First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey

Director of Youth Ministries and Families

Tyler Slaton

Purpose Statement:

FUMC Youth Ministries exist to PRAISE God, to REACH OUT and SHAPE our LOVE so that all may GROW together in God's word.Our youth program is based on two important scriptures, Matthew 22: 37-40 Greatest Commandment and Matthew 28: 19-20. Great Commission

5 Eternal PURPOSES for a purpose driven youth ministry

We aspire to strengthen each person’s confidence and joy in Jesus Christ at every point in their life and encourage personal and spiritual growth through prayer, Bible study, and active service in our community.

Evangelism - Reach Out, Is sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those who don’t yet have a personal relationship with him.

Fellowship – Heart, Usually through some avenue of personal or programmatic evangelism, they are welcomed into the fellowship of

Discipleship – Growth Discipleship is the term regularly used to describe the building up or strengthening of believers in their quest
to be like Christ

Ministry – Service, Ministry can be defined as “meeting needs with love.” God has blessed every believer with special gifts to be used
for ministry.

Weekly Programming
Here at FUMCNPR  we are committed to serving God and the needs of you and your family.
Youth "Claim The Life," Sunday School
Youth, 7– 12th Grade 10:00 – 10:45 am, Tweens, 6th Grade  11:10 – 12:00pm

Sunday “Hangout” Night
6:00 - 8:00 pm includes, High School Bible study for 9th - 12 th graders

Wacky Wednesday
Grades 6-12th Grades 4:00 -8:00 pm

Schedule: 4:00-5:00 pm Hangout/homework, 5:00 -6:00 pm Dinner, 6:00-8:00 pm Youth Worship with small groups

Age group meeting with a friendly, fun, challenging and exciting atmosphere.
A time of praise & growth; a meal, wacky games and crazy contests.

Shatters the “church is boring” stereotype and helps students celebrate life.
Full of laughter, videos, singing, skits and a message that challenges students to grow spiritually.