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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 the Bordeaux Hospital, while the rest of the teenagers go to class like normal at 9:00am.
  • Teen/Area-wide Devos: Typically the 3rd Sunday night of each month from 5:00-7:30pm (August-May)

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  • Teen Devo @ the Fortner’s House:
    • For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: Sunday, September 15th (5:00-7:30pm)
    • Details:
  • Now that the school year is back, we will have either a Teen Devo or an Are-wide Devo on the 3rd Sunday night of each month. 
  • What is a Teen Devo? A Teen Devo is where a family from our congregation hosts the youth ministry at their house for a few hours on a Sunday night. There will be games, food, and a devo. The purpose of these Teen Devos is to intentionally provide an opportunity for the teens to spend time together in/at someone’s home. There is something special about spending time with our church friends outside of the church building, so that’s why we want to create that opportunity on a regular basis.
  • This month Mr. Tommy & Mrs. Virginia Fortner are opening up their home to us. Please let me know if you’re coming, so they can know how much food to prepare!
  • This month the Teen Devo will start at 5:00, and it will end at 7:30pm.
    • If you want to ride the bus to the devo, your parent/guardian needs to text me to reserve your seat! The first 14 people to text me will get a seat. For those who reserve their seat on the bus, we will leave the church building at 4:40pm, and we will be back by 8:00pm.
    • If you choose to drive to their house or to drop your child/ren off, please drop them off at 5:00 and pick them up by or before 7:30pm. If everyone is picked up by 7:30, then we will be able to leave in time to get those riding the bus back to their parents by 8:00pm.
  • Parents, please text me if your child/ren are coming so we can have an accurate headcount for food, chairs, etc., and please also text me if they need a ride on the bus!

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  • Bible Bowl Test:
    • What is Bible Bowl? Bible Bowl is a spiritual program that encourages students to study and learn scripture. Each year thousands of kids (ages 3-18) across the Southeast participate in Bible Bowl. Each year there is a specific book/(s) of the Bible that are selected to study in depth. This year the book that we will be studying is Acts.
    • The students who participate in Bible Bowl will take a final test this Saturday, September 7th. The test will take place at Tennessee Tech University (in Cookeville, TN) in the gymnasium.
    • Here is a link to the main Bible Bowl website: http://sycamorebiblebowl.com

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  • 5th Sunday Service @ Montgomery Bell:
    • For: The whole congregation
    • When: September 29th
    • Details:
  • Each year, there is one weekend where our church has a Sunday morning service at Montgomery Bell State Park. This year it will take place on September 29th, and the young men in our youth ministry will be leading the service (the lesson, songs, communion, etc.).
  • I hope you can be there for the service, and then stick around for a big picnic lunch and games!

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  • Discipleship Material:
    • For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: From now on
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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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Bible Bowl Competition 2019 (8/28/2019) - Bible Bowl competition is around the corner. Our children have been studying hard in preparation of the annual event in Cookeville. Please pray for safe travel to and from the event, a healthy dose of competitiveness and above all that... Continue Reading →
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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  


Printable Documents:

2018- 2019 Release Form & Participant Covenant:
JYM19 Release Form (1PerFamily)

2018-2019 Emergency Contact & Release Form:
JYM Emergency Contact Form (1perPerson)

Packing List for Spring Retreat 2019:
Spring Retreat Packing List 2019

2019 Valley View Camp Waiver:
JYM19 Valley View Camp Waiver

2019 CYC School Release Form:
jym19 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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