have gone through all of the books, the mission is that each teen will use their book for the rest of their lives with their friends (or strangers) to help them become fully developed disciples of God.

If your teen/(s) are unable to afford the $3 per book, please let me know and the church will cover the cost, but if they can we would like for them to buy each book.

I believe this is going to be 100% worth the time, money, and commitment.

You can’t put a price tag on someone’s soul, and I think we will impact many more souls if we commit to this mission.

There is no telling what kind of impact this can have, but I believe God will bless many others and us through this.

I hope you will chose to join the mission as we begin making disciples who can make disciples!

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Time Lab in action (7/9/2018) - It’s VBS time at Joelton. After the first night of action many questions remain: Will the doc fix “the machine” to become an adult again? Will she successfully write a history paper on the hero of the world? Did the... Continue Reading →
Vacation Bible School 2018 registration (6/11/2018) - Vacation Bible School (VBS) is coming soon to Joelton. It will be Sunday (July 8th) through Thursday (July 12th) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. daily. In this day and age, it’s vital that we teach our children that the... Continue Reading →
Bible Bowl 2017 (9/10/2017) - Every year our church participates in Bible Bowl. This is a Bible knowledge competition for children and youth. Questions are multiple choice from a predetermined set of books from the Bible. This year was on Mark, Philippians, and Colossians. There... Continue Reading →
A Wonder-ful VBS (7/14/2017) - What a blast. This year’s VBS is over. It was filled with lots of learning, joy and laughter. We learned about the Bible and how it is the God’s guide for our lives, the Book of books, with incredible Impact,... Continue Reading →
Operation Arctic under way (7/10/2017) - Vacation Bible School has started. This year the kids and adults learn all about the BIBLE and how important it is. There is time to learn, play, craft, eat, and watch. Missed the start? Don’t worry, you can still come... Continue Reading →
Operation Arctic 2017 (6/14/2017) - Join us for our Vacation Bible School, where kids will have fun while learning from the Bible. In this day and age, it’s vital that we teach our children that the Bible is more than just a dusty book of... Continue Reading →
Youth Ministry: (5/10/2017) - JYM Spring Retreat 2017:        Recently our youth ministry participated in a Spring Retreat with three other youth groups (White House Church of Christ, Main Street Church of Christ, and Lafayette Church of Christ). The theme for the... Continue Reading →
Youth Area Wide Fellowship (1/26/2017) - Recently the Joelton Youth Group has gotten together with a few other youth groups in the area. Different congregations have hosted these events and this past Sunday it was time to meet at Joelton. We had a great time with... Continue Reading →
Forms for Youth Events (9/6/2016) - 2017- 2018 Release Form & Participant Covenant: JYMReleaseForm(1perFamily)PDF 2017-2018 Emergency Contact & Release Form: JYMEmergencyContactForm(1perPerson)PDF School Release Note for CYC 2018: JYM18SchoolReleaseNote  

2018- 2019 Release Form & Participant Covenant:


2018-2019 Emergency Contact & Release Form:

Packing List for CYC 2019:

2019 CYC School Release Form:

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Youth Minister: 770-656-0819 (Jackson Shamblin)

Jackson’s email: jacksonforjesus@me.com

Instagram: joeltonyouthministry

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