We strive to lead students to become passionate disciples of Jesus Christ. By partnering with parents and trained leaders, our mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to be founded in their faith and confident in their Creator. We encourage students to walk boldly towards Christ, apply His truth to their lives, and develop strong, life-changing relationships with the God of the universe. We want our students to know Jesus so that they will make Him known to others.
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YFI is our Tuesday night youth gathering. Students will connect and have fun with each other and their small group leaders. We do this because fun breaks down walls and makes relationships go deeper. They also spend time learning and every message is written with a middle schooler or high schooler in mind—how their brains work, how they learn, what their biggest needs and most pressing questions are, and, most importantly, what they need to know right now about the God who made them, who loves them, and has a plan for them. And because we’re convinced that some truths are best processed in the context of relationships, and that students need adults (besides their parents) who can come alongside them to influence and care for them, small groups, for us, are the point. They’re the thing, in our opinion, that everything else in our program leads to.
Tuesdays at South Campus Room 109
7:00 Small Groups
7:30 Pick Up
All students in grades 5-8 are invited to Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF) on Sundays at High Street at 10:15 AM. This Sunday school class meets from August to May in Cox Memorial Hall upstairs in the YAC!
South Campus Youth Small Group begins this Sunday, October 2nd at 9:00 AM in Room 110 A. This group is led by David Freeman, Julie Rushing, and Tina Hart and is for youth in grades 6-12.
Our children and youth groups at New McKendree have sponsored Jackline Agrey from Tanzania through Compassion International since June 20, 2011 - just over 11 years! That's over $5000 of financial support that has helped her and her family receive spiritual nourishment, food, healthcare, education, clothes, school supplies and so much more. We have written countless letters back and forth over the years. We share scripture and prayer requests. Please pray for her when you see this and consider making a financial donation so we can continue to support her until she graduates the program.
Our children and youth Sunday school classes currently have the opportunity to give weekly. Children at South Campus can give at the a special offering table with Jackline's picture on it!
If you would like to make a contribution to support Jackline's sponsorship, you can make a check to New McKendree UMC with "Jackline" in the memo line or you can CLICK HERE to use PushPay at this special link.
We hope to maintain a regular personal contact between college students and their church family. Our team sends students encouragement and reminders that God and their church family love and care about them.
CLICK HERE to sign your student up to receive these mailings or to update any address changes.