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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Regular Class/Event Times:

  • Sunday Morning class: 9-10am

  • Wednesday Night class: 7-8pm
  • Bordeaux: The 3rd Sunday morning of each month from 8-10am
  • Teen/Area-wide Devos: The 3rd Sunday night of each month from 5:00-7:30pm
  • Young men & Young women’s training classes: The 3rd Wednesday night of each month from 7-8pm

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Upcoming Events:

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  • Bordeaux:
    • For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: Sunday, May 20th (8:00am)
    • Details:
      • On the third Sunday of each month Mr. David Frensley and I lead a group of teens to the Bordeaux hospital.
      • We meet in the front parking lot of our church at 8:00am, and we return to church during the morning service.
    •  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 can help, but they can also help tremendously by being there to encourage the people in the hospital.
    • This month, I am going with the group, and I would really love to get as many teens as we can to come. I think this is a great way to serve others, and I hope that you will join us!

Why do we do it? It is a great opportunity for our teens to get to serve others, especially people whom they normally would not encounter otherwise. Parents, please encourage your teen/(s) to consider serving at Bordeaux this upcoming Sunday.

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  • Area-wide Devo:
    •  For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: Sunday, May 20th (5:00-7:30pm)
    • Details:
    • This month we are going to Main Street Church of Christ.
    • You can either meet us at Main Street Church of Christ at 5:00pm, or if you want to ride the van, you can meet at church at 4:15pm.
    • Please text or call me if you plan to ride the van, so we can make sure we have enough seats for everyone!
    • The van will return to Joelton Church of Christ around 8:30pm.
  • What is an area-wide devo? These are Sunday evening services where we meet up with other local youth groups.
  • What will we do?There will be a worship service from 5:00-6:00. Then we will all eat together afterwards.
  • Please text or call me if you have any questions!

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  • Young Men & Young Women’s Training Classes: 
    • For: The Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • When: May 23rd (7:00-8:00pm)
    • What are these classes? These classes are designed to train our young men and young women into mature followers of Christ. We will do this by teaching them how Christian men and women should act, serve, lead, etc. in the church.
      • The Young Men’s class will be led by myself (and John Davies tonight).
        • This class is for young men in the 7-12th grades.
        • This class will meet in the new auditorium.
      • The Young Women’s class will be led by Katie Partlow and Courtney Chance.
        • This class is for young women in the 7-12th grades.
        • This class will meet in the Teen Center.
  • I believe these classes will greatly help us accomplish our mission of making disciples who can make disciples.

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  • Junior & Senior Impact:
    • When:
      • Junior Impact: June 15-18th
      • Senior Impact: June 18-23rd
    • For: 
      • Junior Impact: current 6-8th graders
      • Senior Impact: current 9-12th graders
    • Price:
      • Junior Impact: $175 per person
      • Senior Impact: $235 per person
    • For more information about these two trips, please visit Impact’s website by clicking this link → Impact’s Website
    • The deadline to pay for both of these trips was Sunday, April 29th!

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  • Short Mountain Bible Camp:
    • When: June 24-29th
    • For: Ages 9-18
    • Details:
      • The deadline for all things involving Short Mountain Bible Camp is May 30th! 
    • Here are the things I need to know from each family by May 30th:
      1. Names of campers
      2. Their t-shirt size
      3. Have they registered online for camp yet?
      4. A notarized form for each camper AND counselor must be turned in to the dropbox (beside my office)!
    • You need to officially register yourself for camp online at:
      • Below I have copied and pasted from Short Mountain Bible Camp’s Website the information about how much camp costs:
        2018 Cost Breakdown:  The cost to attend camp is $170.00* per camper. The cost for counselor’s children is $80. The cost for counselors is $50. A Camp T-Shirt and $10 Store Credit are included in the fee. The director of each week will confirm the attendance of each counselor before discounts will be applied for their children. There is a $10.00 processing fee per camper for paper applications. You can register online at There is a $25 non-refundable deposit that must accompany each application in order to confirm your reservation. The deposit is deducted from the total balance due. Applications are due 2 weeks prior to camp or a $25 late fee will be applied.

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  • Brazil:
    • When: Summer of 2019
    • For: Current 6-12th 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 15-16 months. I believe we can raise a majority of the money by sending out letters to friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc. If you have any interest in going next year, PLEASE let me know, so we can begin assembling the group!
    • Disclaimer: You probably realized that it says this trip is for current 6-12th graders + adult chaperones. The reason I said that is because 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. For the reasons I just mentioned, we would like for most of the spots on the trip to be filled by the teens, especially those who have not been to Brazil before. However, I want to be clear that we will definitely need several adult chaperones on the trip, but the number of chaperones will depend on how many teens sign up! Please talk about this trip with your family, and contact me to let me know if you have any interest in going next summer!

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  • Summer Schedule:
    • June:
      • 5th – Triple T
      • 7th – Servesday
      • 10th – Homecoming
      • 12th – Triple T
      • 14th – Servesday
      • Impact Jr. – June 15-18th
      • 17th – Bordeaux
      • Impact Sr. – June 18-23rd
      • Short Mountain Bible Camp (June 24-29th)
    • July:
      • 8– 12th – Vacation Bible School (VBS)
      • 15th – Bordeaux
      • 17th – Triple T
      • 19–20th – End of Summer Mystery Trip

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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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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:

JYM Packing List

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

Jackson’s email:

Instagram: joeltonyouthministry

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