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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)
  • Young men & Young women’s training classes: Each Wednesday night that follows a Bordeaux Sunday (7-8pm)
  • Teen/Area-wide Devos: Typically the 3rd Sunday night of each month from 5:00-7:30pm (August-May)

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  • JYM Christmas Party:
    • For: Joelton Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: December 16th (4:30-7:00pm)
    • Where: The Pierson’s House
      • Please text me if you need their address!
    • Details:
  •  This will be a fun night of games, fellowship, and food!
  • Please bring a side dish (finger food) and/or a dessert!
    • If each family brings a finger food and/or a dessert, there should be enough food for everyone.
    • I will provide soft drinks, tea, and water. Please feel free to bring another drink option if you would like! 
  • We will play a Christmas gift swap game, so please bring a $5-10 gender neutral gift with you to the party!
    • Please only spend $5-10 on your gift!
    • You do not need to put your name on your gift.
  •  You can either meet us at The Pierson’s House at 4:30pm, or if you want to ride the van…
    • If you want to secure a seat for yourself on the van, please text me and let me know that, so we can make sure we have enough room!
    • If I don’t receive a text from you, I will assume you are not riding the van, and therefore we will not save a seat for you.
    • The van will leave our church at 3:50pm.
    • The van will return to our church around 8:00pm.

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  • Group 2 to Bordeaux:
    • When: December 16th (8:00-10:30am)
    • For: Joelton Youth Ministry (current 7-12th graders + adult chaperones)
    • Details:
  • On the third Sunday of each month we take a group of teenagers to the Bordeaux hospital. 
    • This month __________ will drive Group 2 on the van to Bordeaux, while everyone else stays back for class at 9:00am.
    • If you are not sure which group you are in, please text or call me to find out!
    • Please meet in the front parking lot of our church at 8:00am, and the group will return to church during the morning service around 10:30am.
  • What do the teens do there? Many of the people in the hospital are in wheelchairs, and they need someone to help get them to and from the church service. That is the primary way our teens help, but they can also help tremendously by being there to encourage the people in the hospital. Our teenage men also help by leading parts of the worship service, such as the opening & closing prayers and leading communion.
  • Why do we do it? It is a great opportunity for our teenagers to serve others, especially people whom they normally would not encounter otherwise. Parents, please encourage your teen/(s) to consider signing up to serve at Bordeaux in the upcoming months!

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  • CYC Deposit Due:
    • When: On or before Wednesday, December 26th!
    • For: Anyone going to CYC
    • Details:
  • A $30 deposit is due on or before December 26th for anyone going to CYC this year!
    • This deposit is non-refundable, so please make sure you know you can come to CYC before you pay the deposit.
    • The reason this deposit is non-refundable is because our church already purchased a set amount of tickets for CYC, and we must return any of the tickets we do not need by this date in order to get our money back on those extra tickets.

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  • Young Men’s Service:
    • When: Sunday, December 6th (5-6pm)
    • For: The whole church, but it is led by the 7-12th grade young men
    • Details:
  •  What is the Young Men’s Service?
    • This is an evening service that is led by the young men in our youth ministry. They will lead the prayers, scripture reading, songs, and the lessons.
  •  I hope you can join us for an evening of worship and fellowship!

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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.
  •  Some of our group will travel to Pigeon Forge on Thursday, Feb. 21st, because we received a free night in the condominiums when we purchased the other two nights!
  • We will cook a meal for the group on Friday night and Saturday night. We will also provide a meal for breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning.
    • Additional money will be needed to provide for the other 5-6 meals and spending money for games/activities throughout the weekend (typically $50-80 per person).
    •  The rest of the meals we will eat out, so please make sure your child/(ren) have enough money for those meals!
  •   Teens:
    • You may bring personal electronics with you for the van ride to and from Pigeon Forge, but during the weekend there will be limited times to use them in the condos.
    •  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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  • Brazil:
    • When: Summer of 2019
    • 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  

2017- 2018 Release Form & Participant Covenant:
JYM Release Form (1 per Family) PDF

2017-2018 Emergency Contact & Release Form:
JYM Emergency Contact Form (1 per Person) PDF

Packing List:

Packing List for Junior & Senior Impact

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

Jackson’s email: jacksonforjesus@me.com

Instagram: joeltonyouthministry

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