Youth Director: Martha Whitesides
Wesleyan Chapel Youth Ministry is an ongoing opportunity for youth in grades 6-12 to gather, learn, build bonds of friendship, deepen their faith in God, share their gifts, and serve others in Christ’s name.
Our mission is to invite and integrate youth into the larger Wesleyan Chapel mission of “growing together in Christ to produce His fruit”.
Vibrant Worship: empower leadership roles and encourage active participation in Sunday morning worship services
Intentional Outreach: expose youth to a variety of outreach opportunities to “love our neighbor” and curate a life-long sustained interest in service
Nourishing Hospitality: engage youth in ministries to get to know our church family and contribute to the pastoral and logistical aspects of being a part of the church
Empowering Disciples: grow the minds of our youth intellectually, spiritually, and faithfully to be stewards of the Christian faith now and always, while encouraging on the journey of faith and doubt, and meeting students where they are
Apart from our regular meeting pattern and special summer schedule, we participate in various activities and missions throughout the year. These could include and are not limited to: NC UMC Conference youth events like Pilgrimage, a ski retreat in the winter, and a week-long mission trip in the summer. We collaborate with missions and ministries within and outside of Wesleyan Chapel to grow our understanding of biblical service. All these activities enable the youth to grow closer to each other as they grow closer to God, helping them form lasting relationships with their peers, their church, and others throughout the community. We encourage youth to bring their friends to our regular youth group meetings – the more, the merrier!