Student Ministry


LANDED meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the land for outdoor worship, devotion and fellowship. LANDED, on June 21, will be held in the BUMC amphitheater.

Friday, July 14

This special event will take place at the Main Event Bowling Lanes where BUMC's rising 6th graders will meet just for fun with youth council members in an intimate, non-overwhelming environment. This will help our new youth become acclimated to the Student Ministry.

We will leave the church at 6:15 p.m., bowl from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., and return by 8:45 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes shoes. Watch for a link to sign up.

Jumping World

Monday, June 26

All middle school students are invited to Jumping World (4200 Wade Green Rd NW #224, Kennesaw) for a special event on Monday night, June 26. We will meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. Carpool to the venue and jump from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., returning by 8:45 p.m. (Students may also meet at Jumping World if they prefer.)

The cost is $11 to jump for one hour, $18 for two. Students may bring additional money for snacks/dinner if they wish.


Sunday, July 16

On Sunday after church on July 16, the Student Ministry will go to Midway United Methodist Church where we will help feed families of hungry children with Meals by Grace

Pizza will be delivered to the Chapel right after the service. We will take the church vans to Midway UMC and serve from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Afterwards we will stop by Brusters for ice cream and return to BUMC by 5:00 p.m. The cost is $10 ($5 for pizza and $5 for ice cream).

Service options include:

  • Meal prep with the chef
  • Fruit Preparation
  • Bread/Dessert division and packaging
  • Pantry food stocking and bagging for distribution
  • Dish Wash Team
  • Making Homemade Laundry Detergent

Watch here for more information and a link to sign up.


Hold onto your hats, folks! It’s a week full of 80’s awesome for all youth! There is more information to come, but here's a sneak peak.

Saturday, July 22
Mission day downtown serving the homeless with Hickory Flat UMC

Tuesday, July 25
River Rafting!

Wednesday, July 26
LANDED 80’s style (HS only)

Thursday, July 27
80’s Roller Skating Night

Friday, July 28
80’s LOCKIN! Movies, Games, Music and Food

June 24 - July 1, 2017

The BUMC Student Ministry is sending 21 people (including 14 students) on mission to Eleuthera, a chain of small islands in the Bahamas, from June 24 to July 1. They will be serving local communities in building and restoration projects to repair damage done by last year's hurricanes. They will also engage local residents in community service, worship, and witnessing to the power and love of God. These students will experience the world through serving in a most profound way as they share and receive Christ's love.

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In the coming months, we will be raising funds through various fundraisers, as well as receiving donations through a GoFundMe page:


Summer Games is a Christian camping experience for kids finishing 4th grade through college, July 10-14, 2017. It takes place at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, Ga.

The camp is based around small, multi-aged groups, or huddles, and geared around a week of sports. Each day, there are over two hours of large group worship and teaching, as well as over an hour of huddle Bible Study. These huddles play sports, eat, worship, and pray with each other, and provide the setting for the growth and maturation in discipleship that happens during Summer Games.

Summer Games.jpgSummer Games focuses largely in preparation of Thursday evenings' Crucifixion pageant. Campers begin by hearing the Good News of the birth of Jesus, walk through His life and teaching, and then experience a portrayal of His crucifixion. Campers are led to the scene of the crosses by counselors dressed in full Roman Centurion uniform. After viewing the crosses, the camp gathers for worship to experience the wonders of the resurrection.

Summer Games is not just another camp—it will instill a deep faith in each camper, and a vocabulary to articulate it. It is a life changing, radical, faith experience like no other.




Confirmation is an 18-week study for Students, usually those in 6th Grade. Through this process, Students receive basic knowledge of the Christian story, our core beliefs, practices and an understanding of the doctrine of the United Methodist Church. This will ensure a strong foundation in Jesus Christ upon which they will be able to live their lives ever proclaiming their faith.

Parents of the Confirmands attend a study at the same time that covers the same material and allows for a better understanding of the Methodist faith in Jesus Christ.

Confirmation classes are on Sundays at 9:15 a.m., September through March.


Sundays are a great time for BUMC students to grow and worship!

  • At 9:30 a.m., students attend Worship in the Sanctuary.
  • At 10:45 a.m., ARK studies take place in the Student Center (on Birmingham Highway). A light breakfast is served before a time of musical worship and small groups.
  • ARK studies for parents also meets at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

ARK is a spiritual formation program for teens and parents to create and sustain sound family life during the adolescent years. The adult curriculum coincides with the youth's in order to create family conversations on the topics discussed.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!


The Youth Council at BUMC is a diverse group of 10th-12th graders who gather once a month (on a Sunday evening) to evaluate ministries, determine needs of the community, and form plans in making ministry happen for the entire youth program. Leadership on this team is more than just standing up front and telling people what to do. In fact, it's a whole lot more. It's working with others to determine the direction for the ministry, offering ideas and listening for needs, and serving people for the glory of God. 

This team is a team that is growing in leadership and serving others to create a closer, more tightly knit community of students. Their desire is to grow on a personal and communal level with the intent of seeing the hearts of those they serve come to know and love God more as well. They help the Student Ministry's vision and goals as well as assist in creating a welcoming environment for the rest of the student body.


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All Middle School and High School students are invited to Rooted. Rooted is a place where kids become deeply rooted Christian disciples through worship, study and fellowship alongside one another.

"Be firmly rooted and built up in Him and established in your faith, overflowing with gratitude, just as you were instructed" (Col 2:7).

Rooted for Middle School Students is on Sundays, 5:00-6:30 p.m. and for High School Students on Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30 p.m. Rooted is currently on break for the Summer. Watch here for information about the Fall.