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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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  • Painting Ceiling Tiles: April 20th (4:00pm)
    • For: JYM (7-12th graders)
    • This Saturday at 4:00pm the teenagers will meet at our church to paint ceiling tiles. We are taking the ceiling tiles out of my office, and each teenager will get to paint/decorate their own tile. Once they dry, we will put the tiles back into the ceiling in my office. This is a fun way for the teens to get to leave their mark somewhere permanently, and these tiles will be something I can show off and talk about anytime someone comes into my office.
      • I hope you can be there!
    • If you can’t be there this Saturday at 4:00, we will have another opportunity in the future to do this, but I’m not sure when that will be.
    • As always, text or call me if you have any questions!

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  • Bordeaux:
    • When: April 21st (8:00-10:30am)
    • Who this is for: Joelton Youth Ministry (current 7-12th graders)
    • Details:
  • On the third Sunday of each month we take a small group of teenagers to the Bordeaux hospital. 
    • This month Mr. Jeff Cato will drive the van to Bordeaux, while everyone else goes to class at 9:00am like normal.
    • For those going to Bordeaux this month, please meet in the front parking lot of our church at 8:00am, and then you 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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  • JYM Jackets:
    • We have ordered the jackets, and we will hopefully get them by Wednesday, March 27th.
    • As a reminder, the crewnecks cost $10 each, the hoodies are $13 each, and the 1/4 zip jackets are $16 each. Some people have already paid, but if you haven’t paid yet please write a check or bring cash to church as soon as possible. If you write a check, please make it out to Joelton Church of Christ. If you have exact cash or a check, please put it in an envelope, label who it is for and then place it in the dropbox outside of my office (pens and envelopes are available by the dropbox, so you don’t have to bring your own). If you don’t have exact change, you will need to find me after class so I can make change for you. 

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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 2-14th – Brazil Mission Trip
      • 14–18th – Vacation Bible School (VBS)
      • 21st – Bordeaux
      • 23rd – Triple T
      • 25th – Servesday

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  • Brazil:
    • When: July 2-14th
    • 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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  • Bible Bowl:
    • 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.
    • Tonight (03/06/19) is the first night of Bible Bowl for 2019.
      • Bible Bowl will meet from 6:00-7:00pm in the children’s wing, and then the teen class will meet from 7:00-8:00pm in the teen center like normal.
    • The students who participate in Bible Bowl will take a final test in September. The test will take place at Tennessee Tech University (in Cookeville, TN) in the gymnasium.
    • If you are interested in participating in Bible Bowl this year, please contact Mrs. Rosa Davies or myself.
    • Here is a link to the main Bible Bowl website: http://sycamorebiblebowl.com

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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  


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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