Belmont UMC’s Youth Ministry serves middle school and high school youth in the church with weekly programs and special events that foster friendships and encourage the deepening of faith. In our Wesleyan tradition, an emphasis is placed on missions, and we work to engage our local and global communities in Christian love and service.
Anyone in grades 7-12 are invited and encouraged to come to any youth event.
Weekly Youth Programming
United Methodist Youth (UMY)
Sunday evenings, 5:30pm - 7pm
Gather for dinner, fellowship, service, and faith exploration on Sunday evenings.
Youth at Midweek at Belmont;
Wednesday nights, 6-7pm
Join us after dinner on Wednesday nights for discussions and fellowship over some competitive game-playing.
Wesley Ringers (youth handbell choir)
Sunday afternoons, 3:30-4:30pm
(grades 7-12) -
An intermediate teenage handbell ensemble. Some musical experience is required. They rehearse from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Sundays September-May.
Open Doors Singers (youth choir)
Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:30pm
This Youth Choir sings for 10:30 worship regularly. They also tour periodically and present musical concerts in the surrounding area. The group rehearses each Sunday afternoon 4:30-5:30 p.m. September-May.
Welcome from Youth Pastor, Darren Wright
There are lots of great things in life, but three in particular stand out to me on a day to day basis:
- I love Jesus. He has radically changed my life for the better.
- I love my wife. Her name is Leticia. She is awesome. Like Jesus, she has radically changed my life for the better.
- I love ministry with students. I can learn a ton from and be inspired by students who are filled with bigaspirations, resilience, hope, and desire to make the world a better place.
I'd love to connect and hear your story, so feel free to send me a message or give me a call so we can hang out!
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Click here for the youth health form.
Click here for Youth Registration.
Click here to download our Safe Sanctuary policy.
Opportunities to partner with our youth
The Youth Ministry at Belmont UMC is gearing up for an exciting fall as the students are heading back to school. There are many great opportunities for you to get connected and make an impact in the lives of youth and the life of the church for generations to come. If are willing to serve in any of the areas listed below, contact
, Youth Pastor, via e-mail or phone, 615-383-0832 ext. 26.
Sunday School Teachers (Sunday 9:15-10:15 AM)
There is currently a need for both Junior High and Senior High Sunday School teachers. Our goal is to teach each class in a team relationship. Sunday School teachers are supported with age-appropriate curriculum, training, and other partners in ministry. Teaching Sunday School is a weekly commitment.
United Methodist Youth (Sunday 5:30-7:15 PM)
Every Sunday night our students gather for fun, fellowship, small group lessons and worship. We need a few to assist with small groups and participate in the formation of our youth. Other opportunities on Sunday nights include helping with setup or leading games.
Wednesday Connection (Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM)